Marthe spends her weekends with her nose in the papers. As a genuine bookworm and newsaholic, she reads everything she can get her hands on. So it won’t come as any surprise that this Ghent foodie (she’ll never pass up the chance to visit a restaurant) opted to study journalism. Work placements took her to De Tijd and NRC Handelsblad, leading to a stint as editor on the Belgium news desk of De Standaard. She finally decided to join our team. ‘Because I love writing’, she says, ‘and because I can write like a journalist here. Drafting a press release is like writing a top quality article. But without the pressure of journalism.’ Hunting down news stories and then reflecting these in a positive light, even during a crisis, is what makes her tick. No matter the topic; it’s the huge variety that keeps Marthe on her toes. You won’t be surprised to learn that she works for Bereal and Bepublic, as well as Befirm.