Get to know your board! – Treasurer Samuel Schultz


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

Heya, I’m Samuel Schultz or Sam for short. I’m originally from Zimbabwe, but grew up in South Africa. I am currently in my third year and last year (hopefully) of the Global Studies Bachelor specialising in sustainable development. When not spending time with Tiburón I am usually studying, working or spending time with friends.

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

 I have been swimming on and off for most of my life competing in various interschool galas and events, yet, I  stopped during lockdown. When I first came to the city, I was ecstatic to find out that Maastricht had its very own student swim team, and was ready to give it another go. After my first few trainings, I rediscovered my passion for the sport, as it was a great way to have a break from busy student life.

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

I’ve been a member of Tiburón for two years, and I was eager to take a more active role in the association’s operations. I felt warmly embraced by the community, and I wanted to contribute by providing new members with the same inclusive experience I received.

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

I serve as the treasurer, which means I oversee all financial matters within the association. At the beginning of the year, I was assigned the responsibility of preparing a budget, which is crucial as it guides us in making precise and well-informed decisions regarding the allocation of our funds. With help from my Kasco, I make sure that all our finances are in order before each GMA. In addition to that, I also head up the Shopcie which deals with all our lovely Tiburón merchandise.

5.   What is your favourite Tiburón memory?

Out of all the fantastic memories I have with Tiburón, I would still have to choose my own intro weekend cantus. It was where I met most of my close friend group in Maastricht. Like many of you, I’d never experienced a cantus before, but it did not disappoint. Plenty of beer, music and good vibes.

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

I am looking forward to a lot this year. I hope to be able to work side by side with my fellow board members to ensure that all of our members have the best year within Tiburón. Furthermore, I am excited to meet all of our new members and I hope to see you all at our wonderful activities ;).