Paulien has worked as a communication advisor at the Knowledge Platform since 1 June 2021. She was trained as an all-round stylist at Artemis Academy in Amsterdam. Here she developed skills in the fields of design, concept development, and photography. She subsequently obtained a master's degree in Communication Science at the University of Groningen. She completed this master with an internship at Studio Plakband. Her interest in the communication profession developed further during this internship where she performed editorial, organizational and creative tasks. Within the Knowledge Platform, she is involved in developing a communication strategy, designing, writing texts, and managing social media and the website.