I graduated cum laude for both the bachelor Biomedical Sciences (2011) and the master Clinical Human Movement Sciences (2013) at the Radboud University Nijmegen. During my major master internship, I investigated compensatory stepping responses after postural perturbations on the Radboud Falls Simulator in people after stroke. I found that the leg angle is a critical determinant for successful forward and backward stepping. Furthermore, I identified critical determinants for successful balance recovery after large sideways perturbations in healthy young adults. After my graduation, I participated in the PhD competition of the Radboud University. I wrote a research proposal to unravel the role of neural structures and pathways in their contribution to balance and gait control in people with stroke. From 2014 to 2015, I worked as a research assistant at the department of Rehabilitation at the Radboud university medical center. I used a lean and release task to investigate whether stepping responses can be improved with a perturbation-based balance training in people with stroke.