About Marieke van de Rakt
I studied Sociology and Communication Sciences at the Radboud University in Nijmegen. I obtained my PhD in Social Sciences in January 2011. Since then, I worked as a researcher as well as a teacher at Avans University of Applied Sciences in Den Bosch. As of September 2013, I gave up my position at Avans to focus solely on my activities at Yoast.
I’m married to Joost de Valk and we have four amazing children together. Ever since Joost started his own company, I tried to be as much involved as possible, leading to eventually joining the company.
Having a solid academic background, I focus on (quantitative) research. I’m currently doing some strategic management as well. Since 2014, I’m busy writing and editing blogposts and Ebooks as well.