Artan is the head of FAVA and studies English and Arabic. An update: the revolutionary process is in full swing. After successfully guaranteeing good cocktails, warm whisk(e)y punch and Club Mate at our events the next steps have been put in motion. There will be events that not only affect your cortex and hippocampus ‘negatively’ but also some that facilitate academic and intellectual discussions. Yet at the Grill’n’Chill in summer he expects you to "go crazy go stupid". Other than that he is still attempting to get that mail-thingy right: no multiple or empty mails. *fingers crossed*!
Mike is our current (M)VP and a member of our peer-to-peer counseling. This avid lover of bubbles, memes and sushi has been at the English seminar since 201X but at least he's finally in his MA of English and Scandinavian stuff (?). Ask him any questions you might have concerning the ES, the ES Pride group or the FAVA, or simply get on his good side by starting a conversation about unicorns, because unicorns are so fetch. Mike pulls on doors that read 'push.'
Dafina is an undergraduate student of English and Art History and joined the FAVA in 2017. She’s the head of the FAVA Party Planning Committee and also co-organizes our awesome Halloween party. If you have any questions about upcoming events feel free to hit her up. She’d also love to talk to you about anything else (especially The Office, Friends and other series) and have a cup of tea, some vanilla coke or a nice Central Perk worthy latte.
Daniela is an MA student who joined the FAVA in 2017 as our graphic designer and art director. She is the creative talent behind the flyers you see on our social media channels and around the ES. Additionally, she co-organizes the Halloween party and makes sure that nobody’s hair catches fire (ever again). Daniela’s credo is… I can’t remember, but it was something really profound. She will gladly help you with any issues or questions that you may have.
Trish is an undergraduate student of English & Chinese and joined FAVA in 2018. She is responsible for our instagram account, in which she posts regular updates and documents our events. Apart from co-hosting the Nachtseminar together with Georgia, this ball of energy & enthusiasm is also a member of our peer-to-peer counseling - which means you can always reach out to her :).
Seraina (R.) is an undergrad student of English and Modern History. She joined FAVA in 2018 and helps wherever she is needed. She is particularly fond of chocolate in any form, so you‘ll never have to worry about a lack of that divine stuff at cake days. Although, at the moment you might actually as she is currently studying in Canada and trying not to „accidentally“ stay there for good. Always being up for a nice chat and meeting new people, feel free to approach her about anything, even if it‘s just for advice about the formula for perfect chocolate milk (yum).
Sydney is an undergrad student of English and PuK and joined the FAVA in 2018. Sydney is in charge of the new FAVA Peer Mentoring Program and is always looking to recruit new mentors (she promises it'll be fun and is definitely not a cult)! She is a corgi enthusiast, will read anything written by Tim O’ Brien and (a Southern girl at heart) loves country music. She is happy to help with any questions that you might have, in exchange for memes or cat pictures.
Georgia is an undergraduate English and Political Science student and joined FAVA in the beginning of 2019. Being responsible for organising the Nachtseminar, she’ll be the one creeping around and throwing party-flyers at you. Outside the parties though, you will be able to find her at most theatre plays and anywhere good food and sci-fi literature/films can be found. When in the right mood, she is quite a chatty person and is happy to provide you with any advice you may or may not need as long as you can provide her with something containing caffeine (for the semester is dark and full of terrors).
Bettina is a MA student in English Linguistics and Literature and History and has been a FAVA member since 2017. Bettina is a perfectionist who loves numbers and accounting, which is why she is our treasurer and honorary "Bookkeeper Nötzli".
Thilo studies English and Computational Linguistics (sounds fancy, huh?). He made the shiny new website you are currently looking at and works on making it even better. Turns out making websites is a great way to procrastinate writing that paper. You won't be seeing him around university much, since he is currently studying in Finland and won't be home for a while. Hän puhuu vähän suomea.
Noemi is an undergrad student of English and Political Science and joined the FAVA in 2018. You might have already spotted her name in the Zürcher Studierendenzeitung, where she is busy as an editor. Besides her interest in writing, she is passionate about (almost) everything contemporary – although Britpop (Blur! Oasis!) might bring nostalgic tears to her eyes. Feel free to ask her anything; if you’re lucky, you might even get an answer.
Chris is an assessment student of English (major) and biomedicine (minor; hopefully it stays that way). She joined the FAVA in 2019 and helps out at events. Feel free to ask her anything (but she might not have the answers yet, as she is still a first-semester herself). Apart from that, she runs on coffee, chocolate and books.
Leah is a fresh FAVA member who can be seen bringing gluttony to the masses in the form of alcohol and cake. She studies English and Art History on a BA level. She enjoys piña coladas, getting caught in the rain (she is from Scotland after all) and likes to believe she has at least half a brain. She is also a Textual Analysis tutor, so hit her up with any literary tragedies you may be going through.
Enes is an undergraduate student of English and Educational Sciences and joined the FAVA in the fall of 2019. He is currently a board member and is helping out with baking and selling cakes and other events. He’s an optimistic person who loves to help as much as he can and enjoys talking to people and most importantly spreading positivity because it’s much needed in this day and age!
Seraina (E.) is an undergrad student of English, German and Physics. She forms part of our peer-to-peer counseling and is in charge of our surveys. As a passionate cake lover (Watch out on cake days!), she'll be happy to help if you have any leftovers from your birthday party. Of course, you can approach her also with other concerns and if she should start to talk about weird stuff like quantum entanglement or dark energy, just smile and nod.