Who am I?

My name is Shannen, I am a 22-year-old journalism student and I like taking photos and making videos.

Ever since I was a little kid, I developed a passion for photography and film. This passion drove me to teach myself how to shoot and edit. My curiosity and urge to travel already took me to some really cool places and allowed me to meet incredible people all over the world. I don't know what the future holds, but I'd like to let my curiosity lead the way. 

Based in, not limited to, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Contact info over here

Professional expertise

  • (2018—) Allround Video intern, Hearst Netherlands — Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • (2017—) Junior editor, RTL Boulevard, national TV program — Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • (2017) Editorial internship, RTL Boulevard, national TV program — Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • (2016) Journalism internship, Department of the Future — Melbourne, Australia



  • (2017—) MA Journalism and New Media — Leiden University, the Netherlands
  • (2016) Journalism semester abroad — Monash University Melbourne, Australia
  • (2013—2017) BA Communication and Information sciences — Utrecht University, the Netherlands
  • (2013) International Baccalaureate Senior Certificatie



Photography, videography & production, writing, Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, Premiere Pro, Indesign, Muse, Final Cut Pro