The Leiden United Board of 2021 - 2022
Meet The Team
The President overlooks the functioning of the board and acts as the spokesperson of Leiden United to external parties.
My name is Nasmina. I was born and raised in Istanbul, Turkey. I studied Psychology in university, then I moved to Leiden to do my masters in social and organisational psychology. Besides that, I love travelling to new places, learning about different cultures, singing, ice-skating and dancing when no one looks! :) I met many wonderful people thanks to Leiden United during my first months in the Netherlands, so I’m very happy to be part of this team. Can’t wait to welcome you on board too.
The Treasurer manages all monetary transactions and other finances.
I was born in Bangalore, India and completed my Bachelor's there. I worked for a few years and then moved to Leiden to pursue a Master's degree in Data Science. I came here amidst the Corona times and had to stay indoors during my first semester in Leiden and hence joined Leiden United to find a way to meet new people. I was lucky to have met some great people thanks to the association. My first semester in Leiden was great in spite of the circumstances thanks to being able to virtually meet a lot of people. Apart from that, I mostly spend my free time reading novels, watching movies or tv shows.
The Secretary focuses on documenting what happens during a board year and manages all the promotion.
I was born in Vaals, a small Dutch village located at the border of Germany and Belgium. My mom is from Indonesia, so I grew up with European and Asian cultures. I’ve always been very interested in exploring and discovering new places and cultures. That’s also why I joined Leiden United. I love meeting people from all over the world and to get to know their culture. I moved to Leiden to study South and Southeast Asian studies, which I love very much. Besides that, I like to cook, watch Netflix, meet with friends and do DIY stuff. I’m very excited for the upcoming year and to meet you all!
The Assessor External is responsible for all contact with external parties and associations.
I have lived in a few different countries before I found my way to the Netherlands to follow my studies. First, Leiden University took me to live in The Hague and after two years of my bachelor's I decided it was time to move to Leiden and get the full ‘Leiden’ experience. Of course, with this comes joining a student association and Leiden United was right there for me to join. Being a member I enjoyed the ability to meet different people of various backgrounds and getting to make a new circle of friends. I hope by being on the board we are able to reinforce the idea of bringing together international and Dutch students, while creating a perfect place to meet new friends.
Sacha van Gerwen
Head of committees
The Head of Committees is responsible for the committees of Leiden United. These are the LUAC and the ALUCO. The Head of Committees is the bridge between the board and the LUAC ad ALUCO.
I’ve lived my whole life at the same place and was just out of High School. I was interested in meeting new people and a great way to meet new people is Leiden United. I loved the idea of bringing people from all over the world together. It is not only fun, but the different cultures also teach you so many new things. By being on the board, I hope we can continue to bring together students from all over the world and have a relaxed environment where people can enjoy themselves whenever they want.