Sterre van Riel

Science Communication Manager
Erasmus University Rotterdam


Sterre is science communication manager for the GUTS project. She translates scientific matters into language that is understandable for everyone and exchanges this with society. She also works on projects to effectively increase public engagement and societal impact of the research. Sterre has a background in neuroscience and finished her master’s degree in Neuroscience & Cognition at Utrecht University in 2021. Her final thesis dealt with how social media brings opportunities for adolescent social (brain) development while physical distancing in times of Covid-19. Throughout her career, she developed (and carried out) high school guest lectures, created podcasts, organized youth panels and designed activities for science festivals and various other ways to connect science to society.

Photo: Alexander Santos Lima