Marijke studied Dutch Language and Literature at the ‘Vrije Universiteit’ Amsterdam and graduated in modern literature with an upper secondary teaching qualification. In addition, she also studied Second and Foreign Language Acquisition and English Language and Literature. From 1988 until 2017, Marijke was working as an IB Dutch teacher at international schools in The Hague and Hilversum, where she also tutored self-taught students in other languages. After completing the IBO workshop leader training, she gave several workshops Dutch A Literature and Dutch B. Marijke has been an examiner for Dutch A Literature since 2008.
Marijke is a teacher.