Since 1999 Saskia has worked as taxonomist and registrar for the Royal General Bulbgrowers' Association in The Netherlands, where its title is Koninklijke Algemeene Vereeniging voor Bloembollencultuur (KAVB); it is the National and International Cultivar Registration Authority for many bulbous genera. She is involved in developing the database of the KAVB. She is one of the editors of the Supplement 2005 Classified List and International Register of Tulip Names and one of the authors of two publications on the new Hippeastrum cultivar classification.
Saskia is also a Member of the International Society for Horticultural Science Commission for Nomenclature and Cultivar Registration.
She studied Biology at Leiden University, The Netherlands and graduated in Plant Systematics and Evolution Biology. During her studies she worked on taxonomic revisions in the Euphorbiaceae and Melastomataceae and was one of the authors of a field-guide for the identification of seedlings of tropical forest tree species of East Kalimantan (Indonesia).
Koninklijke Algemeene Vereeniging voor Bloembollencultuur (KAVB)