Buenas a todos! My name is Javier Sanmartín but you can call me Javi or Gabe, whichever is easiest for you. I am 21 years old and turning 22 in two months (exciting!) and I am currently doing my Master’s with a specialization in genetics and genomics, a field which I’m really passionate on. Some things about myself, I really enjoy reading fiction and non-fiction alike, watching formula 1 and mixing drinks. I am really looking forward to making the most of this lustrum year, I will see you around!!
Hey everybody! My name is Laura ter Braake and I’m the new Secretary of SA Helix. I was born and raised in Eindhoven, about an hour away in Brabant. Biomedical Sciences was definitely my plan A in terms of study paths, so I’m glad I’m having such a fun time. If you went on excursion with us to Budapest, you might have seen me before, as I was president of the committee during the trip. As I was getting more interested and involved with Helix, I decided doing a Board year was something I really wanted to do, and here we are. My Secretary tasks include writing minutes for the Board meetings and General Assemblies, but I’m also in charge of our mail box. I’m very excited to work together with my fellow Board Members and hopefully make next year, our 6th Lustrum, an amazing time!
Hi! My name is Amadiez Ompusunggu. I’m 19 years old, and I serve as the Treasurer of the XXXth board of SA Helix. Although I’m from Jakarta, Indonesia, I’ve been living in Tilburg and Maastricht for nearly five years. When I’m not busy, you can find me either listening to music, watching the latest Asian dramas, or catching up with friends. One of the most enriching parts of my university experience is meeting new people–so if you happen to pass by the Helix room, stop by and say hi! You’ll most likely see me waving back 🙂
Hello everyone reading this! My name is Burak Balci and I’m 21 years old. I am a second year bachelor student and the next Vice-President as well Head of Activities. Originally, I’m from a small village in Gelderland called Epe, but have a Turkish background. I love cooking, going to the gym, reading from time to time, and occasionally going out. I am always down to have a good chat so feel free to come up to me or drop by the Helix room as I already spend a lot of my time there! Further, am I very excited for upcoming year and can’t wait for all the fun and exciting events we will have with our Lustrum year. See you around hopefully!
Head of Education
Hi you all:) My name is Dion, Head of Education of SA Helix. I have been on this planet for over 22 years. Born in Assen and raised in the region Arnhem, both are within the Netherlands. As of now, I am a first-year biomedical science student. I have been a member of the student evaluation panel(SEP) for almost two years. When I have spare time, I like to be active, like going to the gym, running, or just being outside or spending it creatively, such as drawing(mostly eyes for some reason). As Head of Education, I am in contact with the coordinators and oversee the SEP’s. The SEPs discuss the content of their courses and write an evaluation report.
Head of External Affairs
Hi, everyone my name is Alicia Calderon Jimenez and I am the Head of External Affairs. I am 21 years old and will start my third year in September. I was raised in Liège, Belgium but I am from Spanish and Italian descent. I have been part of Helix for 2 years where I joined the Excursion and the Gala Committee in year 1 and 2. In my spare time, I like to cook, party, hang out in the helix room but mostly go on vacation. I’m very excited to live this Lustrum year and our new ski trip, as the Board Representative of Lustrum and Ski Taskforce.