Aagje has a background in Health (Bachelor, Leuven 1998) and Political Philosophy (Master, Leuven and Nijmegen, 2002) and conducted research in Human Rights at the University of Leuven (2002-2008) and Columbia University in New York (Fulbright Scholarship 2007).
Since 2009, she has worked for a number of EU civil society organisations as a policy analyst and advocate for the rights and wellbeing of children and their families. She previously coordinated an advocacy campaign for the rights of children in vulnerable situations and most recently managed a European membership network supporting families affected by mental health issues.
Aagje joined Missing Children Europe as Secretary General in November 2018. She is responsible for the strategic development and day-to-day management of the organization.