The 61th board consists of:
Chair: Ilja van Lierop
Secretary: Anna Spoorman
Treasurer: Mattijs Lootsma
Commissioner of PR: Tessa Stroeken
Commissioner of External Affairs: Teun de Jong
Commissioner of Education: Nathan van Veelen
Commissioner of Committees: Moon van Asseldonk
My name is Ilja van Lierop and I am the new Chair of the 61th ‘Biologica’ board. Previously, I was the Secretary from the 20th of January until the 21st of September. As Chair, I lead the weekly board meetings, I update the agenda of the board and I keep track of the board and the association.
I’m currently in the third year of my bachelor, and I’m almost finished with my major, major A. I am a member of multiple committees, such as the BAC, in which I used to help, and hopefully will be doing so again in the future, with organising activities such as my favourite, the karaoke-evening and the Christmas dinner and the campfire drink. Furthermore, I hope that it will be possible to organise a fun parent day with the OuderdagCie for the first-year bachelor biologists upcoming year. I am also a member of the BEC and we hope to organise a nice trip in the summer of 2021.
I’m now, since a few weeks ago, 20 year old and in spite of the board change I am still the youngest one in this board. I’m from Nuenen, which is located near Eindhoven, so I am always in for some ‘Brabantse gezelligheid’. I live in a studio
located on the Marijkeweg, which I’m very grateful for. It is ideal to eat and chill her with my friends, but I also have my own space. Aside from meeting with friends and partying, I really enjoy drawing and painting. I recently got new painting supplies and I bought a new sketchbook, so I hope to be able to draw and paint more! I also like travelling a lot and I would love to see a lot more of this world.
If you have any questions, feel free to send a message or email, or feel free to speak to me!
My name is Anna Spoorman and I am the new Secretary of the 61st board of ‘Biologica’. As Secretary I take minutes at board meetings and General Member Meetings, I keep track of the memberships and the e-mail of the association and I ensure that the Facebook and Whatsapp groups remain up-to-date. I also write the newsletter BioFlits every week and the English version, the BioBuzz, every month.
I was not the most active member before joining the board, but that doesn't matter, ‘Biologica’ is completely open to it. I wanted to do a little more for my fellow students and was looking for a fun challenge.
I am 21 years old and now a third year student. I chose major C, Human & Animal Health, so I am now completely focused on diseases and especially viruses, which is very relevant today. I was born and raised in Amsterdam, where I can often be found on the weekends. Even though I am already in my third year, I still live by myself in picturesque Bennekom.
I am also a member at the student association SSR-W, where I am fairly active, I spend most of my free time on friends, food and Netflix, I like drinks and dances like a real Amsterdam girl, but I also try to exercise regularly and of course take care of all my house plants.
If you have any questions, feel free to Whatsapp or email me, or just talk to me when you see mee around!
My name is Mattijs and I am the treasurer of the association. I process the declarations and do the bookkeeping. I support the committee treasurers and make and check the budgets and settlements.
I am in two committees. With the BAC I organize awesome activities like the “kampvuurborrel” and the chrismas diner. I am also in the OuderdagCie, together with the other members of the Ouderdagcie I am going to organize a very fun parents day this year.
I have moved often, but I lived in The Hague for the longest time, where I often go walking on the beach or in the city. I also really like cycling and of course watching Netflix. I chose to move to Wageningen because I wanted to move out of my parents house and in Wageningen I wouldn’t be the only one living on my own. I have not regret this decision, because everybody is super nice!
If you ever have any questions you can always ask me!
I am Tessa Stroeken, the Commissioner PR of the 61th board. This means that I engage in everything that shows our association to the outside world. For example I give information talks and I manage the social media accounts. Beside, I take part in organizing the graduation for biology students. Because of my board function I am a member of some commissions, the IntrodukCie, the MeeCie and the ScriptCie. Besides I am also a co-founder of the Anaconditie.
I am a third years student and I have chosen major D, honestly mainly because of the excursion to the Pyreneeën. I was born in Utrecht and have made a big switch to our small village Wageningen. I am currently living at the Hoogstraat and I am regularly found in nature surrounding Wageningen.
