Lisenne Giel grew up in Rotterdam where she studied Industrial & Organizational Psychology. She has always been interested in research & academia. She became a tutor in mathematics, Latin, & Greek at the age of 16. As a Bachelor student she continued her passion for research & academia by teaching courses in Psychology and becoming a research assistant for Dr. Noordzij. After her Masters she became a tutor in Statistics at EUC and started her PhD in 2015 under the supervision of Prof. Denktas, Dr. Noordzij, and Dr. Scholmerich.