Louella Schoemacher


My name is Louella, I am 25 years old and I live in Rosmalen. For now, I moved back in with my parents. However, I hope to find my own place in Den Bosch or Rosmalen soon. Before moving back to Rosmalen, I lived in Wageningen where I completed my masters Nutrition and Health at the Wageningen University in November 2017. During my masters I specialised in Nutritional Physiology and Health Status, which I thought was very interesting.

My hobbies are fitness, skiing, reading, cooking (especially baking). In my spare time I like to meet up with friends to catch a movie, have coffee or dinner together or to play pubquizzes.

Why do I attend the OCS Life Sciences Boot Camp?

After graduating, I was searching for a challenging new position. I wasn’t specifically looking for a position in a particular field, but for one in which I could utilise knowledge from my studies, but which also granted the opportunity to develop myself and acquire new skills. During my Master thesis and internship, I worked with datasets and discovered that I enjoy working with data and solving logical puzzles. The OCS Life Sciences Boot Camp provided me with a setting that combines all these things!

What do I think of the OCS Life Sciences Boot Camp?

So far, I thoroughly enjoy the OCS Life Science Boot Camp. I’ve learned all about the basic concepts and possibilities of SAS and furthermore, I have gotten to know my fellow boot-campers and all other colleagues at the office a little bit better. Starting the boot camp in a team setting together with Maud and Fatima has been very nice. Also, I found all colleagues to be very willing to help whenever we had questions or issues with SAS. This has really contributed to the pleasant experience thus far. I have recently obtained my SAS Base programmer certificate and I already started to work with real-life data.

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