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Marpessa Rietbergen (1989) studied linguistics at the University of Florida, and thereafter pursued the subject further by completing an MA at the University of Utrecht. She is currently working on receiving her PhD in the area of cognitive control and language production, here at the Donders Institute. After having moved back and forth between the US and Europe, she has come to appreciate the opportunity of having lived abroad. She especially acknowledges the diverse ways we communicate with one another, the importance of having a dialogue, and sharing those ideas with the community. She is the current English editor for the Donders Wonders Blog.
At the end of the day, Marpessa enjoys clearing her head by going on a run outdoors, and when the Dutch weather permits going for a swim. Otherwise, nothing beats impulsively buying a ticket to go travel, explore, meet new people and ultimately create new memories.