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Meet our Team

Meet our team and find their emailaddresses below.

Employee Manager – Daphne van den Berg

Hi everyone! As program manager sustainability at Leiden University I have the honor to manage LUGO. Together with the enthusiastic coordinators of LUGO I want to make this university more sustainable, ranging from a smaller carbon footprint to more education and research in which sustainability plays an essential role. I graduated in Environment and Society Studies in Nijmegen and Geography in Utrecht. Now I get to know Leiden as a brand new staff member. I am very curious about your ideas what the sustainable university where you want to learn and work, looks like. Don’t hesitate to contact me!

email: manager@lugo.leidenuniv.nl

Online Communication Coordinator– Adéla Svobodová


Hi there! I’m Adéla, a Czech native with a pinch of Dutch spice!  I’m really excited about the upcoming year with LUGO as Online Communication as I am sure it will challenge me in all the right ways. With my background in psychology, I hope to raise the awareness of sustainability within Leiden University and attract more student action within the area. You will most likely encounter me wearing a lot of colorful clothes and frantically running between Leiden and the Hague! Feel free to approach me with any ideas you have! I especially encourage those individuals for a talk who feel like they cannot contribute to a more sustainable university due to their nontechnical background. Wrong! Everyone can contribute in their own manner no matter who they are! See you around!

email: communication@lugo.leidenuniv.nl

Operations Coordinator – Soem Zeijlmans

Hey! My name is Soem Zeijlmans and I’m a Governance, Economics, and Development major at Leiden University College The Hague. As Engagement Coordinator, I will mainly work together with university staff to create sustainable change within the university. Think recycling, waste reduction, and energy efficiency! Feel free to contact me if you have any ideas to make Leiden University greener.



email: operations@lugo.leidenuniv.nl

Community Coordinator Leiden- Zita Zena

Hello there! I am a Biology Student with diverse interests like culture, nature, sustainability, activism, languages, Art and music. Always tries to learn more about the World and get more involved in a certain topic. Currently I’m experimenting with Linoleum Cuts and read about how we define ourselves with our thinking. I’m eager to make a change and love to learn how to create positive impacts step by the step in the environment. Especially cool I find making a change and move something with the help of a Team. As the new community officer I want to create an open space for new ideas and also want to get perspective on topic which are not highly discussed. If you have any ideas, feel free to message me!

email: leiden@lugo.leidenuniv.nl

Community Coordinator The Hague – Roza de Jong

Hey everyone! I’m Roza, a Master student of International Relations in Leiden. This upcoming year I’ll be the The Hague Coordinator at LUGO, working together with the The Hague Committee to organize events related to sustainability in the Hague. I am very excited to create visibility for LUGO and its goals at our the Hague Campus! And, mainly, I hope to connect with more people during (and outside of) our events, exchanging thoughts on how to
achieve sustainability as a student at Leiden University. If you have any ideas for environmentally themed events, how to improve sustainability at our campus, or questions about our work and activities, don’t hesitate to contact me!

email: thehague@lugo.leidenuniv.nl

Administration & Assessment Coordinator – Jelle Buijs

My name is Jelle Buijs and I am looking forward to work at LUGO as the Administration and Assessment Coordinator. I am a third year Political Science: International Relations and Organizations student at Leiden University and will follow the minor Urban Studies at the University of Amsterdam.

In addition to working for LUGO, I am a teaching assistant for the multidisciplinary elective Personal and Professional Impact. In the past, I worked as an educational guide at the platform and museum Humanity House and I conducted research on new forms of education in the city districts Schilderswijk and Escamp in The Hague. Furthermore, I volunteered for the educational department of Young Friends of the Earth to set up an educational program about sustainability and climate change.

email: administration@lugo.leidenuniv.nl

Marketing and Outreach – Janey Franssen

Hi there! My name is Janey and I’m an enthusiastic and motivated History student. This year I will be the Marketing & Outreach Coordinator of LUGO. What started as an obsession with wildlife and its conservation as a child, has evolved in becoming passionate about the environment and sustainability. As the Marketing & Outreach of LUGO I am mostly busy with putting LUGO on the map. My main tasks include: arranging attendance at (career) events such as internship fairs, being in charge of choosing the most sustainable merchandise, helping to set up platforms for LUGO’s best projects and being in close contact with several important components of the university. With my never ending enthusiasm I am not only happy to create awareness about sustainability for students and staff, but I am also very much willing to facilitate actual sustainable changes within the university!

email: outreach@lugo.leidenuniv.nl

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