Yvonne Smit is a science communicator, speaker, moderator, host and teacher. She was the chair of WIQD for the first two year. And now works freelance as Coordinator Communication and Impact for WIQD, as well as as serving on its organizing and steering committees.
Before starting as a freelancer she worked for QuSoft as a communication advisor. But she started as a scientist and received her PhD in Physical Geography from the Utrecht University in 2019 for which she investigated how coastal dunes grow by aeolian sand transport.
During her work as a scientist she found that next to doing research, her passion also lies with science communication. She always asked herself,
“What is the use of science when nobody is communicating their results in an understandable way?”
Therefore, after her PhD she started working as the editor-in-chief for the online science communication platform – University of the Netherlands.
By joining WIQD Yvonne hopes to stimulate female scientists in the field of quantum development and empower them to continue their dreams; as an educator, scientist or communicator, whatever their passion is.