I’m Zoë Spoorenberg, I’m 20 years old and I’m starting my second year of Communication and Information Science this year. Before I started this study I studied Law for a few months, but this was not it for me. I come from Malden, a village just below Nijmegen. So I have been familiar with this beautiful city for a while now! This academic year I am the Chair of Babylon’s 35th board, and I am really looking forward to it.
Last year I was active in the CIA (Committee of Informal Activities), where I met a lot of nice Babylonians. My love for the association started here. I joined more and more other (formal) activities and soon found out what a nice atmosphere Babylon brings.
As Chair, it is my job to make sure that everything runs smoothly. I must ensure that the entire board performs its duties well. I am sure this will work out and we will all have a great year for you! I can’t wait to get to know you all.
My name is Tom Hetterscheid, I’m 19 going on 20, and will be your Secretary this year. I am originally from a town called Didam but have been living in almost every neighbourhood of Nijmegen for the past two years. Currently, I am in my third year of the Spanish IBC track. I love cooking and baking, learning languages, thrift shopping, and spending money I don’t have, and walking with my dog and best friend, Bus!
I immediately became an Active Members in my first year, when I joined the Publication Committee of which I have been part for two years now. I loved writing for the Babylon Magazine and will be the editor of the paper in the upcoming year. In my first year, I wasn’t really a ‘hardcore’ Babylonian yet, until the Study Trip in 2021 when I really fell in love with the association. This motivated me to become part of the Study Trip Committee this year which was so much fun!
As Secretary, I will be in charge of the communication and social media of Babylon which is very exciting to me! When I first joined the association the board members were incredibly welcoming and including. I want to leave my stamp on Babylon by doing the exact same thing to new members! I have many new friends due to Babylon and hope to provide the same to others!
Lots of love,
My name is Pascal Jansen and I am 18 years old. Next year, I will start my second year of Communication & Information Sciences. I am originally from Zwolle, the most beautiful city in Overijssel, and I currently live in Nijmegen. I will fulfil the position of Treasurer in the coming year and I am extremely looking forward to this.
During the Orientation Week, I was thrown right into the student life of Nijmegen and I developed a great connection with Babylon and its members. By joining the Informal Activities Committee, participating in the football team, and participating in many activities, I was growing towards a position in the board. Within Babylon, I met a lot of great people and I have learnt a lot, which I only want to do more of during my board year.
As Babylon’s treasurer, I am responsible for all the finances. I will make sure that the money is distributed appropriately and that our study association remains financially healthy. I am really looking forward to the Lustrum Year and I am confident that we will make it a great one!
Commissioner of Internal Affairs
My name is Marit Brummel. I am 21 years old and am currently in the second year of International Business Communication and following the English track. I was born and raised in a small village called Epe and for those who don’t know Epe, it’s located between Apeldoorn and Zwolle. I have been living in Nijmegen for almost a year now and I have completely fallen in love with this city!
This year I can call myself the Commissioner of Internal Affairs of the 35th board, and also the 7th Lustrum board, of Babylon.
I was introduced to Babylon during Orientation Week last year. I always had a bit of an idea that study associations weren’t super fun so I didn’t really have any expectations at Babylon. But I distinctly remember during Orientation Week I really saw how close all the intro parents and the Orientation Week Committee were with each other. I liked this so much that I decided to become an active member and join the Weekend Committee and the Orientation Week Committee. As a result, I got to know a lot of people and had a really good time my first year. And so I decided to do a board year and here we are!
As Internal Affairs Commissioner, I will be responsible for book sales and liaising with faculty and professors, as well as the curriculum and CIS students. Besides general board duties, I will participate in the education committee, where we try to maintain and improve the education program. In addition, I will be the trustee of the 35th board, this means that you can always come to me for a chat if something is not right with your studies or private life. Don’t hesitate to talk to me or contact me if you feel the need! I also coordinate four committees: the Education Committee, the Formal Activities Committee, the International Committee and the Protocols Committee.
I am very much looking forward to this Lustrum year and I hope that I and the other board members will make your time as a member of Babylon unforgettable!
See you soon!
Commissioner of Internal Affairs 2023-2024
Commissioner of External Affairs
My name is Lize and I am 20 years old. Currently I am in my third year of International Business Communication, following the English track. In my first year I fell in love with Nijmegen and its student life. Even though I was born in Wijchen, I have been living in the city centre of Nijmegen for over a year. I made a lot of friends in Nijmegen through Babylon. I really enjoy being part of this study association, so I am very happy to say that next year I will be the Commissioner of External Affairs of the 35th Board of Babylon.
My first introduction with Babylon was during my Orientation Week. After this week I knew I wanted to be an active member, so I decided to join the Committee of Informal Activities. I made a lot of really good friends in this committee. Last year I decided to join two committees: the Weekend Committee and the Committee of Formal Activities, which was merged with the Education Committee.
As the Commissioner of External Affairs, I will be responsible for all the contact with external parties. I will make sure that the members can profit from using the stickerdeals. Besides that, I will keep in contact with our existing sponsors and I will be actively searching for new ones. But my most important priority is to make sure that all the members have a great experience during their time with Babylon.
I am really looking forward to the upcoming year and I hope to make sure we can make this Lustrum Year unforgettable!
Commissioner of External Affairs 2023-2024
Commissioner of Activities
My name is Pien van der Heijden. I am 20 years old and I am from the beautiful town of Grave in the province of North Brabant. I was born here in Nijmegen. Grave is pretty close to Nijmegen, so I already knew the town pretty well before I started studying here last year. I am now in my second year of studying Communication and Information Science. I live on the beautiful Sint Annastraat (super place). Nijmegen really feels like home now. This year I am the Commissioner of Activities of the 35th board of Babylon, and I am mega excited for it.
Besides my studies, I work at home in the best supermarket in the Netherlands: Lidl. I have been working here for 4 years, and now I only work there on Sundays. Besides working, I played hockey all my life, but unfortunately I stopped doing so after 14 years due to moving to Nijmegen. Fun fact: I can also fly. I like to go gliding with my father whenever possible, and I have been doing this since I was 7 years old.
During the past year I have become more and more active and enthusiastic within Babylon. I met friends in Orientation Week through college, and joined a committee with them, the CIA (Committee on Informal Activities). This committee allowed me to meet many people and form wonderful new friendships. In the end, I was so excited that I applied to do a board year. What makes it even more special is that this coming year the association will be 35 years old: a Lustrum year. This was the factor that finally gave me the extra push to sign up. Now, along with 5 other super fun people, I get to call myself a member of Babylon’s Board!
As the Activities Commissioner I am responsible for organizing the monthly ‘Borrels’, the Orientation Week and everything concerning the Lustrum this year. With a lot of enthusiasm I will make sure that everyone feels involved, that everyone has a good time and that we all have a great time together. I love to chat, so don’t hesitate to talk to me.
We are going to have an unforgettable time together!
Pien van der Heijden
Commissioner of Activities 2023-2024