In her role as communications manager, Pien Koopman is, ostensibly, the voice of One Drop. She has the last word on everything said publicly on behalf of the company, whether it’s a press release or the messaging behind a larger initiative. Her intuition, outspokenness and skills as a communicator, collaborator and problem solver ensure One Drop’s messaging is always clear and concise.
While her work is, in her words, “exhilarating, exciting and, at times, impossible when it comes to events”, she feels that the organization’s efforts in the developing world, ultimately, make what she does “important, necessary and meaningful.”
Being an excellent communicator is something that’s clearly very important to Pien, speaking four languages fluently: English, Dutch, French and German. Makes sense when you consider that Pien’s life has taken her all throughout Europe — the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Austria, Belgium, Germany and Switzerland — before landing in her current home in the United States.
Outside of work, Pien likes to relax by spending time with friends, reading or meditation (a hobby she recently took up). She’s also in possession of all her swimming diplomas and, fun fact, is also trained in the fine art of silversmithing.