Lotte Julia Bouwman works as a researcher for the research group Aquaculture in Delta Areas since March 2022. She obtained her bachelor's degree at Leiden University College, and obtained her MSc in Marine Biology at the UvA after multiple research internships on eel aquaculture at WUR and zooplankton genetics at Naturalis. Two of her theses have since been published as scientific articles. After her studies she gained working experience at Kingfish Zeeland as a junior biologist. Lotte Julia works on various projects. Amongst others, she is part of research into saline cultivation and oyster farming in Waterdunen, she works with local growers for oyster breeding projects, and she is involved in an Erasmus+ project on RAS in education.