Organizing Committee

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Dr. Teeroumanee Nadan
Chair of GA Organising Committee
HE Consultant (Africa & Asia)
EMA Professional Development Coordinator

EMA IT Co-Leader
EMA Steering Committee Member

Dr Nadan is a Higher Education consultant, with 10+ years’ experience in the field. She holds an interdisciplinary doctorate in Computer Science, Education & Sciences. She has an Erasmus Mundus joint European Masters in Networks and e-Business centred Computing at the University of Reading (UK) the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece) and Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (Spain), whilst she pursued her first degree in Information Systems at the University of Mauritius (Mauritius) and industrial training at Infosys Tech Ltd (India). Her international career spans the International Association for Human Values (Germany, Bulgaria).

Teeroumanee is an advocate of Education for all. Her scope of work is student-oriented, academic and non-academic staff oriented, and institution-wide. She is a certified Prince2 Practitioner Project Manager and expert consultant in Digitalisation and Internationalisation for Employability in the field of Education. Her professional experience spans from the UK HE sector to Europe, Asia and Africa.

Teeroumanee is the current Professional Development Leader of EMA, and runs a team of up to 20 members. Her flagship projects include Professionalising EMA, EMA Mentoring Programme, EMA Training, EMA Webinar and Mentoring Café in different cities and Professionalising EMA. She is also the IT Co-Lead and part of the EMA Steering Committee.

Dr. Katharina F. Heil
Co-Chair of GA Organising Committee
Innovation Consultant
PD Strategic Team Member

Dr Heil is an Innovation Consultant specialized in the field of SME H2020 calls. She studied as part of the EuroSPIN programme, leading her to obtain an Erasmus Mundus Joint European PhD in Computational Neuroscience/Bioinformatics, completed at the University of Edinburgh (UK) and the Royal Institute of Technology of Stockholm (Sweden). She has a Masters in Bioinformatics obtained from the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (Spain). Before moving to the bioinformatics field she completed an MSc in Biomedical Sciences from the Universitat de Barcelona (Spain). This build upon her BSc in Biomedical Sciences, University of Wuerzburg (Germany), with the final thesis work having been completed in a laboratory at the Medical University of Buenos Aires (Argentina).

During her studies, Dr Heil was involved in event organisation and student representation at various levels. Amongst others, she was a student representative in the Senatus Academicus at the University of Edinburgh (UK). Furthermore, as an Erasmus Mundus PhD student, she remotely organised a workshop in one of the programs partner institutions, NCBS, Bangalore (India). She has experience in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL certificate), teaching one year at a boarding school, during summer camps and a company in China.

Her interest lies in making processes more effective, support researchers and students in establishing collaborations, obtaining funding and creating best practices to achieve the best results from interdisciplinary, international and intercultural projects and events.

Dr. Nayyab Z. Naqvi
Vice-chair of GA Organising Committee
Technical Analyst & Consultant
Career Counselor
EMA PD Strategic Team Member

EMA IT Team Member
EMA South Asian Chapter Member

Dr Naqvi is a Technical Analyst and Consultant (UK). She has been an active Online Career Counselor for students at graduation and post-graduation level. She earned her doctorate degree from KU Leuven (Belgium) in Context-aware Mobile Cloud Computing. She did her Erasmus Mundus joint European Masters in Networks and e-Business centred Computing at the University of Reading (UK), the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece) and Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (Spain). She completed her BSc (Hons.) Computer Sciences from University of the Punjab (Pakistan). She has six years of software development experience as well.

Dr Naqvi had been an active member of various student societies throughout her academic life. During her PhD, she was an active member of the PhD Career Committee and helped to organize various events on behalf of the PhD society such as career workshops and Job Fairs for PhDs and Postdocs. She has working experience in organizing large-scale events and managing small teams. She is a member of the Scholarship Network in Pakistan, managing one of the biggest online scholarship and career counselling forums with over 300K students.

Tiago Welter
Students & Alumni specialist of GA Organising Committee
Global Mobility Specialist
EMA PD Team Member

EMA Country Representative for Germany

Tiago, who is originally from Brazil, holds an Erasmus Mundus Joint European Master in Comparative Local Development degree (Master CoDe), having studied at the University of Regensburg (Germany), the Corvinus University of Budapest (Hungary), and the University of Trento (Italy). He holds an MA in Geography (with a focus in International Student Migration) from UFSC (Brazil) and a BA in Geography (with a focus in International Migrations) from UDESC (Brazil), having spent two semesters as an international student at the University of Lisbon (Portugal). He graduated from High School in Ontario (Canada). His Erasmus Mundus Master thesis focused on the impact of International Student Mobility programmes on Local Development, and was based on research done during his internship at the University of Regensburg in partnership with the German Institute for Employment Research (IAB).

