The Board

Want to be a part of the next board?

We are currently taking applications for the board of 24/25! You can apply by sending your motivation letter, CV and top 3 positions you are interested in to [email protected]. You can find more information about the different positions, like interviews with the current board members, on our Instagram.


An Introduction to the VIIth 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 are 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.

Helen Khorrami - President & External Relations Manager

I am a Master’s student of Behaviour Change at Radboud. I am half Iranian, half German and grew up mostly in Germany, with a small interlude in Portugal. In my free time, I usually cook with friends, go to the cinema or theatre, visit a museum or go for hikes or runs.


As the President you:

  • chair the meetings
  • take the 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 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] or [email protected]

Paula Heupel - Secretary

I am a first year student of the AI master’s, focusing on the societal impact of AI. I am from Germany where my love for hiking has its roots. When I’m not busy with ESN-work I like to go bouldering, do yoga or am pursuing one of my many crafty hobbies.


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] 

Andrew Chang - Treasurer

I am a third year student studying Business Administration from Taiwan. I like to play basketball and listen to music in my free time, as well as travel all over Europe when I have longer vacations:)


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]

Chiara Difino - Integration Manager

I am a third year bachelor student in ICT at University of Torino, in Italy. Radboud University welcomed me as an exchange student at the faculty of Law. I am a rugby player, crocheter and nature lover, which is why I really enjoy outdoor activities!


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]

Florine Luijkx - PR Manager

I am a last year Linguistics student from the Netherlands. I love making music, learning languages, watching Kdrama’s, and drinking lattes in pretty cafes! 


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]

Sabin Iacob - Partnerships Manager

I am originally from Romania and I have been living in Nijmegen for the past 2 years, studying Computer Science. In my free time I like to be as active as possible, and my hobbies include beer/ping pong, billiards, cycling, basketball and occasionally lifting some weights.


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]

Sorina Bularca - Internal Affairs Manager

I am a second year student in Psychology and I was born and raised in Romania. I love photography, painting, singing and cats. I also love watching sitcoms over and over again and drinking home-made matcha.


As the Internal Affairs Manager you:

  • take the 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]