Marle de Jong

Junior Consultant / Analyst

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. 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. 


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