Francien Lekkerkerker has an extensive background in (legal) writing and time management. She studied both Political Science and Law in the Netherlands. During her studies she interned for several law firms in both Amsterdam and New York. She also functioned as board member of a student rowing association and was responsible for the daily management of this association (with then 700+ members). During her Civil Law master’s degree she worked as manager for a start-up private tuition agency. She then kick-started her career as lawyer at a top tier Dutch law firm that represents the Dutch government in legal proceedings, combining her job with the organisation of several client and social events. In 2018, she moved to Switzerland to join her long-term partner and she currently works as account manager at a leading cross-border debt collection agency.