Bien van der Voorden worked for the Willem de Kooning Academy since 2006, first as a Study Career Coach (SCC) in Graphic Design and since 2012 also in the role of coordinator for the SCC program. She took part in several education development teams at the WdKA. Since 2018 she acts as an assessor for the Honour Program Competency Assessments. In January 2022 she joined the ranks of RASL. Bien studied Political Sciences at the Erasmus University in the 80’s, specialising in Empirical Political Theory. Acting on another interest Bien then changed course to join the WdKA where she graduated as a Graphic designer in 2004. She completed the Master Education in Arts (MEIA) at Piet Zwart institute in 2016.