The board of Morgen exists of four young, enthusiastic students majoring or engaged in areas of creating a more sustainable world. The board changes every year on the 1st of July and is in charge of everything that happens within Morgen: projects, finance, support of member organisations, et cetera. Furthermore, the board is the face of Morgen and the board members aim to position Morgen as a big player in the field of sustainability.
In the board year 2020-2021, Morgen is run by four committed and engaged students:
Nikki Trip | Chair | Master student Global Business & Sustainability | Rotterdam
Sophie Bakker | Secretary & Vice Chair | Bachelor student Liberal Arts & Sciences | Utrecht
Sacha Voet | Treasurer & Student Network | Bachelor student Liberal Arts & Sciences | Maastricht
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Emma van Rest | PR | Master student Sustainable Business & Innovation | Utrecht
Nikki Trip | Chair
I am Nikki Trip, a 23-year-old student, and will be the chair of Morgen this board year. After studying in Maastricht for 5 years (IB & University College Maastricht) it is time for me to focus on something new. In September I will start the Global Business & Sustainability Master in Rotterdam. Not only will I study sustainable business, I also aspire to start my own sustainable (event) business in the future.
Next to my studies I have always had a job and have been an active member of my student and study associations. It gives me a lot of energy to be part of a group with similar interests and to support an organisation together to make it even better. For my last year of student life I am excited to take on one new and final challenge; Studenten voor Morgen. The goals and ambitions of Studenten voor Morgen greatly overlap with my own. In particular, the goal of making sustainable transformations, specifically in a place where I feel at home but which also has a lot of unused sustainability potential: higher education. I am looking forward to being a part of this organisation and to create (further) synergy within this amazing network!
Sophie Bakker | Secretary & Vice Chair
My name is Sophie Bakker and I will be the new secretary of Studenten voor Morgen! I am 21 years old and I live and study in Utrecht. This year I will combine being a board member of Studenten voor Morgen with finishing my Liberal Arts and Sciences bachelor degree at Utrecht University. This is a broad study programme, which offers a lot of freedom in choosing courses in my field of interest. Since I have always been interested in sustainability issues, I decided to specialise in “Sustainable Development.” The courses I follow particularly address the societal origins of sustainability questions, the transformations that are needed to make society more sustainable, and the (political) strategies required to achieve this objective. I am convinced being a board member of Studenten voor Morgen will be a great opportunity to expand my knowledge and experience regarding sustainability issues!
On a more personal note, I enjoy spending my free time playing games, watching sunsets at the beach, listening to music, having good conversations and spending time with my friends and family. Furthermore, I thoroughly enjoy being out in nature and I am amazed by how much beauty the world has to offer.
Sacha Voet | Treasurer & Student Network
My name is Sacha Voet, I am 20 years old, and this board year I will be the Treasurer and Student Network at Studenten voor Morgen. I am currently in my second year of the bachelor Liberal Arts & Sciences at University College Maastricht, where I am majoring in international and sustainable development. Because sustainability is one of my biggest interests, I started looking for practical experience next to my studies, and that is how I ended up at Morgen. Upcoming year, together with the other board members, we will strive for making Dutch higher education systems more sustainable, and I am looking forward to helping the organisation grow, as well as inspiring students to live more sustainably.
Emma van Rest| PR
My name is Emma van Rest, and this year I will be board member PR at Studenten voor Morgen. I am now 24 years old and finishing the Master programme Sustainable Business and Innovation at Utrecht University. I have been interested in sustainability issues for many years now, and have chosen to do this master’s because I think there is a lot to gain from making sustainability transformations in businesses.
I also believe the first step step of integrating sustainability into a society is through proper education, and therefore I am very excited to be working on better integration of sustainability in higher education through my function as board member PR this year. In my spare time, I like to hang out, cook, and have drinks with friends and family. I am very excited for this board year and hope to learn many new skills!
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