Grants Team


educate.‘s Grants Team is one of our core fundraising teams. We work to secure the necessary funding to make educate.’s projects a reality. We are a team of dedicated and creative writers looking for the best ways to attract funding for educate.‘s work.

Andrea Torrens: Grants Team Manager

Originally from Spain, Andrea has a background in International Relations and has conducted fieldwork in Colombia. She moved to Amsterdam to study for her Master’s and is currently working there while collaborating with educate.

Maaike van Woerden: Grant Writer

Maaike is originally from the Netherlands, where she completed a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science. She also holds a Master’s degree in International Development Studies, for which she conducted fieldwork in Ghana. Maaike currently works in the public sector and is passionate about inclusive and sustainable development.

Alessandra di Giacomo: Grant Writer

Alessandra is from Brazil and holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration. With a background in both the private and non-profit sectors, she is passionate about different cultures and strongly motivated to improve lives of individuals through education.