Acquisition Committee

We’re FAM’s business department. Here at Acquisition, it’s all about the money! Well not all, but acquiring funding is a pretty big part of our activities. We try to get the funds necessary to organize all the events and keep the families up and running. More specifically we’re working on propositions and meetings with potential sponsors as well as maintaining relationships with current sponsors and partners. Besides the money part we’re also working on getting discounts and other benefits for our members, and are setting up collaborations with other study/student associations.

Chairman

Tyriq Burnett

finance and technology

My interests lie in sports, gaming and partying.

Β My parents are from Surinam πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡·, but I was born in the Netherlands.

I speak Dutch, English and Sranangtongo.

Fa waka! My name is Tyriq Burnett, Treasurer of FAM and I am a Finance student. My parents are from Surinam πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡·.

I am part of FAM to support students who have trouble finding a home at VU. And to create a platform where people from different backgrounds come together and learn from each other. My vision of FAM is a diverse family that supports each other and stimulates personal growth.Β 

Head

Tea-Maria Constantin

law in society

I like going on hikes and I really enjoy learning about historical events and having debates about it or any other topic as I love hearing different opinions πŸ™‚

I am half Romanian and half Luxembourgish. Therefore I speak Romanian, Luxembourgish, English, German and French.

Buna! Moien! I am Tea and a part of the Acquisition Team at FAM. This is my first year at VU, where I am doing my Bachelor and studying Law in Society. I am both Luxembourgish and Romanian πŸ‡±πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡·πŸ‡΄ When looking at the extracurriculars that were offered by the VU, I decided that FAM would be the one that I want to be part of. There were clearly multiple reasons for that, mainly because of its diversity. I believe in today’s society it is important to be learning more about the different backgrounds and stories each individual has and how these can actually be more similar than previously anticipated. Personally, I hope to create an even more diverse association and reach out to more international students, especially when socialising is not as it previously was. I am grateful to be part of such an amazing team ! 🀍🀩

Head

Eugene Nakanjako

International business administration

In my spare time I like to play basketball, going to the gym (when possible), and going out.

I am from half Dutch half Ugandan descent, and the languages I can speak are English and Dutch.

Hi, my name is Eugene, and I am part of the acquisition committee within FAM πŸ’Ό. I am in my third year of International Business Administration at the VU. I am from mixed descent. My mother is from Uganda πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¬, and my father is Dutch. I heard of FAM via via, and I liked the idea of bonding together with people that are like me. Together we can stand stronger. Not only at the VU, but maybe also in society. I have just joined this year, but I already am at peace. I look forward to meet all the other people during offline events, and I hope that we can make an already nice atmosphere at FAM, even better. See you all soon!

Kourosh soltany

Business administration

I like to play footbal, practice martial arts and to read if I have the time. My goal is to travel a lot in the future in order to educate myself.

Iranian descent

Farsi, English, Dutch

Growing up in two cultures wasn’t always easy for me. Although I generally see it as something very unique and educational, I have always recognized the importance of diversity and I have noticed that there is still too little attention to this subject in society and universities. FAM gives me a chance to contribute to this deficit and to really make a difference. The warm atmosphere and diversity of FAM really appeal to me. I am looking forward to helping to secure the bag for FAM and to be part of a diverse community where we can educate ourselves and each other through diversity and inclusion! πŸ’ͺ🏼❀️