Jelle Vincken is 24 years old and after finishing his Bachelors Aarde en Economie (Earth Sciences and Economics) and travelling for 7 months he is now following the Masters Hydrology at the Vrije Universiteit. His main interest within the field of hydrology is flood risks in delta and coastal regions at both the national and international level. His Bachelor thesis therefore was about Jakarta’s fight against the increasing river water, soil subsidence and sea level rise. These factors are interconnected and ask for innovative solutions.
Jelle’s personal goal of organizing the Earth Science Career Event (ESCE) is to come into contact with different companies within hydrology and geosciences. “It is an amazing experience to be part of the SAL-board and to organize such a big event as the ESCE. By now I can already say that my future career will definitely benefit from the skills gained during these years”.