Lara Spaans is a PhD candidate at the Utrecht University School of Economics (U.S.E.). For her research she is interested in sustainability, investor behavior, and impact investing. She currently works on projects related to sustainable investments and investor behavior. Before this she worked as a junior researcher at U.S.E. in entrepreneurship and completed a Master's degree in Financial Economics at the Erasmus University and a Bachelor's degree in Economics and Business Economics with a minor in Economic Geography at Utrecht University.