The XXIXth Board of SA Helix

President

Mara Beckers, XXIXth President and Head of Activities of SA Helix

Hi guys! My name is Mara Beckers and I am the President of the 29th Board of SA Helix. I am 21 years old and currently in my second year of Biomedical Sciences. I was born in Maastricht and lived in Uden, a small town near Eindhoven and now, lucky me, moved back to Maastricht. Together with the other girls, I hope we can live a real Helix year again! I love to hang out with friends, cooking and baking, dinner dates with a nice glass of wine, and some friends and family. Besides my position as President, I share the position of Head of Activities together with Heleen. So I am really looking forward to organizing some nice events for you. Please feel free to join us in the Helix room or at one of our amazing events!

Secretary 

Heleen van den Berg, XXIXth Secretary and Head of Activities of SA Helix

Hi everyone, my name is Heleen van den Berg and I am the Secretary of SA Helix. I am 21, from Den Bosch in Brabant, in the southern part of The Netherlands and I am currently redoing my second year of the bachelor. In my free time you can find me at Helix or on my couch with a glass of wine or beer. Within Helix, I have been in the Gala Committee the past two years and last year I was in the Introweek Committee as well. I ended up applying for a board position after Houda (Vice President XXVIIth Board), Lieke (President XXVIIIth Board) and Sam (Secretary XXVIth Board) convinced me that that would be a good idea. And now we’re here, having lots of fun with the girls and I’m so excited to plan all the events we had to miss out on during the last year.

Treasurer

Anna Smeets, XXIXth Treasurer and Head of External Affairs of SA Helix

Hi everyone! My name is Anna Smeets and I’m 19 years old. I’m the Treasurer and Head of External Affairs of the XXIXth board of SA Helix. I’m originally from Meerssen, 10 minutes away from Maastricht so I know my way around here 🙂 In my free time, I work in the nicest lunchroom called Brownies en Downies as a waitress and guidance for our patients. When I have some time left I looove to listen to music, make travel plans or do sports, usually, I play tennis. I’m always up to a party or to get a drink so don’t hesitate to come by the Helix room and grab a cup of coffee!

Vice President  

Kim Bijl, XXIXth Vice-President of SA Helix

Hello! My name is Kim Bijl and I am the Vice President of the 29th Board of SA Helix. I am 19 years old and I am currently in my second year of Biomedical Sciences. I was born in Arnhem, a city in the eastern part of the Netherlands and for almost my whole life I lived in Elst, a village between Arnhem and Nijmegen close to the German border. I got to know Helix as being part of the Promo committee. However, I wanted to do more within the association, therefore I applied for the board. As the Vice-President, I am responsible for the Faculty Introduction day, the graduation, the Helix website and the social media accounts. In my spare time, I like to spend time with friends and to do some longboarding. When I have time, I love traveling and skiing as well. I hope to meet you all in the Helix room or during one of our events! 

Head of Education

Meike de Jong, XXIXth Candidate Head of Education of SA Helix

Hey everybody! I am Meike, the Head of Education of SA Helix. I am 19 years old and come from Bergen op Zoom, which is in the south-west of the Netherlands. Currently, I am in my second year of Biomedical Sciences. Last year, I was part of the Student Evaluation Panel and the education committee. In my free time, I like to (re)make clothes, paint, listen to music (from rock to rap)  and do some sports. I love travelling and meeting new people. As the candidate Head of Education, I am in contact with all the coordinators and in charge of the Student Evaluation Panels. The Student Evaluation Panel is a group of students from each year (1,2,3 and masters) who get together to discuss a course and give feedback to coordinators.