Kim Coppens was born in St. Agatha-Berchem, Belgium. She graduated from the University College of Ghent, Belgium in 2011 as an Office Manager specialised in translation. During her last year, she studied translation at the Instituto Superior de Contabilidade e Administraçao do Porto, Portugal and undertook an internship at iPRI, after which she joined the iPRI team as Project Assistant. Since January 2017 she is the iPRI Communications Officer. She is responsible for internal and external communication, preparations of presentations, conferences. She works closely with the administrative team for the organisation of the annual international conference.