My name is Lydia Arcos Martos and I am the Treasurer of ESN The Netherlands for 2020/2021!
I was born and raised in Spain but I have had a few experiences abroad during my life. I did my Erasmus in Bordeaux (France) during my Bachelor Degree and after that I decided to move to The Netherlands where I am currently studying my Masters Degree. I got to know ESN after the return of my Erasmus and I decided to join my local section, ESN Málaga. During my time as a volunteer I realized how much I love this association and that I wanted to grow into it. Was it then when I applied to become a board member in my dutch section, ESN Nijmegen, where I have learnt a lot the past year and developed new skills.
This year I will be responsible for the finances of ESN The Netherlands. It is very challenging to make a budget in these uncertain times, but I will try to be very flexible with the current situation and do my best to deal with it. Besides budgeting, I am in charge of financial administration, bookkeeping, issuing invoices, financial support and advice to local sections and controlling.
I wish you the best of luck during your exchange in The Netherlands! It is an amazing experience that you will remember forever. Travel as much as you can, get to know thousands of people and of course join all the crazy events that ESN has for you.