Linda Broersen joined the Nicolaas G. Pierson Foundation in March 2009. She has cared for the welfare of humans, other animals and the earth since she was a child. She participated in several educational programmes promoting international understanding and environmental awareness. Linda studied cultural anthropology at the University of Amsterdam and is mainly interested in human-animal relations. Since 2006 she is a board member of the Amsterdam Society for the Protection of Animals and from 2006-2008 she worked as a volunteer and board member for the Amsterdam Stray Cat Foundation.