Our Team

OtherWise consisists of a team of coordinators, the foundation board and a group of volunteers.

Hey there! My name is Jurre Zwart and I am one of the  coordinators for Otherwise! Otherwise Foundation is unique in Wageningen for its aim to see social values and environmental values in connection to each other. I believe this connection is important if we want to come up with solutions that are about doing better things, rather than doing things better. We are slowly witnessing what happens when real change is not on the menu. The time for transition is now.
Hi there! My name is Mali Boomkens and in September 2017 I proudly joined the Otherwise team as the other coordinator. My personal and professional mission is to give a voice to the voiceless and to bring to the front inspirational people and (grassroots) initiatives. Besides the critical glasses that Otherwise encourages students and others to wear, I believe that our positive, solution-based and holistic mentality is crucial for societal transformation towards a more sustainable and inclusive world.

Hello! I am Suzanna van der Meer and full of enthusiasm I started my work as project coordinator of the Global Guests programme. My goal is to up-scale the Global Guests project the coming year. Topics that concern me are: inter-cultural communication, ethics of science and technology, agro-ecology, indigenous knowledge, international politics and inclusive innovations.

Hi! I am Hanna. In 2016, I became the treasurer of OtherWise because I felt that my interests and values fit very well in this organisation. I study international political science and I am curious and critical about how the environment and societies relate to each other. Mostly I am interested in environmental and social justice. I think that OtherWise is a great place for challenging the status quo, sharing alternative knowledge and creative thinking.

Hello all, I am Inez, the secretary of OtherWise. Already before joining the board of OtherWise in February 2017, critical thinking and discovering alternative pathways have been my favourite exercises ever since. This mindset seems to fit OtherWise very well and by joining the organisation it is possible to explore this ‘otherwise’ way of thinking (and living) in multiple ways. Currently, I am studying international development with a focus on anthropology, gender, political ecology, and community economies. I hope that OtherWise creates a space for students and the wider community to explore and share themes that are unconventional, beautiful, disturbing, and fun in society. If you have any great and small ideas, please contact us!