Our Team

We started to provide local news in English through www.EindhovenNews in English in 2009 with a group of international people from Eindhoven who were lacking this information.
Since then we have been growing and expanding slowly but surely with the help of many volunteers who full-heartedly support(ed) our good cause.

We are working together and are in touch with many (international) organisations in Eindhoven and surroundings because we believe that growth is only possible together.

OUR TEAM

About 15 dedicated and enthusiastic internationals living in or close to Eindhoven are keeping Eindhoven News operational throughout the year. They are working for Stichting International Platform Eindhoven to provide non-Dutch people with news, background, views and events via our website, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and public screens at the High Tech Campus Eindhoven.

Everybody does their talented bit to keep Eindhoven News in the air. We have a great team!

Alphabetically:

Chae

My name is Chae. I was born and raised in South Korea, and moved to the Netherlands in 2015. Currently I am studying Communication Science at the University of Amsterdam. Living in Holland challenges me in a positive way because I notice so many cultural differences here and there, which is why I’m happy to work for Eindhoven News, as it is a platform for expats to voice out about life in Eindhoven.

 

Guido

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Born and raised ‘Eindhovenaar’ and music nerd. Ever wondering what the Dutchies are talking about when they talk about Dutch bands? Or what the lyrics of that golden oldie that’s played on the Dutch radio over and over again are about? I am writing regularly about Dutch music classics. Songs, most of the time well known in the Netherlands, but barely known across the borders of the country.[/caption]

Do you miss a Dutch classic that you desperately want to know what it’s all about? Please, let me know by sending me an e-mail at guidje@gmail.com.

 

Irene

I moved back to the Netherlands in 2008 after having lived abroad for 20 years. (Middle-East, Far-East and Europe). My first port of call on returning to the Netherlands was the international community in my neighbourhood in Eindhoven. With a couple of enthusiasts, we started Eindhoven News as throughout my expat life I experienced the importance of knowing what is happening in your vicinity.
To feel at home and to play an active role in your new habitat either for work, family, studies or leisure, being informed is key.

I have done business and management studies and I worked in tourism, events and as an entrepreneur. International Communication is my expertise.

I am doing the management for Eindhoven News with tremendous pleasure and it gives me a lot of energy to work together in this wonderful international team. It is great to develop Eindhoven News further and further.

 

Jackie

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I am a British American. Born in the UK, lived in the US for 12 years and moved to the Netherlands in 2012 with my husband. My two children are grown-up & living in England and Austria. Career wise I started off in nursing many years ago but in the US I found myself working as a teacher’s aide, specializing in Special Ed. I loved it.

Now I am volunteering at the ISE, the Hub, and I am writing for Eindhoven News. Life is full of new challenges.

Travel is my great love along with reading, photography, “dabbling” in watercolors and I am attempting to write children’s books.

 

Joey

My name is Joey, I’m 37 years of age. I was born and raised in Krimpen aan den IJssel, right next to Rotterdam, but I live in Zwolle since 2006. I have a bachelor’s degree in Cultural Social Work, been active as a booker of underground music at a local club for eight years and worked on-and-off for Stop The Traffik, an international organisation against human trafficking. Next to that, I like beers, movies, documentaries, all kinds of music and football, to name a few.

I became a PSV-fan at a young age. Feyenoord- and Ajax-fans hate each other so much, I enjoyed the Brabant-style of ‘act normal, show it on the pitch’ a lot better. Since 2008 I’m an admin of the Dutch PSV Eindhoven Facebook Community (over 15.000 members today) and I’m publishing interviews with supporters of PSV every month, online and in the magazine of the Supportersvereniging (fan club) PSV.

Through the EN-platform, I want to inform you and all internationals about PSV, one of the three classic top leaders in the Dutch Eredivisie. Twice a week I will write on what happens around the A selection, the Under 21 and Ladies team. I hope you will soon understand why it’s simply the best club to support in our country!

 

Joyce

My name is Joyce, born and raised in Singapore. In 2014 I came to The Netherlands for my Masters’ study in Imagineering (Business Innovation) at Breda. Before that, I earned my bachelors degree in Computer Science in Singapore and had worked as an IT programmer and consultant back home for several years. In The Netherlands, I experienced my “second teenage years”, as living independently in a foreign land further nurtured me in ways I never imagined. I live in Eindhoven now with my Dutch boyfriend. My interests are varied from technology to culinary to yoga… and I am still discovering more what life can offer! I hope that through writing I can bring valuable insights about Eindhoven for all of you interested in this funky, brainy city.

 

Lenise

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I am Australian. A writer and proofreader, and former English language teacher and trainer. I have spent most of my adult life living and working in foreign lands, and I find the best way to meet new people is through my first love – sport! I write opinion pieces and do weekly translations for Eindhoven News. You can also check out my blog, Eindhoven in Motion.

