TRAPPIST-1 — Board 2023/2024
Marthe Elsjan — Chair
Hey everyone! I am Marthe Elsjan, 21 years old and now starting my master's. I am originally from Twente, but feel like a true Groninger by now. I love to climb and am hoping to pick up playing softball again this year, since it is a big passion of mine and I have played it for most of my life. I love a bit of painting and playing board games (at which I am a bit too competitive). You might run into me in town, but I will be on the other side of the bar tapping your beer. I am very excited for the upcoming year, and could not think of a more diverse, crazy, amazing group of people to do this with. I'll see you around!
Joelle Wubben — Secretary
Hi all! My name is Joelle and I'm a third year bachelor student. Next to my studies I will be Sirius A's secretary (go seccie!!), which means that I have the honour of spamming your mailbox this year. Whenever I'm not writing emails, newsletters, or minutes, I love to go ice skating. Unfortunately that's only possible during the winter, but I also have hobbies that I can do all year round! Cooking with friends and enjoying our self-made meal (usually orzo with cream cheese and vegetables) with a very very cheap bottle of wine is one of my favourite activities. If you ever want to have a chat with me or cook some orzo together, don't be afraid to talk to me at one of the many Sirius A events this year, or stop by our board room!
Hidde Romkema — Treasurer
Hey! My name is Hidde and as treasurer, I'll be responsible for Sirius A's finances this year. I was born in Lochem but have been living in Groningen since I started the Astronomy bachelor in 2018. Currently, I'm in my second year of the Astronomy master. This means that, next to the board tasks, I will be working on my master thesis. When I'm not busy with my thesis or the association's finances, I like having a good time with friends while enjoying the occasional (Trappist) beer. I hope to see many of you during events and I really look forward to making this a great year with my fellow board members!
Marnix Adriaan Berre — Commissioner of Internal Affairs
Hello! I am Marnix Adriaan, 24 years of age, and I'll serve as Sirius A's Commissioner of Internal Affairs this year. I hail from the land of ice and snow up north known as Norway. In my free time I love playing games, reading, and making positively terrible jokes (as the previous board found out). Last year I was part of the Voyager committee, planning the trip to Prague, during which I decided to do more for our amazing association and applied for board. I'm looking forward to seeing you at our events and to make this year an amazing one together with my amazing board members.
Sabine van den Brom — Commissioner of External Affairs & Vice Chair
Hello everyone! My name is Sabine and I am the Commissioner of External Affairs & Vice-Chair at the moment. Besides that I am also in my 3rd year of the Astronomy bachelor and working as a TA. In my free time I enjoy moving, playing the piano, cooking and partying. I love all animals except for insects, reptiles and birds and my favourite foods are something cheesy. I am very excited to do as much as I can for Sirius A this year!
Enrico Marchesini — Commissioner of Educational Affairs
Hi everyone! I'm Enrico, a third year student of the Astronomy bachelor. I was born and raised in Rome, but found my corner of Heaven here in Groningen. I have a deep passion for astronomy since childhood, and alongside our study course, I met in Sirius A the perfect environment to share and cultivate this passion; after two years of membership, I felt like it was time for me to start giving back to the association and the course, and the board position of Commissioner of Educational Affairs was the perfect way to do so. I'm sure that together with our amazing board, we can make this a fantastic year for Sirius A!