Blog postGet to know your board! – Secretary Eline Akkermans


1.   Who are you and what are you up to, when you are not spending Time with Tiburón?

Hi, my name is Eline Akkermans, and as you might have noticed, I will be your new secretary this year. I am from Waalwijk in the Netherlands, which is very close to the Efteling. I have been studying for two years now in Maastricht and before here I studied in Leuven in Belgium. This will be my second year studying Medicine here. Next to studying you can find me most likely outside, hiking, cycling or drinking a beer on a terrace.

2.  What made you decide to learn how to swim like a shark rather than float like a turtle?

Before coming to Tiburón, I swam in my hometown association. There I made a lot of friends and I really enjoyed swimming. When I came to Maastricht, I had already heard great stories about Tiburón. I really wanted to make friends here and participate in all the fun activities. So far now, all the great stories have been true!

3.   Why did you decide to become a board member?

After studying for three years I was really looking forward to an extra challenge and getting to know the behind-the-scenes of this wonderful association. Throughout the year people also started talking me into it. So when this position came up, I immediately applied.

4.   What is your position actually about? What are you doing?

As a secretary, I am responsible for all the communication with the members. This means I answer all your questions and respond to e-mails and keep you up to date about all activities and information. I also write the newsletters and together with my HAAIcie I design three small newsletters about Tiburón per year. So, if you are interested in helping me out with that do not hesitate to send me a message, because it will be a lot of fun. Next to that, I will also post Guides on Instagram about all kinds of stuff. And last but not least, I will have a lot of fun with you guys during all the activities!

5.   What is your favourite Tiburón memory?

Last year I was on the NSZK committee and I helped organize the NSZK. Not only did the parties turn out to be amazing and everyone had a great time, but we also won that NSZK! The weekend was full of fun and adrenaline and I really enjoyed it. I personally think we were portrayed as an amazing association and those memories will always stay with me.

6.   What are you looking forward to the most during the upcoming year?

I really look forward to all the amazing activities that are on the agenda and I cannot wait to have a wonderful year with my board.