Karlijn studied law in Rotterdam at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. She obtained Bachelor’s degrees in law and in economics & business economics in the Netherlands and also the Master degree in employment law. Karlijn has been working as a legal assistant and subsequently as an associate at Sørensen Lawyers since September 2014. In 2019, she graduated cum laude from the Post Academic Education for Employment Law (PALA). Karlijn is a member of the Association for Young Employment Law Attorneys (VJAA) and the Association for Rotterdam Employment Law Attorneys (VRAA). Karlijn is married, lives in Rotterdam an has a child.