The Leiden United Board of 2023 - 2024
Meet The Team
The president oversees everything in the association, takes care of the paperwork, and is usually the contact person for official meetings with third parties. Besides that, the president also facilitates communication between the board members.
My name is Shanté and I am a fourth year student of the South and Southeast Asian studies bachelor's program. I am half Dutch and half Indonesian, so I grew up with two cultures. I love learning about new cultures, trying new food and meeting people from all over the world. That is also why I became part of Leiden United three years ago. Leiden United is such a vibrant and dynamic association, with people from all parts of the world. This year I am going to commit myself to offering you a wonderful time in the Netherlands. I can't wait to meet all of you!
The treasurer is responsible for all things connected to money. These includes things like confirming budgets, taking care of invoices, and keeping track of finances in general.
My name is Lukas and I study psychology in the clinical and medical research master. After only one year at Leiden United I decided to give back some of the hospitality that was given to me and be on this years board. I am excited to meet so many new faces that all have their own stories to share. Having spent my youth in both Turkey and my homecountry Germany I am familliar with the struggles of adapting to a new environment and talking to new people. I wish for Leiden United to be a lovely space for everyone in which new contacts are formed and internationals can bond more with the local dutchness.
Jokin de Carlos Sola
The assessor external is in contact with the five big student associations in Leiden and is
responsible for scheduling the dinners for the foodie membership.
My name is Jokin, I am from Pamplona-Iruña and I am currently doing a double Masters in Research in Political History and another in Intelligence and National Security. I am also a rower at the student association Asopos de Vliet. I joined Leiden United last year to meet people but also because I wanted to connect with both Dutch and International students. I think that this association has a great objective by organising dinners and events in which both Dutch and Internationals can meet each other. It is also a great opportunity to travel, learn new stuff and overall socialise.
Head of committees
The Head of Committees oversees and is responsible for the Leiden United Activities
Committee (LUAC) and the Alumni Committee (ALUCO). The Head of Committees also is
the bridge between board and the LUAC as well as ALUCO.
My name is Beyza and I study Data science and AI. During my first year of my bachelor’s program, I became a member of Leiden United and have been a member since. I am truly honoured to be part of LU community that I've had the privilege of connecting with individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds, each bringing their unique perspectives and stories to the table.