Gijs works as community manager at Waag Society. In his position, he is constantly looking for new ways to connect relevant target groups to the research labs and projects of Waag Society.
Gijs studied politics and political communication at the University of Amsterdam. In earlier jobs, he worked for Text to Change, a social enterprise that uses mobile technology to inform people in developing countries about health and agricultural related subjects. He also worked for a short period for the Tour de France organisation in Utrecht, being responsible for press relations and communication.