Hi! I'm Marijke. I'm half American, half Dutch but I go home to
Zambia, or at least until December and then it's Indonesia!
Right now I'm focusing on college and getting my undergraduate
degree in Food and Agriculture Politics in Massachusetts. I'm
really interested in the new sustainable agriculture/buying local
movement so hopefully I will be able to be involved in that after I
Other than that, college swimming takes over a lot of my life right
now and I'm just hoping to meet some people who share the same
But first things first - Do you even lift bro?
What I’m doing with my life
I'm a full-time student and swimmer. I spend any remaining time
trying to hunt down places to dig in the dirt and plant plants and
I'm also REALLY into music, so I try to go to concerts whenever I
I’m really good at
Remembering small details from past conversations, especially if
they're about people
The first things people usually notice about me
I have an unpronounceable name :)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Music: Alt-J, San Cisco, Foster the People, The Head and the Heart,
Blind Pilot, Florence + The Machine, White Lies, Interpol, The
Morning Benders, Ra Ra Riot, Regina Spektor, The Strokes, Pepper
Books: I tend to oscillate between really depressing food politics
books and magical realism. No shame.
Eating Animals, Cutting For Stone, Ender's Game (though I feel
conflicted about this. whyyy does he have to be homophobic??) One
Hundred Years of Solitude, The House of the Spirits,
Movies: Donnie Darko, 500 Days of Summer, Scott Pilgrim vs. the
World, Stranger Than Fiction...
Shows: Adventure Time, Orange is the New Black, Game of Thrones,
skins UK, New Girl, anything Nigella Lawson.
The six things I could never do without
Music, swimming, travel, books, whipped cream and pickles (but not
together. Okay, maybe together)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Do my Doc Martens match this dress? Wait yes of course they do. I
need to stop asking myself this question, it's essentially
On a typical Friday night I am
drinking wine with friends and dancing, or maybe going to a show. I
don't really like staying in on the weekends, so if you know of a
cool thing to do maybe I would be into it!
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I know all the lyrics to TLC's classic tune, "No Scrubs." Take that
as you will.
You should message me if
You enjoy going to music festivals/ shows and share similar music
You're interested in food justice or maybe just food in
You just want to say hi :)