Saskia joined the Wellcome Trust in 2012 as a member of the Pathogens, Immunology and Population Health team to oversee the public health research and population studies portfolio. In 2013 she moved within the Wellcome Trust to focus solely on Sustaining Health. Her responsibilities include contributing to the development and implementation of strategic activities and initiatives with a special focus on Strategic Plan Challenge Area 5, Environment, Nutrition and Health. She has over 8 years of experience working for government institutes, funders, social enterprises and NGOs in countries such as Ecuador, Nepal and Zimbabwe as well as the UK and the Netherlands. Saskia graduated with a BSc in Biomedical Sciences and obtained an MSc in Control of Infectious Disease from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London.