When I was ten I received a fuel cell from my dad, sparking a first strong interest in energy storage. After deciding that energy storage is the missing link in the transition to renewable energies, I took an undergraduate in physics & chemistry at Maastricht University and materials science & engineering at UC Berkeley. I was a Research Assistant at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and participated in Google Summer of Code 2014, in both cases dealing with battery materials. Having been persuaded that the implementation of new technologies needs partners in both business and politics, I decided to explore these fields by being active in the foundation of start-ups and as a student representative. Currently, I am a graduate student at the University of Cambridge.