Soon the current board will introduce itself to you here!

Just a little more patience…

Until then, read the introductory texts of our predecessors on the 2022-2023 board below:

Chairman: Delfine Rood | 

Dear fellow DWARSers,
My name is Delfine Rood (she/her) and at the past regional assembly I’ve been elected to be your chairperson!
I’m 20 years old and I’m a student of International Relations and Organisations at Leiden University Campus The Hague. My hobbies include reading fiction, knitting and a lot of baking! I’m looking forward to meeting you at our activities.
Up until now, I’ve been a member of DWARS’ International Activities Committee and I’m a co-neighborhood captain of my neighborhood Escamp with GroenLinks The Hague.
Please feel free to text me with questions, suggestions or simply to have a fun chat!!

Secretary: Marieke Zomerdijk |

Hi all! My name is Marieke, I was raised in Alkmaar but have lived in Leiden for two years now to study Criminology. n my spare time I like to do fun things with my friends and read a good book. For the two years I’ve been at DWARS I’ve been a part of the educational program. I’m really looking forward to this year and hope to see you all at our activities!

Treasurer: Wietse van den Bos |

Hi! I’m Wietse van den Bos, 24 years old and a proud resident of The Hague (beautiful city behind the dunes) I’m honored to be the treasurer of DWARS Leiden-Haaglanden this year! Aside from that I’m also part of the searching committee, so if you would like a function within DWARS: Hit me up!

I’ve been active with DWARS for roughly 3 years now. Amongst other things I’ve been in the congress-committee, the audit-committee and the program-committee of Leiden-Haaglanden. I spend my days as a civil servant at the Authority of Consumers and Markets. In my free time I like to read, cook and I try to stay fit by running. I’m a massive nerd, so you can also make me happy with nerding out about economical philosophy, history, Excel or really anything which which have you have an obsession.

The last couple of years I’ve really loved getting to know DWARS and the people in DWARS, so if you have any question or just wanna chat about a random DWARS subject I’d love to hear from you!

Boardmember Promotion & Recruitment: Soesha Sandker | 

Hi, my name is Soesha. I’m 19 years old and live in The Hague. I am in my third year of European Studies at The Hague University of Applied Sciences. In my free time, I love to read, play the piano and spend time with friends and family. This year will be my second year as a board member for DWARS Leiden-Haaglanden, and I’m very excited for the upcoming year! In my current role, I manage the socials. If you have any questions or suggestions for the socials, you can always send me an email or text message!

General boardmember: Tom Twigt |

My name is Tom Twigt, a 24 year old student offshore engineering at the TU Delft. I currently live in Delfgauw, just across the municipal border with Delft. After getting my bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering I’ve decided to focus my career on the energy transition. After my career I want to enter the offshore wind industry. In my free time I watch formula 1 and I read a lot. I also enjoy cooking and combining food with a fine wine.

A couple of years ago I was a full-time treasurer of my student association, where I learned a lot about running an organisation. There I’ve also learned a lot about organising large parties, debating tournaments, parent days, sporting events, dinners, holidays, and much more.

At the beginning of 2022 I became a member of DWARS (and GroenLinks). I had been interested in politics for some time, but the more I learned, the more I came to learn that the current system of limitless hypercapitalism extorts people and the environment for small material gains. In my eyes GroenLinks is the political party that best addresses this issue and wants to change the system.

In my board year at DWARS I would like to organise activities that focus on addressing inequality inherent in the system so that I may learn more about it and meet new people with the same interests

General boardmember: Stein Jonker |


I am Stein Jonker, and i will be one of the general board members for DWARS Leiden-haaglanden this year. I am eightteen and have been part of DWARS for quite some time now but because of covid i had a rough time discovering which commission/branch of DWARS would be the best fit for me. Ever since the worst part of the covid pandemic has passed(fingers crossed), i have been writing articles for our online magazine OverDwars. Besides that i have also had the pleasure to take part in the Economic commission and last but not least: as previously mentioned i have been chosen for this years Board! :).

In a couple months i will be studying Public Administration/Government Management at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. This means that i will constantly be occupied with courses about management and government policy. Through which i hope to learn many skills that i can use to fulfill my function to the best of my abilities. Ofcourse, i also have hobbies which include: writing songs for the guitar, writing poems and reading.

If you have any questions whatsoever by all means, do reach out.

Together we will fight for a greener and equal world for all.