Yvonne Smit is the Coordinator Communication and Impact at research institute QuSoft. Before that, she 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.
Nowadays, she is working from a more strategic position at QuSoft, wherein she can make a difference for the researchers working there, and communicates about their research to impact society as much as possible.
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.