Hello, my name is Soline de Jong and I am the youngest at the National Board. Currently I am busy with my bachelor of Applied Communication Science in Wageningen. Previously I was part of the Board of IxESN Wageningen and my function was coordinating the Buddy program. This year I will be the Secretary of ESN NL. As a Secretary I will be in charge of communicating with the local sections, make the minutes, coordinate Social Erasmus and will be in charge of Esnow.
I enjoy traveling and really want to go abroad for my minor, because I do not have any experience of studying abroad yet. Even though, I have seen a lot of countries and had a taste of their cultures. I really enjoined being part of the IxESN Wageningen board, so I did not want to stop with ESN yet. So, I applied for the National Board, and look at me now!
During my year at a local board I noticed that you can learn a lot from the other sections in the Netherlands and Europe. The problem was that sometimes the communication between the sections and the National Board was not always optimal. Because of my interest in communication, this year my main goal will be improving their communication. My opinion is that the local sections can learn more from each other than they think they can and I want to stimulate this learning behavior during my board year.