The Board

The current board

This is the XXXIInd board of Albion consisting of Soraya, Marlies, Lisanne, Anna and Mar . We take care of almost everything Albion related and make sure things run smoothly. Our goal is to make this an unforgettable year for everyone and to be as open and inclusive as possible!

With love, XXXII


Soraya van den Steen – Chair

Nickname: Dora or Mommy
Birthday: September 20th
Drink: Sangria con licor 43 or tequila shots
Catchphrase: “shots?”
Song: “SUPERVO” by Hang Young
Morning person or night owl: I don’t sleep that much so both I guess
Celebrity crush: Shrek
Book: To Kill A Mockingbird or One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest probably
Fictional character: Luisa Madrigal (strong one from Encanto)
Movie: Of all times: Hairspray; currently on the Encanto bandwagon
Guilty Pleasure: Taking a tiny sip of the juice that’s left in a jar of olives
No-one knows that… I cut/bleach/dye my hair after every minor inconvenience
I can’t live without… the internet
Spirit animal: Eevee
Literature or Linguistics: Linguistics (but secretly a law student)

Marlies Riemens – Secretary

Nickname: Gijs, Lies, Liesje
Birthday: April 19th
Drink: I really like fresh mint tea, for alcoholic drinks it’s vodka red bull
Catchphrase: “You fool. You absolute buffoon. You think you can challenge me in my own realm? You think you can rebel against my authority? You dare come into my house and upturn my dining chairs and spill coffee grounds in my Keurig? You thought you were safe in your chain mail armor behind that screen of yours. I will take these laminate wood floor boards and destroy you. I didn’t want war, but I didn’t start it.”
Song: “Sehnsucht” by Rammstein
Morning person or night owl: night owl, 100%
Celebrity crush: I’m a huge simp for Pedro Pascal
Book: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime by Mark Haddon
Fictional character: Hondo Ohnaka
Movie: Christopher Robin (2018)
Guilty Pleasure: Drinking vanilla flavoured soy milk straight from the carton
No-one knows… I’m listening to ABBA 90% of the time
I can’t live without… my dog
Spirit animal: a seal
Literature or Linguistics: LITERATURE

Lisanne Nieuwendijk – Treasurer

Nickname: Papa, Dilf, Daddy (don’t ask, please)
Birthday: April 23rd
Drink: Non-alcoholic: tea, alcoholic: Vodka Red Bull
Catchphrase: “Zie je me boeiah’’
Song: “Mushanga” by TOTO
Morning person or night owl: Night owl
Celebrity crush: Henry Cavill
Book: Emma by Jane Austen
Fictional character: Kaz Brekker
Movie: Grease
Guilty Pleasure: Twilight *yikes*
No-one knows that… I really love Dutch music
I can’t live without… my cat Raichu
Spirit animal: Famke Louise
Literature or Linguistics: Literature ~duh~

Anna Alborghetti – Commissioner of Internal Affairs (COI)

Nickname: Vanilla Addict
Birthday: June 30th
Drink: Snowhite beer! It makes me think of the summer nights I spent eating pizza with my family. Yes, pizza; I’m a basic Italian lass…
Catchphrase: “GeZeLlIg”
Song: It changes seasonally, but I really enjoy “Stand and Deliver” by Adam and the Ants
Morning person or night owl: Morning-ish.
Celebrity crush: Oof umm… BangChan from StrayKids… do not judge me plz
Book: Kim Ji-young born in 1982 and Las Ataduras <3
Fictional character: Vash the Stampede
Movie: Howl’s Moving Castle!
Guilty Pleasure: Japanese City Pop and very queer comics, period.
No-one knows that… I would like to be ‘famous’ in the future
I can’t live without… carbohydrates. They are BAE!!
Spirit animal: According to a birthchart my granny bought at a ‘Fair of the Occult’ it’s a Lynx. But I think it’s a Corgi.
Literature or Linguistics: (socio)Linguistics. Syntax trees are the only tress I wish burned (jokes)

