Introduction of the 62nd Board
Introduction of the 62nd Board
Welcome to the page of the 62nd Board of Faculty Association Ibn Battuta. Every year, a different board leads Ibn Battuta, by coordinating the Association, all its bodies, and events. Together with all the committees and projectgroups, the Board organizes a great deal of activities for all members to join!
This year, it will be our turn to lead the Association! We, as the 62nd Board, are looking forward to this Association Year and we will make sure that it will become a great year for all members of Ibn Battuta! Let us introduce ourselves personally below:
Rosa ter Haar - Chairman
Hi! My name is Rosa ter Haar, I am 21 years old, and a 3rd year Human Geography and Planning student. I am originally from Enschede, and when moving to Groningen to start my study I was enthusiastic about joining Ibn Battuta from the very start. The introduction weekend to Ameland was where I met many of the friends I still have and which also made me excited to join the FYC. After that, I also did the BEC and the A’cie, and the Pro Geo board. Besides this, I love cooking and traveling! As I have had such great times already, I am honored to be the chairman for the upcoming year, and get new people enthusiastic about our great Association. This year, I will be part of EGEA Groningen, Projectgroup Master Introduction and will contribute to organizing the Galant Gala. I am always open for a chat or discussion, so if you see me somewhere around Zernike (or elsewhere), feel free to talk to me!
Anne Mombarg - Vice Chairman
Hi! My name is Anne Mombarg and I’m the Vice Chairman. I am currently a second-year student of the Bachelor Human Geography and Planning. At 20 years old, I am the youngest member of the Board. I was born and raised in the home of our Association, Groningen. In my first year, I joined the First Year Committee, and the year after that I had the pleasure to organize the Wintersports trip with a new Committee. Last February I joined the Almanac Committee to show my creative side. Besides my interest in Spatial Sciences, one of my hobbies is sports. Playing, watching, in every form! That's also why I am in the Sport and Games Committee. During my time as a committee member, my interest in the Association started growing and I’m very honored and proud to say that I am the 62nd Vice Chairman. See you at the next activity or in the Coffee Room!
Julia van Wijk - Secretary
Hey everyone! I am Julia van Wijk, 21 years old, and following the master Environmental and Infrastructure Planning. I’m from a farm near the city of Groningen and moved to the city in the second year of my bachelor. In my free time, I enjoy playing bugel and trumpet, reading, and going out with friends. I have been at Ibn for quite some time, and it only felt right to do a board year here as well. This year I will be the Secretary, and will take place as the Board Member in the Excursion Committee, Master Network FSS, and I will be organizing the NGPS together with Anne. I am very excited for the upcoming year, and hope to see all of you at activities and in the Coffee Room!
Jesper Leuwerink - Treasurer
Hi everybody! My name is Jesper Leuwerink, I am 20 years old and following the Bachelor Human Geography and Planning. I am originally from Oldenzaal, which is a city in Twente. When I started my studies here almost 2 years ago I immediately moved to Groningen. This is also the place where I got introduced to our wonderful Association. It felt right from the start. Besides Ibn Battuta, I like watching films and running long distances. I am honored to be the Treasurer of Ibn Battuta this year, and I will take place in the Lecture Committee, Foreign Excursion Committee, Zwemfest, and Projectgroup Schier. I am looking forward to seeing you all again or meeting you for the first time!
Moritz Fehrlage - Commissioner Internal Relations
Hi everyone, my name is Moritz Fehrlage, and I am a third-year Human Geography and Planning student. Originally, I am from Munich, Germany though I have lived in and enjoyed life in Groningen for three years now. In my free time, I like to meet with my friends, play sports that involve a ball, or watch football. Within Ibn Battuta, I have experienced quite a lot of Committees namely the Almanac Committee, EGEA, the Excursion Committee, and the Wintersports Committee, and this year I will be the board member of the Sustainability and Society Committee and the FYC. I enjoyed joining those Committees and organizing things for the other members of the Association. Therefore I decided to apply for the 62nd Board of Ibn Battuta. Ibn Battuta has given me a home in Groningen and the Netherlands and therefore I am very excited and honored to be the Commissioner Internal Relations of the 62nd Board of Ibn Battuta. I hope to see many of you soon at either an activity or in the Coffee room!
Brett Bijland - Commissioner External Relations
Hi everyone! My name is Brett Bijland and I am a 20-year-old, second-year Spatial Planning and Design student. I have lived in Groningen for over 1,5 years now, but I am originally from another beautiful city named Nijmegen. In my first year in the north, I joined the First Year Committee, starting my Ibn Battuta career. During my second year, I joined the Wintersport Committee and that is what most of you will probably associate me with. In that year I started contributing more and more to our Association, growing very fond of the community in the process. I was excited to take my next step here and therefore I am very glad that I am the Commissioner External Relations of the 62nd Board of Ibn Battuta. I’m looking forward to the upcoming year and to seeing all of you at our activities!