Maya Schulpen studied Biomedical Sciences at Radboud University in Nijmegen. During her master’s education, she specialized in the fields of human pathobiology and epidemiology. Maya obtained her master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences (Cum Laude) in 2016. Consecutively, she started as a PhD student at the Department of Epidemiology at Maastricht University (GROW- School for Oncology and Developmental Biology) under the supervision of prof. Piet van den Brandt and prof. Petra Peeters. Her PhD research was aimed at investigating the association between adherence to a Mediterranean diet and cancer risk in the Netherlands. After defending her PhD thesis in 2020, Maya joined the Princess Máxima Center for pediatric oncology where she is currently employed as an epidemiologist and postdoctoral researcher at the research group “Childhood Cancer Epidemiology & Outcomes”. She is registered as Epidemiologist B at the Dutch Society for Epidemiology (VvE).