Besides Biologica I have many hobby’s. I love making music, I sing in the band Onkruid and I play piano and guitar. Furthermore, I like to sport regularly and I love taking care of my plants. Of course I also love to chill with some friends now and then.
If you have promo to be shared, you know where to find me and I also like to talk with you about anything!
I am Teun de Jong, and for the 61th period of the board of B.V.W. ‘Biologica’ I will fulfil the function of Commissioner of External Relations. As the Extern, I will keep contact with all the external relations of our association. This means that I will maintain contact with our beloved sponsors. To provide us with sufficient funding, I will be looking for new sponsors as well.
My involment in Biologica started with organizing a legendary introduction camp for the first-year bachelor students together with the BIKcie 2019! This camp made me enthusiastic to fix another holyday for our members, so with the BiologistsExcursionComittee we hope to make a two-week trip to a yet secret location next summer As an Extern I am president of the SponsCie. Finally I am a member of the BAC, for a lot of traditional activities like the BAC Christmas dinner.
Right now I am a third year bachelor student. I found my place at the Thorbeckestraat in our biology home ‘Het KoffieKrot’ (The CoffeeCabin) together with four Guiney Pigs and a forest of plants in our living room. Being born and bred in Noord Holland, I now spend some weekends with my family in the artists village of Bergen near the Schoorlse Duinen. I am not too fund of the Noord Holland landscape of grasslands and sea, but fortunately half my family lives in the woods of the Achterhoek in Gelderland.
I ám fund of beekeeping, and I even have a hive here in Wageningen. Backpacking, trekking and traveling make me happy as well. So feel free to approach me for a jar of honey, or to chat about Russia, Africa or a diversity of biology stuff.
My name is Nathan van Veelen. The coming half year, I will inform you about all developments concerning study related topics as the Commissioner of Education of the 61th board of B.V.W. ‘Biologica’. In addition, I will represent us, the biologists from Wageningen, at various meetings and discussions involving education. You may think that it is very tedious, but I’ll be honest with you: as a student we can contribute so much to this university. For example, there is constant thought about improvements within the various subjects of the study programme. This is discussed, among other things, at the periodic Education Committees (OnderCie and OpCie) meetings. Moreover, I also meet monthly with study commissioners from most biology studies in the Netherlands at the National Consultation Committee for Biology Students, the LOBS. Finally, I will chair the meetings with the study commissioners of the bachelor study programmes in Wageningen during the StuCom and I am a member of our educational committee, the EducaCie. In addition to the aforementioned meetings, it is my goal to pass on useful information not only to my fellow board members, but also to you, the biology students at Wageningen University.
I spend the free time that is left on swimming at the swimming association, reading books about a philosophical theme and conversate about that, taking care of my houseplants and listening fanatically to a substantial diversity of music.
Know that you can always reach me for study related matters, but at the same time you can contact me if you would like to have a memorable dialogue!
Nathan van Veelen
My name is Moon van Asseldonk, within the 61th board of Biologica I also fulfill the function of Commissioner of Committees. My responsibilities are helping out with forming and maintaining the many committees within our association. This includes putting together new committees and helping these committees when they face any issues. I also manage the association agenda.
Why is this position interesting to me? As a fresh biology student, I attended a movie night that was organized by a first-year committee, the FilmCie. During this evening I also became curious what it would be like to be in a committee and, you probably guessed it, my first committee would be the FilmCie :) This is where my activities within Biologica started. A number of committees followed, and perhaps there will be even more in the future. If you want to join a committee as well, you can always enter the committee interest survey on the website!
In addition to being active within B.V.W. Biologica I have a number of other hobbies that I like to spend time on. One of which is listening to and making music. I play a couple of instruments, of which the accordion has been with me the longest. Besides enjoying music at home, I regularly enjoyed a concert or festival in the past, I really hope to experience a live performance again soon. I also like to swim and I'll always be excited to read a book or play a game! :)
I would love to speak to you at our next activity, see you soon! :)