Josien Verwoerd, BA (Amersfoort, 1991)
Josien has a BA in English Literature and is currently finishing her Research MA in Cultural Analysis at the University of Amsterdam. To gain more insight in the business side of arts and culture, she extended her studies with a minor in Creative Industries. As a volunteer at Delitelabs, a startup school for refugees who aspire to start their own business in the Netherlands, Josien was introduced to the entrepreneurial circuit of Amsterdam and became interested in the world of social enterprises. To Josien, Novel offers a professional environment that allows her to extend her analytical skills and focus her creative thinking on strategy and communication. In her spare time she experiments with drawing and photography, and has a popular YouTube channel with sewing tutorials.