Board ‘alalā 2020-2021

‘alalā

19th board of Study Association T.W.I.S.T., 2020-2021
From left to right: Tess Huijting, Sanne te Riele, Annemarie van Heerwaarden, Isaac Eaton, and Iris Dijkstra


Annemarie van Heerwaarden (Chairperson)
As a third-year Descriptive Linguistics student, I’m very excited to take on the challenge of becoming this year’s chairperson. Having previous experience in T.W.I.S.T. committees (read: I am a VakanCie veteran and I love Clover too much) will hopefully prove to be useful. In my free time, I enjoy playing the guitar, singing, painting, sewing, playing The Sims 4 and trying to keep my ever growing plant collection alive. And implosives! I love implosives. I have greatly enjoyed the vibe that T.W.I.S.T. has given off so far, so I am looking forward to continuing that lovely vibe with my fellow board members!

Sanne te Riele (Secretary)
Although I’ve spent this past year focusing on my BA English in far-off York, and I may be a new face to some of you, this will actually be my fourth year as both a Cognition student and an enthusiastic T.W.I.S.T. member. To put off my many, many deadlines, I like to cook, buy new books for my pile of unread books, embroider, listen to podcasts, and play a ton of D&D. I’m beyond excited to be back in Leiden with you all and to be your secretary, and to help this weird year be just as great as all the previous ones – if not better!

Isaac Eaton (Treasurer)
I’ve voyaged across continents, studied exotic languages, and immersed myself in strange cultures, and now the ultimate goal of my journey is within reach: to be your T.W.I.S.T. Treasurer! I look forward to managing y’all’s finances with the utmost diligence. Of course, I won’t be spending all my time hiding behind spreadsheets. When you run into me, please say hi! I can tell you about my studies if you’d like (second-year Descriptive Linguistics with a sprinkle of Comparative), but I’m just as happy to swap recipes, movie recommendations, or tales of bodacious exploits. Cheers to the exciting year that we’ve all got ahead of us!

Tess Huijting (Commissioner Internal Relations)
As a WhatsApp sticker veteran who once got 12 likes on their Sapir-Whorf meme, I am very excited to take over Internal Relations! After annoying Else by switching tracks a couple of times, I’m now a happy third-year Descriptive Linguistics student (one of these days, I’ll take my revenge on the CEO of polysynthesis). Besides linguistics, I enjoy baking kardemummabullar, playing guitar, singing, memorising conjugations and murdering my houseplants. I’ll probably see you around on the Snapstagrams!

Iris Dijkstra (Commissioner External Relations)
After hanging out in the AcCie last year, the board seemed like a fun challenge! I am a third-year Descriptive Linguistics student, although I dabbled in Comparative Indo-European for about half a semester. Other than linguistics I spend my time dancing, reading, knitting and thrifting! I am very excited to be this year’s commissioner external relations and I look forward to making T.W.I.S.T. a warm and welcome place together with the beautiful people I am on the board with this year!