As an M.A. intern with Pragmora, Loes undertook extensive research and policy analysis on the conflict in Pakistan, and was an active member of the Pragmora Peace Action Team Planning Committee.
Loes speaks Dutch, English, French, German and Italian (in varying degrees). She has lived in Syria and South Africa, and Canada, as well as the Netherlands, and was in Nepal in 2011 to undertake on-the-ground research to complete her M.Sc. in International Development Studies at Wageningen University in The Netherlands.