Pearl is communications officer at Wemos. She is responsible for Wemos’ website and social media channels, and supports the organisation in online and offline communications tasks.
Previously, she gained experience as a (web)editor at The Broker Online for the dossier ‘Post-2015’ and at the organisation Both ENDS.
Pearl studied Health Sciences and Global Health at Maastricht University. During the master’s program Global Health, she followed elective courses at Thammasat University in Bangkok, and attended a symposium program in Manipal (India). In addition, she did a research internship in international tobacco control policy in Bangkok.
“Health is not supposed to be a privilege, reserved for the few, such as those who can afford it. Nor should it be a distant dream for the vulnerable and unfortunate in many countries worldwide. What I like about Wemos is that we look at the ‘bigger picture’ to tackle such injustices: politics, policies and health are undoubtedly intertwined. For me as a communications officer, it’s always a fun challenge to turn our valuable work into clear, compelling stories, whether in words or visuals.”