Amsterdam: Perseverance

Miriyam Aouragh, 39, was a girl from East Amsterdam, who wouldn't let anything hold her back. She took the long path from lower vocational track secondary school, to middle vocational education, progressing on to higher vocational education before finally reaching university. She has a PhD in Anthropology. Miriyam's motto is: look further, don't let anything hold you back, get off the beaten track. She now works in Oxford, England and has just won the prestigious Leverhulm research scholarship.

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