Board & Members

Meet our Senior and Junior board

The RISE network is run on a voluntary basis by female scientists of the Faculty of Science.

The Senior Board exists of three members: Prof. dr. Miranda van Eck (biography), Prof. dr. Martina Vijver (biography), and Dr. Irene Groot (biography). Van Eck and Vijver are the founders of RISE (2015). Dr. Irene Groot has been an active RISE member since the start of RISE and officially joined the board as of January 2019.

The Junior Board exists of four members: Dr. Olga Gadyatskaya (biography), Dr. Emily Strange (biography), MSc. Sanjana Panchagnula (biography) and Dr. Monica Varela (biography).

If you are interested in joining one of the boards or act as a spokesperson of the network at your institute to motivate our top female scientists to join our activities, please contact us by sending an email to


Meet our members

The members of RISE are key to us; their commitment and dedication to the network make it possible to accomplish the objectives of the network.

The RISE network currently has 75 active members. Interested in meeting them, please become a member by completing the form in this following link and join one of our events.


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