TRQSE is an international not-for-profit organization bringing together thinkers and makers to incubate and implement new ideas.
Bette is an artist and a writer. She studied Image & Language at the Gerrit Rietveld Art Academy in Amsterdam and received her Master in Creative Writing from Oxford University. Bette writes novels, short stories, makes drawings and videos and often blends different art forms together. Her debut novel, Rus Like Everyone Else, was published in the US and UK by Unnamed Press and in the Netherlands by Uitgeverij Cossee. Bette writes in both Dutch and English. Today, she lives and works in Amsterdam.
Rod trained as a professional singer and musician at the University of Redlands School of Music. Following graduation, he was drawn to the San Francisco Bay area by the innovative technology industries at what came to be known as the dot com years. Here, in 1997, he co-founded green design agency Celery Design Collaborative, pioneers in sustainable design and corporate responsibility strategies for industry leaders in clean tech, renewable energy, culture, education, and community development. Today, Rod works from both Berkeley, California and the medieval town of Noyers, France.
Anne is a communications and PR expert with a background in polar science and environmental policy. She works at QTEM with leading global academic institutions and international businesses to select and train the most promising students worldwide. With experience that ranges from fact-checking presidential speeches to coordinating research in Antarctica, she applies her knowledge, conceptual abilities and human skills to help our projects reach the broadest audience with the most effective outcome.
Maya is an activist, student and feminist. She studies at Utrecht University at the MA Gender Studies programme and she specialises in untold narratives, knowledge production, and feminist art practices. She is an advocate for equality and queering society. The performativity of gender, roles of women in society, diversification of knowledge production and art practices, are her fields of interest.
She is a project developer, social media content creator, and researcher for the Heroines! Movement. Through her background in interdisciplinary research practice, gender concepts and theory, she helps build and expand the ethical foundation and content of Heroines! Movement.