Carina van Hoof

Carina van Hoof
Program Manager
My pronouns are: she/her/hers
My experience and deep interests:
I am based in: Utrecht, The Netherlands
THNK connection: Staff

While I am from the Netherlands, I consider myself a European citizen, having lived abroad to study and work in Italy and Spain after many years of active membership in a European student association.

My study background is in languages, French and Italian (BA), and Adult Education (MA). However, it was through training events in the youth NGO sector, particularly an event called Leadership Summer School (LSS), that I discovered the transformational power of non-formal education methods, which sparked my interest in training, learning & development. As a result, I became an NFE trainer myself and delivered several training sessions on topics related to leadership during LSS and other training events.

At THNK, the space for creativity in training is what attracted me, as I believe creative, experiential learning experiences can provide the most powerful transformations. Outside of work, I’m lucky to combine my passion for singing and organising as the founder and president of a LGBTQ+ choir in my city. There, I’m on a continuous learning journey on what it means to be genuinely inclusive, input which I hope to bring to my professional life as well.