Selen Baskara - President
Selen was born in German-speaking Switzerland to Turkish parents, and studied International Relations in (French-speaking) Geneva before coming here to Leiden. This international background has led her to focus on Middle Eastern Studies for her Masters in Leiden. She is very chatty in many different languages, so don’t hesitate to come and say “hi” if you see her around. The only thing she loves better than talking is chocolate - good chocolate, mind you, she is Swiss after all!
Bob Dubbeldam - Treasurer
Bob is a Dutch masters student of Industrial Ecology. With his studies Bob wants to save humanity from complete extinction by the impending apocalypse. Other than that, he likes to learn new languages such as Portuguese at the moment. Bob also loves to play tennis, so challenge him to a match when you see him! As Treasurer of the ISN board he hopes to make many new international friends, enjoy drinks, parties and trips… and to make sure ISN does not go bankrupt.
Bastiaan van der Zeeuw - Promotions officer
Bastiaan is a 23-year-old Law student at Leiden University. He was born in Colombia and grew up in Ghana and Bangladesh. After always attending American international schools he truly feels like a citizen of the world. His hobbies are sports (especially football), going out with friends, traveling, cooking (HATES Dutch food) and watching comedy movies. As Promotions Officer he will be promoting ISN in Leiden and creating a visual identity.
Lis de Vries - Secretary
Lis is a Dutch law student. She has been working as an au pair in the United States and Italy. Besides her study she is still taking care of some children as a babysitter. She adores the sun and is a tanning enthusiast. After having a great time on Erasmus to Turkey, she is ready to have an even greater time in Leiden with all the international students and meet lots of new people. She will be answering all your emails as the Secretary of ISN.
Valina Panteli - Local Representative
Valina is a Greek international master student. Since September 2013 she has been studying in Leiden and The Hague International Relations and Crisis and Security Management. She loves photography, animals, the sea, scuba diving, skiing, extreme sports, learning foreign languages, is a foodie and loves everything sweet or salty that has lemon yum! As your Local Representative and Activities Officer she will organize and manage cultural activities and events in Leiden and trips outside of Leiden.
Margot Bak - Buddy & Clubs Coordinator
Margot is a 22-year-old Psychology student at Leiden University. She just returned from her internship in Buenos Aires, which was one of the best times of her life. Meeting people from all over the world and discovering new places is what she loves most next to dancing, good wine and food of course ;-) She is very excited to be part of the international student community in Leiden this year and provide you with fun and helpful buddies and buddy groups. She hopes to see you all soon at one of the Buddy activities or at one of the ISN Clubs events!
Andrew Woods - Activities Officer
Andrew is an Australian Masters student in Consumer and Economic Psychology. His loves include movies, sport (especially baseball), books, and music. Never one to turn down; some food, a drink, or a chat (so long as it’s in English) so don’t be afraid to say G’day. As the Activities Officer he will be organising all of the awesome trips and events that ISN Leiden has to offer, so if you have any great ideas, be sure to let him know!