Talea Korfé (she/her)
Talea was born and raised in Germany. She is a queer woman that grew up in a multicultural family with roots in Hungary. Talea has been engaged in social work since a very young age and her passion for it only grew over the years. She is committed to creating an equitable learning environment within the higher education sector by advocating for systemic educational change.
Alex Alexandrova (she/her)
Recources & External Communication
Meet Alex. Born and mostly raised in Bulgaria, Alex comes from a family line of Sephardic Jews, and in her teens got involved in her Jewish community in Sofia, where she became part of a youth movement involved in the upkeep of local community and the wider Jewish diaspora. Living in a country which faces a multitude of social issues, as well as her family and the movement, inspired her to develop a passion for social work, activism and advocacy. The latter two came during her years in Groningen, where she recently graduated from the International Communication BA. She currently continues her Master in Media, Power and Difference in Barcelona, Catalonia.
Genesis Saragoza (she/her)
Social Media Coordinator
Genesis was born and raised on Bonaire with roots in the Dominican Republic. When she moved to the Netherlands for her studies, she found herself confronted with a great deal of racism and discrimination. She joined SCDAI to advocate against institutionalized exclusion of marginalized minority groups, but also to help create a safer space for learning and growth for herself and her peers.
Walphana Peterson (she/her)
Walphana is a student of International Communication, born in Haiti and raised on the little island of Aruba. Coming from a diverse background and subjugated to issues of race, Immigration, and gender fueled her to become more aware of diversity issues. Now, more than ever, she is committed to lend a voice for those forced to be silenced.
Anoek Klootwijk (she/her)
Graphic Designer and Content Creator
Anoek was born and raised in Friesland, the Netherlands. As she grew up in a small community she quickly started questioning the prejudices and heteronormativity around her. As she is trying to explore her own culture she is trying to educate herself and others on biases, inclusion, and diversity.
Ekin Yıldıran-Schoepe (she/her)
Born and raised in Turkey, Ekin moved to Germany to pursue a master's degree in Sociology. There she grew an academic interest in transnationality, university politics and social boundaries in Higher Education (HE). She was involved in various interdisciplinary HE projects with topics ranging from knowledge production, privatization of universities to responsible research and innovation. She currently resides in Groningen. With her activism at SCDAI, she strives to put her theoretical knowledge into action in a way that it actively contributes to the well-being of students, communities and society.
Emilia Dimitrov (she/her)
Lobbying & Networking Coordinator
Emilia is originally from a little town in western Germany with roots in Bulgaria. Growing up with this multicultural influence and living in different countries throughout her youth, thought her from an early age on the significant differences and injustices in other cultures and countries as well as in Germany. In 2020, she moved to Groningen to start her studies of International Communications. Since living in here, Emilia has learned a lot about the institutionalized exclusion of marginalized minority groups through SCDAI. Being a student of higher education herself, she wants to support the team by spreading their message.
Francis Urciullo (They/Them)
Copywriter & Blog Coordinator
Francis was born and raised in south Italy. Before moving to The Netherlands in 2018 to study English Language & Culture, they lived in Denmark as an exchange student. In both scenarios, they were confronted with the injustices of the Northern European arrogance towards Southern cultures. Since living in Groningen, Francis has been an active watcher and experienced the institutionalized bias and racism towards minorities in the Dutch higher education. With SCDAI, they want to engage actively in the discourse and support the team’s advocacy for underrepresented students and minorities.
Join our team!
These are the positions available:
- Graphic Designer (Canva and/or Adobe experience)
- Video and Podcast editor (ideally prior experience with Adobe PremierePro & Audition)