Femke Holwerda studied Biology and Biogeology at Utrecht University, The Netherlands. She worked briefly as a research assistant on stable isotopes in the Geochemistry lab SIBL at Durham University, UK, and on a dinosaur egg research project at the Museum of Lourinhã, Portugal, before starting her PhD at the LMU in Munich on Patagonian Middle Jurassic sauropods.
She is now a postdoctoral research in vertebrate palaeontology, sauropods & mosasaurs. She specializes in sauropod early evolution and palaeobiology, as well as dinosaur and mosasaur tooth research. She is also Editor in Chief of the Journal of Paleontological Techniques