Vera Cup MSc. studied Liberal Arts & Sciences at Utrecht University with a major in pedagogical sciences. This interest in youth continued when she followed the master Youth Studies at the same university. Here she focused on studying adolescent risk behavior and the differences in life satisfaction between bisexual, homosexual and heterosexual adolescents. After her master's, she worked as a lecturer in the department of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences at UU for 1.5 years. In February 2024, she started working on a PhD project about the mental health of Bi+ youth and the factors that influence it.