Kim C.P. Geurtjens obtained her BSc in Criminology at the Erasmus University Rotterdam in 2011 and her LLMs in Forensics, Criminology and Law, and Criminal law at Maastricht University in 2015 and 2016 respectively. She was a PhD candidate at Maastricht University between 2016 and 2021. During her time in Maastricht, she was involved in various research projects. Kim currently works as an analyst for the municipality of Sittard-Geleen.