In January 2020 Lucia joined the research team of Leyden Academy were she will research projects related to interaction between elders and youth, initiated by Leyden Academy and Jo Visser fund. Furthermore, Lucia will be involved in action researcher in projects related to elderly care in Maarssen and Hilversum. Lucia is no stranger to the academy, as in 2017 she did her internship on the positive effects of neighborhood participation in health.
Lucia first obtained her Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Leiden. After which she completed in 2018 her Master’s degree in Management, Policy Analysis and Entrepreneurship in Health and Life Sciences. Lucia started her working life as project coordinator for several social projects, including for the Move Foundation. Besides her work at Leyden Academy Lucia is also involved in research at the Free University in Amsterdam.