Kim Mans completed her Master of Science in Crisis and Security Management at Leiden University in 2015. With their master thesis: ‘Foreign fighters in their own words: Who are they, Why do they go and Where are they going?’ she and Ruben Tuitel used social media platforms like YouTube as a source to gain knowledge on the foreign fighting phenomenon in Syria. Kim is currently finishing her second Master of Science in Public Administration (direction ‘Governance of Security’) at the Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam. In 2013, she obtained her bachelor degree in Public Administration and Organizational Science at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, combined with a minor International Security. Her interests are in the field of both national and international security, more concrete (counter-) terrorism, foreign fighting and the combination of these topics with social media and the use of information technology.