Aukje received her BSc degree in Psychology in 2009 and her MSc degree in Social Psychology in 2010, both from Utrecht University. In April 2015, she received her PhD from Utrecht University, at the department of Clinical and Health Psychology. For this PhD project, Aukje investigated the effectiveness of applying implementation intentions to change unhealthy snacking habits. Currently, she is working as a postdoc in the Habit Lab to continue her research on unhealthy snacking habits and changing this behavior with implementation intentions. Additionally, Aukje received the ABC Creative Mind price 2015 to investigate the role of learned associations in fixation processes hindering creativity.