Mar Luijkx – Commissioner of Education

Nickname: the gay agenda
Birthday: September 29th
Drink: peach soju and liefmans on the rocks
Catchphrase: “vibes”, “that’s so funny”,”funky”
Song: “Taro” by alt-J
Morning person or night owl: night owl
Celebrity crush: BTS’ Suga/Min Yoongi
Book: The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Fictional character: Tim Burton’s Mad Hatter
Movie: The Fellowship of the Ring
Guilty Pleasure: playing Animal Crossing Pocket Camp
No-one knows that… I’m secretly a ginger
I can’t live without… my friends :]

Spirit animal: a cat, or a puppy golden retriever
Literature or Linguistics: Literature ALL the f*cking way

Board History

The 31st Board

Academic Year 2021-2022

Chair: Bram van Beerendonk

Secretary: Tessa van Westerop

Treasurer: Dagmar Nan

Commissioner of Internal Affairs: Wobke Ballast

Commissioner of Education: Victoria Bluriot

Commissioner of External Affairs: Daan Reins

The 30th board

Academic year 2020-2021

Chair: Bauke Dudink

Secretary: Veerle Kosters

Treasurer: Charlotte van Houdt

Commissioner of Internal Affairs: Rixt Tuinstra

Commissioner of Education: Nienke Hutten

Commissioner of External Affairs: Bram van Beerendonk

The 29th board

Academic year 2019-2020

Chair: Imke van Dam

Secretary: Effie Ophelders

Treasurer: Ward Faessen

Commissioner of Internal Affairs: Leanne van Kampen

Commissioner of Education: Zoë op ten Berg

The 28th board
Academic year 2018-2019

Chair: Sandra de Kruijf
Secretary: Ymke Verploegen
Treasurer: Caitlin Kroot
Commissioner of Internal Affairs: Hanka Damsma
Commissioner of Education: Lotte Murrath
Commissioner of External Affairs (resigned 24-04-2019): Baukje Harmsma

The 27th board
Academic year 2017-2018

Chair (resigned 30-04-2018): Job Petersen
Secretary: Tanisha Wetsteen
Treasurer: Justine Hoogstraten
Commissionair of Internal Affairs: Minthe Woudstra
Commissionair of External Affairs: Alessandra Polimeno

The 26th Board
Academic Year 2016-2017

Chair: Anna de Roest
Secretary: Vincent Brouwer
Treasurer: Chrystel Philipsen
Commissioner of Internal Affairs: Jitske Brinksma
Commissioner of External Affairs: Iris Pijning

The 25th Board
Academic Year 2015-2016

Chair: Nick Breedveld
Secretary: Georgia-Rae Dijk
Treasurer: Laurien Schonewille
Commissioner of Internal Affairs: Niki Liebregts
Commissioner of External Affairs: Maarten Gooskens

The 24th Board
Academic Year 2014-2015


Chair: Jos de Groot
Secretary: Nadine van kerkhoven
Treasurer: Floris Bouwman
Commissioner of Internal Affairs: Carlijn Burggraaf
Commissioner of External Affairs: Pleuni van Laarhoven

The 23rd Board
Academic Year 2013-2014


Chair: Fleur Kronenberg
Secretary: Aster Dieleman
Treasurer: Syme van der Lelij
Commissioner of Internal Affairs: Maroucha Veerman
Commissioner of External Affairs: Astrid Nieuwets

The 22nd Board
Academic Year 2012-2013


Chair: Michel Op Den Camp
Secretary: Valerie Vastbinder
Treasurer: Anneke Pons
Commissioner of Internal Affairs: Annabelle Roovers
Commissioner of External Affairs: Aisha Mansaray

The 21st Board
Academic Year 2011-2010


Chair: Arne Rydell
Secretary: Laila El-Sayed
Treasurer: Christian Hendriks
Commissioner of Internal Affairs: Koen van den Wijngaart
Commissioner of External Affairs: Litania de Graaf

