The Board

An Introduction to the Vth Board of ESN Nijmegen


The Board of ESN Nijmegen are the people in charge of the organization for one year. They guide the organization and try to reach goals that they set themselves at the start of a Board year. There’s a Board member responsible for each aspect within the organization. Another task of the board is to be a contact person for Active Members in committees that organize events independently, but are coordinated through Board Members. Other tasks that the Board has is to take care of communication with external actors, such as the universities in Nijmegen, interaction with other student organizations in Nijmegen, and other ESN sections in the Netherlands and throughout Europe.

Kirsty Poels - President & Internal Affairs Manager

I am a pre-master student in Business Administration. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my friends, walking, traveling, wasting my time on the internet, and every now and then I try to play some tennis. 

As the President you:

  • chair the meetings
  •  take a lead on writing internal documents
  • are aware of everything that is happening within the association and, if necessary, you support other board members

As the Internal Affairs Manager you:
  •  take a lead in the recruitment process for new active members and new board members 
  • organize Active Member events 
  • are the point of contact when internal problems occur

Contact information: [email protected] or [email protected]l

Femke de Ruiter - Secretary

I am a pre-master student in Public Administration. Next to my studies, I like going to concerts, traveling, reading and, of course, hanging out with friends.

As the Secretary you:

  • take the minutes during meetings
  • send out the monthly newsletters and handle the general email communication of the association
  • make most of the schedules and schedule the meetings 

Contact information: [email protected] or [email protected] 

Maaike Hinssen - Treasurer

I am a pre-master student in Business Administration. In my free time I love hanging out with friends, going to the gym and eating burritos.

As the Treasurer you: 

  • create the annual budget for the organisation
  • are in charge of all financial reports of the organisation
  • keep track of everything that involves money

Contact information: [email protected]

Liora den Herder - Integration Manager

I am a Dutch Chemistry student currently minoring in Bio-Nanotechnology. In my free time, I like to work out and be active, and I am passionate about music, both listening and playing myself. 


As the Integration Manager you: 

  • organize events and campaigns related to the ESN causes
  • work together with other parties that help organizing events related to the ESN causes
  • work closely together with the Integration Committee 


Contact information: [email protected]

Julia Pospiech - PR Manager

I am a third-year International Business Communication student. Besides studying and working for ESN, I really enjoy running, hanging out with friends, trying out new things and planning trips to places I’ve never been before!

As the PR Manager you: 

  • provide leadership in all matters related to promotion, public relations, and the corporate identity of ESN Nijmegen
  • are the first-point of contact for the association’s online and offline communication
  • work closely together with the PR committee to coordinate the social media content creation

Contact information: [email protected]

Diana Tumanyants - External Relations Manager

I am a Master student majoring in International and European Law. In my free time, I enjoy dancing, doing voluntary work and you can often find me in a cozy café drinking a cup of good coffee.  


As the External Relations Manager you:

  • represent ESN Nijmegen to the International Offices of Radboud University and HAN
  • represent ESN Nijmegen to the umbrella association
  • write a newsletter for external parties  
Contact information: [email protected]

Marija Jerkić - Partnerships Manager

I am doing my Master in International Business. In my free time, I love reading books and walking! 


As the Partnerships Manager you: 

  • maintain mutually beneficial relationships with all partners of ESN Nijmegen
  • approach potential partners of ESN Nijmegen and possibly negotiate with them
  • ensure that all contracts with partners are up-to-date

Contact information: [email protected]