From May 2021 onwards, Marle joined the team of studio Gear Up as a Junior Consultant / Analyst.
Marle obtained a BSc degree in Future Planet Studies (Universiteit van Amsterdam) and a Joint MSc in Sustainable Development (Utrecht Universiteit and Universitat Leipzig). During these studies, she became familiar with the idea of interdisciplinarity and system’s thinking, which she sees as a basis for realising transitions within a sustainable future.
During her Master study she specialised in energy and materials, with a focus on the bio-based society and related challenges. In her thesis, she analysed the economic and climate potential of cattail, grown on Dutch peatlands, as a new bio-based insulation material. This research is recently published in Science of the Total Environment. She obtained knowledge on both the quantitative and qualitative assessments of implementing new sources to the low-carbon economy. She likes to combine different puzzle pieces to find unique solutions to boost the climate-neutral society.