Our team

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

Hi everyone, my name is Lois and since September 2019 I am a coordinator. As a master’s student of International Development, some of the topics OtherWise deals with have come up. However, I still feel like I am walking around with so many questions about the world, and because I wanted to share these with other engaged people, I joined OtherWise. At OtherWise there is space to explore further how we can make the world a more sustainable and just world and how we relate ourselves to human others and to non-human others. In my position as coordinator I hope to make this space for others as well, so people can express these thoughts and put their thoughts into action. Hope to see you!
Hi everybody, my name is Ezra Litjens and I am one of OtherWise’s coordinators from September 2020 on. Throughout my studies I have specialised and gained more and more interest in topics such as human-nature relations, natural resources, conflict, different (cultural) worldviews, and gender. I think it is important to look at what is happening on the ground and listen to the people involved. Luckily, this fits well with OtherWise’s aim to create space to explore such issues and look at the world a bit different. Looking forward to seeing or hearing from you sometime!

Hi! My name is Evelien and I am working on graduating in ecology as well as geo-information science. I am fascinated by the many ways in which people can relate to nature and have loved studying many types of ecological and botanical knowledge, but am most interested in how we are interconnected at the core. Or, in many cases, how we have become disconnected. I believe it’s time for a drastic reevaluation of our relationship to nature. I’m very happy Otherwise has given me the opportunity to dive into this further! I hope to bring in some of my own ideas to help with their work on building community and inner sustainability - to reconnect with ourselves and everything around us especially when these times have left us more isolated. And I hope we get the chance to meet!

Hey! I’m Luuk Slegers, I’m currently doing my internship with otherwise as part of my masters in Sociology of International Development. I’m a bit of a communist, and a bit of an anarchist, and a bit of a feminist, a bit of many things. Sometimes I am ‘realistic’, but then I get bored with it. With otherwise I feel we get the opportunity to playfully question the way things work, together. We are seriously playfully dedicated to explore the outside the box, putting any combination of avant-garde thoughts and methods together to eclectically explore the otherwise. Hope to see you here soon!

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If you are interested to intern at otherwise, contact us at otherwise@wur.nl to ask for the possibilities!

Louise - As a board member for 4 years already I have become quite attached to this space called OtherWise where I can find some nice critical creative people from different backgrounds with whom I can share my thoughts and create possibilities to explore, discuss and shape an Other world... I'm grateful that the university provides this space for reflection which is often lacking in highspeed education.
Hey! My name is Anastasia, I am 24 years old and study Environmental Sciences BSc in my second year at the WUR. I joined Otherwise half a year ago  as a flex-member after I stumbled across them in a lecture series at the university which they held. I was delighted to find people that like me, are not only interested in the natural sciences of things but also in the social and societal  aspects that go hand in hand with them. I am highly interested in philosphical approaches that question modern and scientific standards and rules, and have found a wonderful circle of people to share new ideas with while enjoying some nice ethical food and drink. Being able to talk about things that would be considered unconventional in many professional evironments like the ususal scheduled university setting, is helping me establish a critical point of view and will help me in my future career.
Hi! My name is Margherita Marinelli and I am currently doing my master in environmental policy and economics at Wageningen University. I started being a board member of OtherWise on February 2019. I joined this organisation because, being mainly interested and having a background in social sciences, I was looking for a group with which having the opportunity of discussing about modern day issues such as racism, sexism, inequalities and climate change through a critical approach. My main interests consists in questioning the political and economic system in which we live in in order to achieve a better quality of life for both the human and not-human inhabitants of this world.
Ahoj! My name is Lucie Sovová. I believe that science should nourish curiosity but at the same time also engage in problems our society is facing. This makes the intersection of research and activism a very exciting place to be!