Wieke Haakma (1988) was born and raised in Beetsterzwaag, the Netherlands. She studied Technical Medicine at the University of Twente and did her master thesis at the Wilhelmine Childrens Hospital. During this project, she investigated the anatomical and microstructural properties of the sacral plexus in children with spina bifida using multimodal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques. After her graduation, she started with a joined PhD at the University Medical Center Utrecht and Aarhus University in Denmark. Under the supervision of Dr. Alexander Leemans of the PROVIDI Lab, she will investigate the potential and clinical relevance of diffusion MRI for studying peripheral nerves in healthy controls and patient populations. The second part of her PhD research consists of imaging peripheral vessels with computed tomography and angiography for quantifying potential vessel damage.