Communities & events
Some of my work is based around running events and managing communities. I currently host a monthly coworking session for science communicators and have contributed to a chapter about online coworking for a guidebook on virtual events.
As a freelance community manager I helped manage four communities for Nature Research Communities from 2019 to 2020 by emailing potential blog authors, assisting existing community members, and writing some Instagram posts. I also regularly serve as chair for BiteSize Bio webinars, where I introduce the speakers and run the live Q&A.
Past community management roles
From 2010 to 2018 I worked in various community management roles for publishers and academics. These jobs included a mix of different community management skills: writing for blogs and social media, inviting researchers to contribute to online community pages, managing and growing social media accounts, giving talks, attending conferences, hosting events, identifying existing communities and engaging researchers, writing white papers, and running online ad campaigns. The biggest projects I worked on were The Node and F1000Research (both as full-time employee).
When I was a chemistry student at VU Amsterdam I used to be very active in various committees and I co-organised an international study tour for third year students, several visits to chemical industry in the Netherlands, and a large career fair for all science students at both Amsterdam universities. During my PhD in biochemistry at the University of Toronto I co-instigated SciBarCamp, an unconference for anyone interested in science. I later helped organise two additional SciBarCamp events in Cambridge, UK.