The 20th Board
Academic Year 2010-2011

Chair: Joyce Calis
Secretary: Sabina Kasum (First Marianne Kraai)
Treasurer: Christian Hendriks
Commissioner of Internal Affairs: Anton van der Sluis
Commissioner of External Affairs: Bas Teunissen

The 19th Board
Academic Year 2009-2010

Chair: Ingrid Verhees
Secretary: Bert Verwoerd
Treasurer: Jamili Wetzels *Honorary Albion Member*
Commissioner of Education: Lieke Oosterkamp

The 18th Board
Academic Year 2008-2009

Chair: Ruby Engelen
Secretary: Marjolein Toet
Treasurer: Judith de Graaf
Deputy-chair: Lisa Geijtenbeek
Commissioner of Public Relations: Esmé Deppe

The 17th Board
Academic Year 2007-2008

Chair: Erik van Dijk
Secretary: Wolf Hijlkema
Treasurer: Christine Kelly

The 16th Board
Academic Year 2006-2007

Chair: Michiel Bilderbeek
Secretary: Roos van de Wardt
Treasurer: Sander Gerrits

The 15th Board
Academic Year 2005-2006

Chair: Eva Overman
Secretary: Rosanne Dirksmeijer
Treasurer: Erik van Eimeren

The 14th Board
Academic Year 2004-2005

Chair: Laragh Meijer (now Willekes Macdonald)
Secretary: Laura van Hamersveld
Treasurer: Marieke Pieterman (not Ten Holter)

The 13th Board
Academic Year 2003-2004

Chair: Daniel Valkenhoff
Secretary: Linda van de Brink
Treasurer: Tamara Ramsey

The 12th Board
Academic Year 2002-2003

Chair: Frances van Oost
Secretary: Heiltje Winterink
Treasurer: Luuk Keijser

The 11th Board
January 2001 – September 2002

Chair: Peter Kroes
Secretary: Victoire Nijland
Treasurer: Jorinde de Boer

The 10th Board
Calendar Year 2000

Chair: Michiel de Hoog
Secretary: Roos Jansen
Treasurer: Dennis de Jong, Suzanne Martens?
Committee coordinator: Sanne Bergenhenegouwen 

The 9th Board
Calendar Year 1999

Chair: Michiel de Hoog
Secretary: Roos Jansen
Treasurer: Dennis de Jong
Committee coordinator: Sanne Bergenhenegouwen

The 8th Board
Calendar Year 1998

Chair: Kathelijne van de Velde
Secretary: Chantal Weghorst
Treasurer: Lianne van der Meer

The 7th Board
Calendar Year 1997

Chair: Anneke Gortemulder
Secretary: Chantal Weghorst
Treasurer: Niels Rengelink

The 6th Board
Calendar Year 1996

Chair: Henriëtta Spa
Secretary: Gabriëlla van Karsbergen
Treasurer: Bas Jonkers

The 5th Board
Calendar Year 1995

Chair: Jetta Spaanenburg
Treasurer: Jean Michael Thijssen

The 4th Board
Calendar Year 1994

Chair: A. Post

The 3rd Board
Calendar Year 1993

Chair: J. van Harmelen

The 2nd Board
Calendar Year 1992

Chair: Maayke Botman
Secretary: Iris Casteren van Cattenburgh
Treasurer: Maarten Coelingh

The 1st Board
Calendar Year 1991

Chair: Jan de Nooij
Secretary: Renée Kerkhoven
Treasurer: Maarten Coelingh

This is as far as our knowledge of previous board members goes. If you have any information on previous Albion board members, please contact us at

Before Albion Utrecht was restarted in 1991 with the Statutes, it did exist and it had board members. However, we know of only someformer board members:

  1. Erik Cooper (Treasurer in 1962-63, and President in 1963-64)
  2. Jan Paul Kuijper
  3. Peter Schelleman (1968-69)
  4. Bert Schouten
  5. Monic Martens (1982-1987?)
  6. Gert Jan Lantinga (Chair during 1979-85)