Jolein is a PhD researcher at the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies at the University of Leiden, the Netherlands. Jolein specializes in the intersection between human rights and climate change. More specifically, in her research she focuses on the potential of collective human rights such as the right to self-determination, development and the right to a healthy environment in light of climate change, as well as the nexus between land, human rights and climate change.
In the past, Jolein has worked for NGOs in the area of human rights and environmental governance. In this capacity she has engaged with human rights and climate institutions on issues related to climate change, as well as environmental defenders.
Jolein completed her LLB in Dutch Law at the University of Groningen and her LLM in Public International Law at the University of Amsterdam.