Marijke has joined the Institute as the Administrative and Operations Coordinator in May of 2022.

She grew up in the Halifax-Dartmouth area and moved to Vancouver where she lived for most of her adult life before returning to Halifax. While living in Vancouver she volunteered for animal welfare organizations, LGBT+ events and groups and was an active member of the Vancouver East Side community. In Halifax she has worked at Veith House, a community hub servicing Halifax’s North End.

She is a graduate of Vancouver Film School’s Writing for Film, Television and Media and has experience in producing, writing and directing live shows as well as short film and sketch comedy.