My name is Yoanna Velinova and I am 25 years old. I come from Bulgaria and I worked hard to acquire my Bachelor diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics from Artesis Plantijn University College in Antwerp. During my studies in Belgium, I had the opportunity to do an internship at a food company. I was already interested in the food industry and consumer behaviour, and this gave me a taste of what it would be like to venture deeper into it. The Master’s program Health Food Innovation Management combines my already existing passion for food with the business perspective, which is what motivated me to enroll. I dare say this program offers every opportunity to challenge myself and develop myself in the best way possible.
I am incredibly honoured to take on the roll of the treasurer in ISA Umami, as of November, the 1st. The friendly and dynamic atmosphere had me sold on wanting to do more for this association and its members. Being in charge of the finances, I will ensure that every penny is put to good use and will help my fellow students conquer new horizons – on a personal, educational and business level.
I believe I can say this on behalf of the entire board 2019-2020 – we will do everything in our power to make this an unforgettable year.
I am looking forward to all the upcoming events, friendships and memories! Let us face all the challenges together!
Do not hesitate to approach me in case of questions or if you would just like to chat.