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Carmen Heemsbergen

Editor-in-chief

Carmen is a second-year master student of Ecology and Evolution. Before this master, she studied the bachelor Future Planet Studies. During this bachelor’s degree she discovered a passion for sustainability. After being a writer for DuurzameStudent for several months she now is the editor-in-chief. With this position, she hopes to inspire others to adopt a sustainable lifestyle and to discover more about nature and sustainability. In her free time, you can find her outside taking walks or inside doing some creative hobby.

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Ana Pandurevic

Project manager

Ana is a board member of Studenten voor Morgen. One of the tasks for this volunteer position is to manage DuurzameStudent. With this project, she hopes to bring sustainability closer to young people and inspire them to share their vision of sustainability with the world. Inspiration is a big start when it comes to sharing our voices and making our lives a bit more sustainable step by step. Together, as the younger generation, we can make the difference when it comes to solving the climate crisis and make a greener world for everyone! 

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Lisa van den Dries

Projectmanager

Lisa is a board member of Studenten voor Morgen. One of her projects is DuurzameStudent and together with Ana, she runs the behind-the-scenes and they form the bridge to Studenten voor Morgen. Her goal is to connect students who are active in sustainability all over the Netherlands. DuurzameStudent can help with this!  She hopes to bring inspiration and spread positive vibes through the platform. 

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Sarah Ligthart

Writer

Sarah studies English Language and Culture with a focus on literature. While she lives in Amsterdam, she dreams of a cottage in the woods where she can make her dream of having lots of animals come true. Even though she has almost no clue what to do after her studies, she is developing a great interest in everything to do with sustainability and the environment. Through writing for Duurzame Student, she hopes to learn even more about the topic and explore sides of the problem she had never considered before.

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Tesse Donkers

Writer

Tesse is currently pursuing her bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts & Sciences in Maastricht, where she is learning to look at subjects from different angles. During the first year she further developed her interest in sustainability and it is her plan to focus even more on this in the coming period. She likes the social as well as the physical aspects very much. In her spare time, Tesse is often involved in fashion, sports and travel, but she thinks that all of this could be a bit more sustainable. That’s why she likes to write about these topics. With her writing and the knowledge she gains, she hopes to be able to inform people about the far-reaching effects of our behavior on the earth.

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Sannah Schep

Writer

Sannah is currently on a gap year and will study communication and life sciences in Wageningen next year. She works as a content creator for Young Impact and is in the WWF youth class 2022. She also loves to travel, although she wants to do this in a sustainable way. She also enjoys surfing, swimming and sailing: protecting the oceans is very important to her. Sannah hopes to inspire other young people in the field of sustainability and she wants to show that a sustainable lifestyle can also be a lot of fun.

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Daan van Druten

Writer

Daan is interested in Sustainability, Environmental and Business topics and is currently studying Business Administration at Avans University. He likes to work with other cultures as he finds it extremely interesting to learn new working methods. Having finished a collaborative Dutch/ Finnish minor in Sustainable Business Solutions, Daan has also found  interest in cross cultural differences. While studying, he started working at kWh People as a Student Recruiter, learning everything about renewable energy, the energy industry and business life itself. This is a great learning school, before he will start his pre-masters Business Administration at Radboud University in 2024. He is a passionate golf-player (HCP +2.1), traveler and proud owner of two Labrador dogs!

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Fanny de Vries

Writer

Hi! My name is Fanny and I am one of the writers for @duurzamestudent.nl. I love to write and learn more about a sustainable living. During the week I work for the Hogeschoolutrecht in the Sustainability team.

I love to walk in nature, being creative, sport and eat delicious vegan food!

On @duurzaamdevries I share with you my Green lifestyle and I give you tips! 🌱✨

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Tom Scheltema

Writer

Tom is doing a Msc Hydrology at the VU in Amsterdam. He finished his Future Planet Studies bachelor at the UvA and is now on his way translating his sustainable knowledge to water-based solutions. In his spare time, he is a sailing instructor, a football player and big consumer of new information and good music. As an editor, he hopes to make you look at certain climate related topics differently and to also entertain you a little, since reading about serious stuff doesn’t necessarily mean you need to read it with a serious face ;). The world asks for help, why not help her?

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Charlotte Meeldijk

Writer

Charlotte is pursuing her bachelor’s degree in Finance & Control in Nijmegen. She joined as an editor to interact with like-minded students, have a creative outlet and help the environment. She’s interested in programming, circular economies and process management. In her spare time, she is programming, reading a book, playing a game or going on a walk! As an editor, she hopes to motivate students to help the environment in an accessible way. She believes people will do more for the environment if their intrinsic motivation is stimulated.

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Jolanda Zweers

Writer

Jolanda studies Media Studies at the Rijksuniversiteit in Groningen. During her studies, she discovered her love for writing and storytelling. She loves the idea that her writing can be used for good, which is why she became a writer here. She loves being creative and also trying out new recipes.

Besides her study and work, she is writing her own fantasy book, which first draft should be done by the end of the year. Furthermore she likes to play videogames, going on walks, and spending time with her friends.

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Valerie de Vries

Writer

Valerie has a large passion for biodiversity conservation and environmental and social justice. Recently, she graduated cum laude from her masters in Environment and Resource Management at the VU. Currently, she is looking for a job, and on the side is working as the co-founder and writer of the conservation project: Equine Legacy project. Valerie is an avid traveller and lover of human stories. She firmly believes that travel can not only be done sustainably but can also benefit the world. She hopes to create more understanding for the importance of nature conservation, inspire people to dicover the world in a sustainable manner, and leave the earth better than it was. In line with this, she writes her own sustainable travel blog called Living Intrepid, where she shares advice on sustainable travel & writes down the stories of the people she meets along the way. See www.livingintrepid.com for more!

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Sophie Valk

Writer

Sophie Valk is a board member of Studenten voor Morgen board of ‘2021-22’. She wants to inspire young people to continue to make their lives more sustainable and shares her own discoveries via Duurzame Student. She is curious about how you can live your life in the same way but without having a negative impact on the world and enjoys thinking about it with others.

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