For three years, Tiago was a member of AIESEC, located at different offices (Brazil, Serbia, Colombia and Germany). He currently lives in Nuremberg (Germany) and undertakes International Student Mobility related projects. As a member of EMA, Tiago moderates various EMA webinars and help produce EMA videos.

Radu Serrano
Organising Committee Officer
EMA PD Team Member
EMA Program Representative of PIONEER

Radu is originally from Panama and is fluent in English, Spanish, French, Italian and Romanian. He is currently completing his the Erasmus Mundus Joint European Masters in Innovation in the Public Sector and e-Governance (PIONEER), which started in KU Leuven (Belgium), and progressed in WWU Münster (Germany) and TalTech (Estonia). His previous expertise comprises a Bachelor’s Degree in International Business Administration from Universidad del Istmo (Panama) and multiple workshops, seminars and academic stays in the USA, China, and Switzerland. The public, diplomatic, trade and educational sectors encompass the range of his professional experience.

Mr. Serrano’s role within EMA comprises the campaign to Professionalize the association and the representation of the PIONEER Erasmus Mundus Joint European Master Program.

Amir Kamran
IT Officer of GA Organising Committee (Supporting Member)
Data Engineer
IT Team Coordinator

Kamran is the IT Team Coordinator for the Erasmus Mundus Student and Alumni Association. He holds a masters degree in Language and Communication Technologies. He is currently working as a Senior Data Engineer at TAUS Netherlands. He is tech savvy and passionate about the positive impact technology is and can bring to the world.

Ritesh Sanu
Organising Committee (Supporting Member)
EMA Cultural Events Officer of GA

Ritesh hails from Hubballi, a city known for art in the southern part of India. He holds an Erasmus Mundus Joint European Masters in Plant Health in Sustainable Cropping Systems from Polytechnic University of Valencia ( Spain) and University of Padua (Italy). During the course of his Masters, he also worked as an intern at Koppert Biological Systems, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. A Biotechnology graduate, he chose to take up agriculture post his project on Metarizium anisopliae, a fungicide, looking into the potential of beneficial microorganisms in achieving sustainable agriculture.

After completing his bachelor's degree in Biotechnology, he joined Nabros and Partners LLC, Warrenville, the United States as the Global management consultant and led the program for innovation and creativity. Later, he joined Samarth Biotech Limited, Hubli as a Research Associate, with his concentration on formulations and tests of plant growth promoters. From the next year(2019), starting January, Ritesh will begin working for Koppert biological systems, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, as International Business Developer, for new markets.

Along with science, Ritesh has immense interest in Music. He sings English, Bollywood, and Kannada pop songs along with playing guitar, ukulele and melodica. He also enjoys writing blogs on agriculture to educate people and share scientific knowledge. His website, exhibits his interests, blogs, and music videos.

Morse Flores
Advisory Role
Human Rights Officer
United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)

Morse is originally from the Philippines, he holds a BA Degree in Asia Pacific Studies (Japan) & BA History from the University of the Philippines- Diliman and Masters in International Law & Human Rights from the UN mandated University for Peace (Costa Rica). He also has an Erasmus Mundus Joint European Masters in International Humanitarian Action (NOHA Programme), a joint Erasmus Mundus Masters Programme from the University of Duesto (Spain), University of Ruhr (Germany) and University of Uppsala (Sweden).

Morse has over 13 years of working experience for the United Nations in Geneva, in the fields of human rights, development & humanitarian assistance in various capacities. He is currently serving as the Coordinator of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) Indigenous & Minorities Fellowship Programmes and the Secretariat of the United Nations Voluntary Fund for Indigenous Peoples.

Prior to that, Morse served as Expert on Indigenous Peoples & Local Economic Development with the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and Secretariat of the United Nations Indigenous Peoples Partnership (UNIPP)- the first global inter-agency initiative between ILO, OHCHR), UNICEF, UNFPA and UNDP to work together to promote the rights of indigenous peoples at the country level, supported and complemented by strategic interventions at regional and international levels.

Dr. Olena Burkovska
Advisory Role

Dr. Oxana Sytnik
Advisory Role
Post - doctoral Researcher in Coastal Vulnerability Of Climate Change Hazards

EMA Communications Coordinator
EMA Steering Committee Member

Dr Sytnik is originally from Novorossiysk (Russia). She holds a BSc in Oceanography from the Russian State Hydrometeorological University in Saint Petersburg (Russia), an Erasmus Mundus MSc in Water and Coastal Management and an Erasmus Mundus PhD in Marine and Coastal Management from the University of Plymouth (UK), the University of Cadiz (Spain) and the University of Bologna (Italy). She is now a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Santa Catarina (Brazil), studying coastal vulnerability to climate change hazards.

Her journey with EMA started in 2011, since then she has been proactively involved in several EMA projects and activities; for the last five years, she has dedicated herself mostly to the Communications Team. Oxana is the current Communication Coordinator of EMA and is part of the EMA Steering Committee.