The 57th board consists of:
Chair: Naomi Berbée
Secretary: Steven Schoonderwoerd
Treasurer: Harald Holm
Commissioner of Personal Relations: Sam van Zijtveld
Commissioner External Relations: Rosanne Dodde
Commissioner Study: Samantha popma
Commissioner Committees: Mees van den Munckhof
My name is Naomi Berbée and the last period I fulfilled the position of Commissioner Committees of the 56th board. This gave me a lot of experience of what goes on in the association and her members. I take this experience with me to my new position: Chair(wo)man of the 57th Board. Together with my other boardmembers we will aim for another succesfull year with lots of activities for the members of Biologica.
I come from the far far east, otherwise known as Enschede. I am 21 years old and am currently in my 3rd year of the Bachelor Biology. This year I further my knowledge of biology in the realm of Organismal Development and Adaptation (Major B). You can often find me either in the swimming pool near Campus or in my bed reading a good book. So if you ever find yourself struggling to find what book to read next, come to me! I also love to bake, anything and everything from cake to Dutch ‘Pannenkoeken’, sadly I don’t have much time to indulge in this hobby. Instead I often cook for my housemates (who do actually appreciate this). At my parents house I used to have 3 guinea pigs, so if you have any pictures or movies of your pets or just random animals come to me and we can talk for hours!
Of course I am part of several committees of B.V.W. ‘Biologica’. Because of the LustrumCie I was ‘Hooked on a feeling’, so I joined 3 other committees: MeeCie, SponsCie and SpelCie. I can recommend joining a committee, as it will give you memories you cannot forget.
I hope to see you the next time you come to ‘het Hok’ or during one of the many activities of Biologica!
My name is Steven Schoonderwoerd, but I’m also known as Stibba or “bald guy”. I will be the new secretary and the right hand of our chairwoman Naomi! All the meetings will be recorded by me and the weekly mail (the BioFlits) is also written by me. I am also part of a couple commissions, for example the Fotosynthese. Making the photographs of all the different activities is extremely fun to me! Another great passion of mine is music, I like to listen to music with everything I do in whatever genre: I can go from hip-hop to K-pop and metal core in a afternoon!
I’m from Amstelveen, a city that is situated a little below Amsterdam. The city life didn’t really speak to me, however, and when I arrived in Wageningen, I knew I had found my place here! I took it a bit slow in my first year, I played a lot of video games. Together with some friends, I’ve set up an Esports association and I’ve played competitive League of Legends! I joined the photography commission and a few months later I’m part of the new board!
Feel free to hit me up with any questions about the association, gaming or music and I hope to see you all on our many activities!
I’m Harald Holm, the Treasurer of the 57th board. This means that I handle bookkeeping, review and subsequently arrange for reimbursement of declarations, support the Commission Treasurers and in general the finances of B.V.W. 'Biologica' on a day to day basis. I can be found on activities organized by B.V.W. 'Biologica' or in the Hok if I’m not performing Treasurer duties.
I’ve lived in Wageningen as a toddler, lived a few years in Lelystad and grew up in Utrecht. I’ve been living in an apartment with three friends who are also fellow biology students, for a while now. It’s a real biology house with one of the rooms more plant than room. I’ve been doing the Molecular and Cell Biology major. When I’m not studying or working on board matters, I’ll be hanging out with friends or going out. I also love to cook and I’m a rugby fan. I even watch a game from time to time.
If you’ve any questions, you can always shoot me an email or ask me if you see me in the flesh.
I’m sure we’ll meet somewhere over the coming year.
My name is Sam van Zijtveld. I am new to this board and I'll fill the function of Comissaris PR. This means that I'll organize parts of the Bachelor- and Masterceremony, also I'll be present during the AID studydays and orientation days. Besides this I'm also responsible for LinkedIn, the B.V.W. 'Biologica' site and our brand new Instagram account.
I also have a life besides the Board and Biologica. I am a second year bachelor student with a major in ecology and biodiversity. In my spare time I enjoy playing video games, as far as my laptop allows me to, and Dungeons and Dragons. Every weekend I go back to my parental home where I work in a snack bar where I precook fries for 5 hours every saturday. Since I only precook fries I know an awful lot of nothing about the rest of it all.
If you see me around on campus, feel free to approach me and with some luck I can make your certificate,
My name is Rosanne Dodde and I will be your Extern Commissary during the period of the 57th board of B.V.W. ‘Biologica’. This means that I will focus on finding and binding new sponsors. I will also maintain contact with the current sponsors. Finding new sponsors is especially a challenge I look forward to. The activities of Biologica have to be funded of course.
In 2016 I left the small village of Schagerbrug situated in the northern part of Noord-Holland to study in Wageningen. I am currently situated in an appartment at the Thorbeckestraat and live there with old board members of B.V.W. ‘Biologica’.
Next to being part of the board I am also part of the SponsCie, DikCie, FilmCie and the IntrodukCie. You will probably see me at one of the activities of Biologica, if so feel free to ask me a question or tell me a fun fact. My foremost hobbies are drawing, baking and balloon animal folding for the time being.
If I were a flower, I wouldn’t be a rose but a forget-me-not.
My name is Samantha Popma and I’m the Education Commissioner for the 57th board of B.V.W. ‘Biologica’. This means that I go to different meetings to discuss various matters about our course and to share my opinion.
I do this, for example, at the OnderCie and OpCie meetings. Here students discuss the quality of their course and then a team of students and teachers decide if and how to change subjects to improve it. University wide, I meet with the Education Commissioners of the other student Associations to debate the problems we encounter and share our ideas to improve education at Wageningen University. To nationally represent B.V.W. ‘Biologica’ and all biologists at the WUR, I meet with other Education Commissioners from other universities. This way I get the opportunity to learn about biology students throughout the Netherlands and how other universities deal with various matters in education. Last but not least, I’m a member of the Education committee, EducaCie. Here I help to organize entertaining and informative activities for our students.
Now a bit about myself. I’m 21 years old, a third year student and originally come from Hengelo (OV). I currently live in Wageningen in a house with three other girls and my cat Kilo. At the moment I’m still busy with the subjects of major B and after that I would like to learn more about marine biology. I really enjoy studying and when I’m not reading my study books, I like to watch TV series.
If you have questions you can always visit ‘het Hok’ or send me an e-mail. I would love to see you on all upcoming Biologica activities!
My name is Mees van den Munckhof and I’ve been chosen as Commissioner Committees of the 57th board of B.V.W. Biologica. This means that I am the link between the board and the great number of committees that our association has to offer. I also help these committees with problems they might be having. Furthermore, I setup new committees and look for members that are eager to organize fun activities for instance. I, myself, am part of two committees, namely the activity-committee ‘Aves’ and the sports and games committee ‘the SpelCie’. Therefore, I can share from experience that being in committees is a blast! If think committees are something for you, you should look into the committee-interest survey and you’ll be sure to end up in a committee where you’ll have the best of times.
I grew up in a picturesque town called Horst. Sometimes, in the weekends, I work in a cucumber greenhouse. Because of this, my title ‘ComCommer’ is very striking. I am now living in Wageningen in house ‘de Stube’, together with three other biologists and (former) board members. Concerning University, I’m now doing Major D: Ecology and Biodiversity, because the subjects in this major allow me to be outside a lot and to go on awesome excursions. This is a great fit for me, because I love to look for rare animals and plants in the wild. Other hobbies of mine are playing guitar and ukulele, singing, gaming and doing badly executed photoshop projects.
I hope to see you on our exciting activities or in one of the committees!