Board 2023

Below you can see the members of the 69th board behind our Study Association 

President - Thomas Schotman

Hello, my name is Thomas Schotman and I am the president of the 69th CODON board. I’m 19 years old and currently in my second year of the bachelor Biotechnology. This means I’m responsible for making sure everything happens smoothly within the board and in the rest of the association. What I really like about my function is that I get to be involved in everything that happens within the association and that I can represent the association towards the outside world. Before I joined the board I was already fairly active within CODON, but now I spend even more time in our association. During my term as president I want to make sure CODON can grow going into the future and improve our position within Wageningen. This was something I was already working on during my time as secretary but now I can devote myself to it even more. If I have free time besides CODON and my studies I like to hang out with friends and do sports.


I’m in the hok on most days of the week but I’m always there on Thursdays. Feel free to come by!

You can reach Thomas by sending an email to voorzitter@codon.nl

Secretary - Wouter Lennearts

Hello everyone, my name is Wouter Lennaerts and I am the Secretary of the 69th board. Currently I’m a second years bachelors student Biotechnology here in Wageningen. Before I became Secretary I was active in various commissions. One of which was the first years weekend. In this commission, I was the Secretary as well. I liked it so much that I wanted another challenge. This motivated me to apply for the Secretary position in the board.

What I like most of this function is the routine and the overview of the association. Because of this I am always up to date to activities and other business regarding CODON. Another great thing to do is writing the weekly mails. These mails give you the opportunity to be creative and challenges your literary skills.

When I am not working in Forum I like working out, partying and having discussions about random topics. Feel free to talk to me about these things when I’m in the hok!

You can reach Wouter by sending an email to bestuur@codon.

Treasurer - Tim van de Waterlaat

Hey everyone! I am Tim van de Waterlaat, 22 years old and in my third year of the bachelor of Biotechnology. This year, I will be the treasurer of CODON. This makes me responsible for the finances of CODON. For example, I ensure that invoices are paid on time and check on the committee treasurers. I keep an eye on the budget to see which new and exciting activities are possible. I try to make CODON even better with the other board members. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me or come by the Hok on Tuesdays during lunch!

You can reach Tim by sending an email to penningmeester@codon.nl

Commissioner of Internal Affairs - Els van Omme

Hi, my name is Els van Omme and I am the Commissioner of Internal Affairs in the CODON board. I am 19 years old and now in my second year of my bachelor’s degree. Before joining the board, I was already an active member at CODON, I joined several committees and met a lot of other CODON members.

As the Commissioner of Internal Affairs I am responsible for the committees and activities of CODON. I am the contact person between the committees and the board and make sure activities are scheduled properly. As a result, I am getting to know many more CODON members, which I am very much looking forward to. In my free time, I enjoy sports, such as field hockey and running. I also enjoy hanging out with my friends and being active in my student association.

If you have questions or are interested in organizing an activity with CODON, send me an e-mail.

You can reach Els by sending an email to intern@codon.nl

Commissioner of External Affairs - Emmy Verdiesen

Hi everyone, I am Emmy Verdiesen, 21 years old and I am in my second year of the bachelor Biotechnology. This year, I will be the Commissioner External Affairs. As commissioner external affairs, I am responsible for contact with sponsors, keeping our website and social media up to date and arranging lunch lectures and excursions. Ever since I heard about CODON I wanted to become an active member and I am eager to help CODON grow. Besides CODON, I am also a member of a student association. I like to hangout with friends and listen to music in my free time.


If you have any questions, or just want to have a chat, feel free to contact me or step by in the CODON Hok during the lunch on Wednesday!

You can reach Emmy by sending an email to extern@codon.nl

Study Commisioner - Mattijn Mol

Hello everyone, I am Mattijn Mol and I will be the study commissioner of the 69th board of CODON. I am 18 years old and I am in my first year of Biotechnology. As study commissioner, it is my job to communicate between the education team and students. Together with the education team, it is our responsibility to improve the quality of education for the biotechnology programme. Furthermore, with the help of the Studcie, I will be organizing open days for high school students interested in biotechnology, workshops, a parents’ day and much more.

I immediately had a good vibes with this study association and I wanted to become an active member. In my spare time you can find me in the gym, with friends or of course chilling in ‘the Hok’. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me!

You can reach Mattijn by sending an email to studiecommisaris@codon.nl

Attendance Schedule

Monday (13:30-14:00) – Wouter Lennearts

Tuesday (13:30-14:00) – Tim van de Waterlaat

Wednesday (12:30-14:00) – Emmy Verdiesen

Thursday (12:30-14:00) – Thomas Schotman

Friday (13:30-14:00) – Mattijn Mol

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