Dr Monique Rijks-Surette

Senior Project Officer

Monique was born in Canada, where she studied Biochemistry and Plant Sciences. In 2005, she went to the UK to read for her PhD in Plant Molecular Virology at the University of Cambridge. Afterwards, she moved from the lab into science policy by taking up a position at the Royal Society of Chemistry in International Development, working on networking, building capacity and promoting best practices in the chemical sciences in Africa. In 2009 she relocated to the Netherlands, where she managed a climate change-related project at TU Delft before joining EDCTP.