Hege Knaven-van Dijke studied at the University of Amsterdam, where she graduated cum laude for her Master's degree in political communication in 2012. Hege came to Brussels to undertake a traineeship with the EPP Group in the Committee of the Regions. She worked for the Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies as a communications advisor until 2015. After that, she moved to Amsterdam where she became a communications and project manager at LIBER. In this capacity she managed data science projects of the European Commission. Since 2016 she has worked at the CDA headquarters, where she is the international secretary of the party and the secretary general of the Eduardo Frei Foundation.