In 2014 Jan-Baptiste obtained a Bachelor of Laws at KU Leuven, Belgium (magna cum laude, sixth of my class), and in 2016 a Research Master in Law at KU Leuven and Humboldt University Berlin (magna cum laude, sixth of his class). For his master's thesis on EU constitutional law and democratic theory, he received the Thesis Prize of the Wilfried Martens Fund (in honor of a former Belgian Prime Minister). After his studies in law he pursued a bachelor degree in philosophy at KU Leuven, obtained in 2018 (magna cum laude, eighth of my class). Since September 2017 he is working as a Ph.D. candidate at the Faculty of Law of KU Leuven with a visiting appointment at Utrecht University. In 2019, he obtained a four year fellowship from the Research Foundation Flanders for his Ph.D. project about judicial review of discretionary actions. In the academic year 2021-22, he is an LL.M. candidate at Yale Law School. Outside academia, he has been involved for two years (2019-2020) in the political movement and party Volt Europa as European facilitator for citizen empowerment, where he coordinated all Volt Europa's policies dealing with democracy and citizen participation.