Secretary + Vice Chairwoman
Veerle Aaltje Ria van den Bogart
"I felt immediately welcomed into this group of students. I think ISA Umami is really a positive addition to the overall HFIM experience through the opportunities to connect with other students and interesting companies. Therefore I'd love to continue with the work of the previous boards and provide a great time for our fellow students during this program."
My name is Veerle, I am 22 years old and I will be the secretary and vice-chairwoman for the year 2022-2023. I grew up in a small town in Brabant, called Nistelrode to be specific, in the Netherlands, but I’ve been living in Maastricht since 2018, where I did my bachelor’s degree. I’ve always loved biology and thought it was fascinating how the human body works, hence why I chose to study Biomedical Sciences for my bachelor. In this period, I also discovered that I found nutrition really interesting and would like to focus my attention here. I think HFIM is a unique opportunity for me to explore and broaden my previous education, which was mainly research oriented, with new skills and knowledge about the different sides of the field of nutrition.
I decided to become an Umami member after joining the member’s weekend. I had a lot of fun and felt immediately welcomed into this group of students. Besides, I think that ISA Umami is really a positive addition to the overall HFIM experience through the opportunities to connect with other students and interesting companies. Therefore I’d love to continue with the work of the previous boards and provide a great time for our fellow students during this program!
As the secretary, I am responsible for tasks such maintaining correspondence via our e-mail and managing this website, writing the minutes for our board meetings, as well as the monthly newsletter, helping out other members where needed, and keeping our social media platforms up to date in collaboration with our Media Committee.
I’m really excited to get started with this new challenge and work together with the other Board members. And if you ever need me, don’t hesitate to approach me! Let’s make it a great year together with all of us!
Hope to see you around!
Veerle van den Bogart