 

 

anolis

Originally from the sunny island of Rhodes in Greece, I came to the Netherlands for studies in Electrical Engineering 6 years ago.
After spending 3 years in the Hague I returned to this city where I am currently working in the field of Intellectual Property.
I like learning about the small little stories and trivia of our everyday life, and I would like to spread those to the people around me.

 

Melinda

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I moved to Eindhoven three months with my family from South Africa. It had been my dream for many years to live in Europe. The Netherlands seemed like a good fit because my dad was born and raised here. I have two daughters, one husband and two dogs – all of whom I love dearly. I’m a bit of a jack-of-all-trades, I have a background in journalism but writing is my first love.

I am the news-editor-in-chief of Eindhoven news so if you have news to share, send it to eindhovennews@gmail.com.

 

Mohsin

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I am a PhD student at TU-Eindhoven. I am originally from Pakistan and I came to Eindhoven, the Netherlands in 2010 to acquire my MSc in Systems and control from TU-Eindhoven. I love travelling, reading, blogging. I am also into sports, specially I really enjoy playing squash.

Eindhoven News, being the first and so far only local English daily newspaper, really inspires me and I decided to be a part of it. Sometimes I write articles for Eindhoven News but my main contribution is being in the Board of Stichting International Platform Eindhoven.

 

Nicola

I am Nicola, originally from sunny England. I have lived in Eindhoven since 2012 and I work as a freelance translator, editor and English coach.

I really enjoy doing my part for the local expat community through translating and editing articles for Eindhoven News on a weekly basis.

 

Peter

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My family immigrated to Los Angeles, California when I was 8-years-old, and we lived there for 14 years before moving back to the Netherlands. Since we were also speaking English at home I had to re-learn my Dutch, and totally learn from square one to how to be Dutch!

Finishing my education in 1984 I moved to Eindhoven to work for Philips Consumer Electronics as software engineer. In the 90’s I moved to Germany and was an expat myself, so now speaking a bit of German as well.

I would like to help others find their way around design city Eindhoven, so volunteered in the past for the Dutch Design Week as host, and the Eindhoven Mini Maker Faire as video editor. Currently writing, translating and webmastering for Eindhoven News and the Hub, but my main passion remains creating consumer software which is social, fun and useful. See www.petermarijnissen.nl, and maybe I can help you with your next app or website.

 

Rebeca

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I am a 35-year-old psychologist and living in the Netherlands since 2013. I have been living in 4 other countries so far and I have always been focused on topics related to health, education and wellness. For Eindhoven News I am going to write about these subjects. Watch my column Life’s Turning Points.

 

Senne

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I was born and raised in Eindhoven. Growing up I always thought of Eindhoven as boring but seeing the transformations happening in the last couple of years: “Wow, what a great time to live in this city!”

I have a Bachelor and Master in Cultural Science and, after having a string of jobs, I am now figuring out what I really want to do in life. Not an easy task. Putting the cultural agenda together for Eindhoven News seemed a good place to start because I love every cultural expression…even the really weird ones. 🙂

 

Tingting

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I am Tingting, a Chinese girl. Now I am doing my master in electrical engineering at TU/e. I like reading, writing, and travelling. I can focus very well, so sometimes I need to push myself to find and try new things in life, and I love that. Being in Eindhoven News, I feel so happy to know what’s happening around me and I enjoy the feeling of connecting and being connected with people. Also, having a chance to talk with people from different cultures and backgrounds makes my life colourful. I would write news and opinion articles.

 

Yicong

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Happy to join the group. For easy pronunciation and memory, Yicong = its own. I am the Events Editor for Eindhoven News and do give IT advice.

I am from China. I moved to Eindhoven in 2012 for my study. I followed a Dutch course in the university with an ambition to use Dutch to talk with my Dutch friends. I haven’t reached my goal yet but my Dutch level already brings me a completely different feeling than a fresh expat.

As I start to understand what is in newspapers and on radios, I know more about what is happening around me and I feel more present in a foreign country instead of limited inside the foreigners’ bubble. But it might not be realistic for every expat to make the effort to learn Dutch. Then Eindhoven News is a great platform to help expats getting out of the bubble. I’m glad I can help other expats.

 

Carola

Carola

I am Carola, for Eindhoven News I am writing about my life in Eindhoven as I am experiencing the multi-cultural life daily.

Through my company Indigo-Wereld (2006), the ‘Get in Touch’ program (social support program for international spouses), ‘Activate your Inner Power’ (group coaching for students), I try to build bridges, create chances and like to empower people from all over the world.

I was born in Scheveningen (NL), with Eurasian roots. Throughout my childhood I moved up and down between (and within) Suriname and The Netherlands, I personally experienced the impact of migration, good ànd bad.

Also I am a keen writer of poetry, it is all about connecting worlds of difference.