Ilse van Winssen

Research Principal

Pier Labs

Ilse (she/her) is a Research Principal at Pier Labs and has done extensive work in the housing sector with a focus on affordable housing and livable communities. As a mixed methods applied researcher Ilse puts wellbeing and community needs at the center of her work. Ilse is a skillful facilitator who fosters dialogue and collaborative partnerships.

Ilse holds a Bachelor of Science in International Development Studies from Wageningen University, a Master of Science in Contemporary Asian Studies from The University of Amsterdam, as well as a Master of Science in International Development Studies with a specialization in economics of development from Wageningen University. Her research on the wellbeing impacts of slum rehabilitation policies has been published by the Wilson Center.

Outside of work, Ilse enjoys practicing and teaching yoga. Ilse volunteers as a mentor with the EduNova’s Study and Stay Nova Scotia Program.

Ilse van Winssen