Board 2021

Elsze van den Wittenboer – Chair

Hi everyone! Thank you for taking a peek at our website. My name is Elsze van den Wittenboer, and the upcoming year I will fulfill the position of chair within the 14th board of Stichting RAGweek Nijmegen. I am borned and raised in Oirschot, a beautiful small town in Brabant. But I have been living in Nijmegen for three years now. This means that I am a third year student of the bachelor programme International Business Communication. A friend of my study introduced me to RAGweek. While volunteering I immediately became enthusiastic about the beautiful mindset of the foundation. The upcoming year I will put all of my efforts in organising a fantastic week in order to help the charities as much as possible. In case you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. If you can’t reach me I am probably playing hockey, hanging in a bar, or sleeping. I hope to see you all during the RAGweek!


Sebastian Blom – Secretary

My name is Sebastian Blom, I am 20 years old and this year it is my honour to fulfill the job of secretary of Stichting RAGweek Nijmegen. Currently I am a third year law student at Radboud University. Although I started living in Nijmegen only a couple months ago, I already feel at home in the big city! During my first two years in Nijmegen I was an active member of several student associations by, for instance, organizing several (in)formal activities and study trips. When I found out that the RAGweek was in search of new board members, I immediately knew what to do and applied for the position of secretary, with success. I felt quite out of my comfort zone, yet I knew this would be a step in the right direction for me and together with my fellow board members, this ought to be a spectacular year, I can guarantee that. When I am not sorting out mail in the boardroom, I can be found on the tennis court, acing my way through a game.I look forward to introducing our incredible charities to every student in Nijmegen and I hope you will be as excited as I am. We’ll see you during the RAGweek!


Jamie Aartsen – Treasurer

Hey all, my name is Jamie Aartsen and I am the treasurer of  Stichting RAGweek this year. I grew up in Zeeland, but moved to Nijmegen three years ago when I started studying Artificial Intelligence. Since I come from Zeeland, you can always make me happy, by taking me on a sailing trip,having mussels for dinner, or having a nice cup of tea together with a delicious bolus, a delicacy from Zeeland. I am, of course, also always up for having a drink at a terrace or bar or just chilling in general. Last year I was a board member of Study Association CognAC, from where I helped out the RAGweek already through a calendar photo, a stand at the Fancy Fair and of course also by volunteering quite a lot. I enjoyed this so much that I decided to get more involved in RAGweek this year.For me, doing the bookkeeping of RAGweek is a total new challenge, but most definitely one I am willing to take with a big dose of enthusiasm. I am looking forward to raise as much money as possible for our charities, together with my board, all associations and companies in Nijmegen and certainly also all students within this beautiful city. If you want to know more about the foundation or about me, then don’t hesitate to contact me!


Karlijn Spronk – Chief of Sponsors

Hi everyone! My name is Karlijn Spronk and this year I’ll be the Chief of External Affairs for Stichting RAGweek Nijmegen. I’m 20 years old and grew up in a beautiful part of the Netherlands, called Twente. Three years ago I started my study Cultural Anthropology and Developmentstudies. This year you can find me at the RAGkamer, in the lecture halls (a.k.a behind my laptop screen), at the volleyball court, in the most amazing pancake restaurant Nijmegen knows or with a drink in my hand in the pub.  Last year I got to know the RAGweek during my board year at Study Association Umoja and I organised a couple activities and I volunteered at the RAGbar and RAGsmakelijk. During this period my enthusiasm for Stichting RAGweek grew and I thought it would be an exciting challenge to fulfill a position in the 14th board. This year I’m looking forward to organising a great year for the RAGweek with all the students in Nijmegen. Don’t ever be afraid to approach me if you have any questions about this amazing foundation and I hope to see you soon!


Laura Lensink – Chief of Associations 

Hi everybody! My name is Laura Lensink and this year I will fill up the position of Chief of Associations within the 14th board of Stichting RAGweek Nijmegen. I originally come from Drenthe, where I grew up among sugar beets, corn and cows. Four years ago I exchanged the countryside for Nijmegen to study Geography, Planning and Environment. In the evenings you can often find me on a terrace or in the pub and when I am in a crazy mood in the Radboud Sports Centre. Here I like to play a game of squash or go to a ticket hour. The great thing about RAGweek is that it brings students together to raise money for charities in the most creative ways. In addition to all those students, entrepreneurs from Nijmegen are also very enthusiastic about and committed to the RAGweek. I am looking forward to raise a lot of money for the two charities, together with all the students and companies in Nijmegen!


Barend Mijzen – Chief of Activities & PR

Hey everybody,

My name is Barend Mijzen and this year, I have the privilege of being the chief of activities & PR for the RAGweek foundation. I originate from Eindhoven but have been studying Biology for three years here in Nijmegen. Next to my passion for biology, I also love to play theater, squash and drink coffee. You’ll never see me without an empty cup in our office. After my positive experience with the RAGweek last year, I decided to take the responsibility of joining it’s board. Last year a was a board member of the umbrella association Olympus where I build and maintained many formal contacts,although I thoroughly enjoyed this. This year I was up for a new challenge, with organizing the activities  for the RAGweek this year, and maintaining its social media. Together with the rest of the board, I am looking forward to organizing an amazing RAGweek this year and achieving a very high yield for our charities. It will be my personal goal to make sure all activities are fun and accessible, so nothing has to feel boring or old. You can count on me!So if you have any questions, please come visit me in our office, i’d love to hear from you!