Romy will be a member of the University Council starting September 2021
Romy Riemersma has been a member of Utrecht University ever since she started her Bachelor’s degree in chemistry in 2013. After graduating from the Master’s programme Nanomaterials Science Romy decided she wasn’t quite done yet with research and returned for a PhD in 2019. Currently she is a member of the research group Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis, where her research involves conversion of greenhouse gases into useful chemicals. Romy is also a representative of the PhD council of the Graduate School of Natural Science. Being a part of this PhD council, as well as her own experience as a PhD candidate has shown her that that there is still much to be done to strengthen the position of PhDs and other temporary employees at the university. In particular, we should take steps to improve communication as well as mental wellness and inclusion. To do this, it is essential that PhDs are represented in the university council. Moreover, Romy is passionate about the environment and will strive to create a more sustainable university for the future.
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