Events Committee

It is up to the Events Committee to organize inspiring, educational and fun events for our members. Our events are focused on embracing diversity and inclusivity! We strive to create a safe space where all of our members feel accepted, heard and comfortable to be themselves. Each event is based on a different topic that is relevant for students, some are focused on growth and development, while others serve a more relaxing and social purpose. Whether you want to share your perspective on relevant issues in society, or you want to meet like-minded students, our events are the place to be!


Dytaysha Laurence

biomedical sciences

Bon dia🙋🏽‍♀️! My name is Dytaysha and I am the Chair of the Events Committee. I am a third year Biomedical Sciences student at the VU🧬🔬.

I was born and raised on a little island called Aruba🇦🇼 and I’m also half Venezuelan🇻🇪. I moved to The Netherlands🇳🇱 4 years ago. My native language is Papiamento and I also speak English, Dutch and Spanish🌎.

I’ve been a part of FAM since the summer of 2021 as a member of the Events Committee. We organized so many amazing events where we all had fun dancing💃🏽, singing🎤 and playing games🎲🃏, but also educating ourselves and others around us🧠✨. Since I was already a part of the Events Committee I thought: why not step it up and help FAM grow even more by becoming the Chair of the Events Committee🪑👑.
The thing I love doing the most is putting a smile on peoples faces😊, and to see how many smiles we as FAM have put on so many faces since last year makes me so extremely happy and proud🥹. FAM has grown so much and I can’t wait to see where this adventure takes us👀. I’m so grateful and honored to be part of this experience❤️. FAM is and forever will be a place I call home🥰🤞🏽!!

Maria Camila Quiñonez Isaza

Political Sciences

My hobbies include reading and going to museums.

I’m Colombian and speak Spanish, Dutch and English.

Buenos días, my name is Camila. I’m 19 years old and studying political science at the VU.My reason for joining the Events Committee was that I very much enjoyed all the events from last year and I also wanted to be a part of the people that make such a safe and caring space for others.

Sara Rezvani Daryan

Political Sciences

My name is Sara and I'm 21 years old. I'm in my second year of Political Science at VU. I like to make pictures with my analogue camera in my free time and socialize with my friends.

I’m from Iranian descent so I speak a lil bit of Farsi 😅

I joined FAM because I did not really fit in the traditional student associations but still wanted to meet and connect with new people. FAM is a diverse and inclusive space which makes me feel at home 🙂

Maryam Elsoudany

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Hoi/salaam!😊 My name is Maryam, I'm 23 years old and I am happy to be a part of the events committee at FAM! I study pedagogical sciences at VU

I am half Dutch 🇱🇺 and half Egyptian 🇪🇬.

I don’t always feel the space to express and experience both parts of my ethnicity. But during the pandemic I joined one of the FAM’s events and felt super welcomed and had lovely conversations.☺ That’s when I decided I wanted to be part of the association. By joining the events committee I hope to help bring people together from all different backgrounds to discuss, have fun and learn from & about each other. Hope to see you soon ☺✨

Carla Andrisan

Communication and Information

Reading, dancing, listening to music, going out for a walk with friends I’m a very passionate and focused person, always looking for new opportunities to improve and confront myself with other people and cultures.

I’m from Italy and speak Italian, English, Spanish and French.

Ciao👋🏻! My name is Carla and I am a first year Communication and Information student from Italy 🇮🇹 with a latin soul🇨🇴. I recently became part of the events committee 🎤📝here at FAM. One of the reasons that motivated me to join FAM was the diverse, open minded and welcoming community. Shortly after meeting some senior members, I decided to take part in a couple activities and I felt encouraged and willing to express my opinion freely, without being afraid of judgment. I was truly interested in engaging in fun and stimulating activities related to my field of interest.

To conclude, Fam is a wonderful place to meet other students 🎓📚 who share similar interests and look forward to positively influencing the future generations and society!

Trixie de Graaf

political science

Salamu aleikum/hoi/halo semua, Trixie here! I’m currently studying political science at VU and I’ve been part of the event committee since the beginning of this academic year. 

I’m Jakarta’s original 🇮🇩 and was raised in the Netherlands since I was 6.

Growing up with very little family in the Netherlands, I was always longing to be part of a community. Therefore, I was looking for a student association that focuses on diversity and inclusion.

Since my parents didn’t study in the Netherlands, I had many questions about it. Thankfully, I have had very supportive friends who also introduced me to FAM ♥️. When I first attended a FAM event, I was warmly welcomed by everyone and felt a great sense of belonging. That’s when I decided to join FAM. I find FAM an amazing community to meet people from diverse backgrounds and to build friendships. I can’t wait to see you all in the upcoming events! 🙂

Ngasholy Henriette


Bon dia/Fawaka!! My name is Ngasholy and i am part of the Events Committee within fam🥳✨. I am in my second year of studying law at the VU 📚.

Im born and (mostly) raised in the Netherlands but my roots are in Curaçao 🇨🇼, Surinam🇸🇷/mixed with China 🇨🇳 , and a little bit of dutch too 🇳🇱( i know, its a lot🤣)

Growing up, it was sometimes hard being a multi-racial person because i didn’t fit in any box and i was always searching for a place to be accepted for who i am instead of trying to fit the box. This is why i joined Fam :). The community is always welcoming everyone with open arms and accepts everyone for who they are and i wanted to be part of something with so much diversity yet still united. What i want to achieve within Fam is to make it as big as possible and make more people feel as welcome as i felt the first time and give them the best experience. ❤️🦋

Bruno Moses


Tachchen! What’s up! My name is Bruno and I’m a new member of FAM’s wonderful events committee. I study psychology at the VU

 I’m originally from Germany 🇩🇪.

I joined FAM for several reasons: As a white, heterosexual cis-male from a high-SES background, I have never experienced any discrimination. And while I always deemed myself to be a very inclusive and tolerant person, last year I realized that I was also contributing to social inequality when I started to educate myself more about this issue. That made me recognize how immense of a problem social inequality is and how even myself, who never intended to do so, also contributed to these problems. I hope that through my work and effort here at FAM, I can instead play a role in creating a more equal world. Moreover, I believe that being an active member of FAM gives me not only a great opportunity to grow as a person, but also to contribute to a community that cares about the well-being and inclusion of everyone. And lastly, I just loved the vibe the association gave off from the very first time I came into contact with it. I’m looking forward to an exciting time!