At the start of the new political year, four new talents started at Public Matters. Martijn Padberg joins the team as Junior advisor. Silke Herms, Rik Edelenbosch and Erdem Kerem Tiras have recently started as Trainees.
Martijn will focus on developments in the field of mobility, agriculture and real estate. He has previously gained experience with public affairs during an internship. He completed his Master degree in Cultural Anthropology & Development Sociology at the University of Amsterdam.
Silke, Rik and Erdem
Silke is currently studying Political Sciences at the Radboud University Nijmegen. In addition she is also active within her study association. Last year she studied in Canada for six months. In her spare time, she is busy with music, she plays the guitar and often visits concerts.
Erdem is studying Law and Public Administration at the Leiden University. During this two studies, he became fascinated by the intertwining of politics and public administration in the field of public affairs. Erdem likes to read books about geopolitical issues and political philosophy. He likes to cook and can be often found in the kitchen, where he mainly focuses on the Levantine cuisine.
Rik is studying International Relations and Organizations at the Leiden University. In addition he is an active member of the Student rowing club K.S.R.V. ‘Njord’. He was also committed to his study association, SPIL, in the Committee of Foreign Affairs.
Start of the political year
With, amongst other things, Budget day (Prinsjesdag) in the Netherlands and a new European Commission in Brussels, the political year is off to begin. Therefore, we are very happy that these talents join our team and we wish Martijn, Rik, Silke and Erdem all te best!