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Diversity officer and sounding board

Diversity Officer and sounding board

The Faculty of Science's diversity officer is responsible for highlighting issues, can be consulted by both staff and students and provides the dean with solicited and unsolicited advice on matters concerning diversity at the Faculty of Science. Please do not hesitate to contact him if you have any questions or suggestions about diversity at the Faculty of Science.

Would you like to contribute to increasing diversity and inclusivity at the Faculty of Science? And are you motivated to not only discuss these issues, but also to take and support initiatives to this end? Then joining the Diversity sounding board might be for you! Send an email to: 

Siddique Sheikh as Diversity Officer

As of 1 May 2022, Siddique Sheikh has been appointed diversity officer for the Faculty of Science.

Diversity Office 

S. (Siddique) Sheikh

Diversity Officer Faculty of Science

M. (Marwa) Ahmed MSc

Student-assistant Diversity Officer Faculty of Science

Sounding board group

R. (Rana) Abo Seada BSc

Student Assistent SIC & FDO media content

Dr. S.A. (Steven) Arisz

Onderzoeker SILS

Dr D. (Diletta) Martinelli

Assistant professor in the Maths department (KdVI) and a MacGillavry fellow; EDI committee

Drs. P.R. (Pauline) Eenhoorn

Hoofd Afdeling Communicatie

B.C.E. (Brit) Giesbertz MSc

Docent Academische Basisvaardigheden Psychobiologie & Studieadviseur Informatiekunde

Dr. J.B. (Jeroen) Goedkoop

Projectleider vernieuwend onderwijs, aansluiting vo-ho

Prof. dr. A.T. (Astrid) Groot

Professor at IBED

S. (Steffanie) Igel

Operational manager HIMS

Dr. J. (Joost) van Mameren

Manager Institute of Physics

Prof. dr. S.B. (Sera) Markoff

Professor Anton Pannekoek Institute for Astronomy/GRAPPA

Dr. J.T. (Janna) Schoenberger

Lecturer and tutor AUC

Dr. V. (Verena) Schoepf

Assistant professor in Marine Biology at UvA and a MacGillavry fellow

Dr. D. (Danielle) van Versendaal

Beleidsmedewerker onderwijs

N.H. (Nina) Witteveen MSc

PhD Candidate | Ecosystem & Landscape Dynamics research group | IBED

D.N.M.S. (Daphnée) Chabal MSc

PhD council

D. (Devarshi) Choudhury

PhD student API

Dr. J.M.L.B. (Jean-Michel) Desert

Assistant Professor at API & co-chair EDI council API

S. (Susan) Franzen MA

Secretary at API; co-chair EDI council API

D.S. (Demi) Griffioen

Student; member of IDEAs (Inclusivity, Disability, Equity, Accessibility for and by students)

Dr A.R.M. (Arne) Janssen

Associate Professor at IBED & member of EDI committee IBED

Dr. A.M. (Ana) Oprescu

Assistant professor at Informatics Institute (II); board member WiF

Dr. ir. G.P.C.M. (Karin) van de Sande

Grant advisor


  • Rumeysa Unal, Diversity Talks / Student Impact Centre
  • Liang Telkamp, FSR FNWI (faculty student council)
  • Eline Rentier, board member of We Are STEM 
  • Femke Mostert, board member of We Are STEM