Our team

Lucy Willems

“Meet Maastricht is the latest chapter in my lifelong habit of welcoming people to ‘my town’ – I am a native, have lived here most of my life, know the city like the back of my hand and keep making new discoveries. So join me in exploring the old and new, the familiar and surprising and everything Maastricht has to offer.”

 

Flora Guery

“Hello and welcome to Meet Maastricht! I am Flora, a French expat settled in Maastricht since March 2019. How happy I am to be a member of Meet Maastricht! I am passionate about heritage and history and after 3 years as a professional guide in France, I followed a second Master degree about heritage, culture, marketing and communication. After being a guide in the Sphinx for the Inside Out Project, I joined Meet Maastricht. It is a perfect place for me: I can discover the city, meet other internationals and locals and also put my skills into use! I hope to see you soon at one of our events! ”

Katrina Marshall

“Hello, I am Katrina and am excited to be a member of the Meet Maastricht team! After finishing my Masters of Museum and Heritage Studies in Canberra, Australia, I left my Aussie home behind and have been living in Maastricht since January 2019. As someone who loves oral history, popular culture and storytelling, Meet Maastricht has been the perfect way for me to learn about and get involved in my new home – I can’t wait to see you in the city! “

 

Rowan Zvekich

“Hello readers, my name is Rowan, and I’m a Canadian expat currently enrolled at United World College Maastricht. I’ve been living in Limburg since I was two years old, moving to Maastricht almost two years ago to live closer to school. Travelling to lesser-known places that have significant cultural and historical heritage has played a big part in my childhood, and now as a high school student I want to explore the many twists and turns Maastricht has to offer. This was one of the main reasons why I chose to volunteer for Meet Maastricht as my mandatory service for school. I hope to become more knowledgeable about the city I live in – in terms of its historical aspects – and that my support for learning about heritage will help to achieve this organization’s goal of educating foreigners and locals alike about Maastricht.

Natalia Tapia  Moreno 

“Hello! My name is Natalia and I am Mexican. I was born in Puebla, in a small city called Tehuacán well known for its production of mineral water and also recognized by being the home of Tehuacán-Cuicatlán valley, the second mixed world heritage in Mexico. I recently moved to the Netherlands and I am currently studying high school in United World College Maastricht. I decided to volunteer in Meet Maastricht as my service since I am passionate about History. In my point of view, it is very important to get to know the past of the place where you live, therefore you will be able to understand the present. Living abroad in an international school has given me some information and clues about a large amount of nationalities; but I still felt apart from the local culture in Maastricht; therefore, I wanted to do something to break that gap. That is the reason why I joined Meet Maastricht: by volunteering in this foundation I would be closer to the city, to locals and other internationals living here. Since I joined Meet Maastricht, I have been to a couple of walks that allowed me to wander around historic spots in town. In every single walk I have discovered lots of new information. I can ensure that I enjoyed and learned as much as the other participants in each walk, and I was very keen on the questions that arise along the walks. This organization does a great job by delivering information and facts about Maastricht, but it does and even greater job by allowing spaces for reflection and further questioning of the historic information we take for granted. I am excited to keep learning and sharing the stories of this city with more people!”

Sara De Luca

“Hello Maastricht lovers!
I am Sara, a 16 year old student from the United World College Maastricht. I come from Italy and I’ve been living in Maastricht for two years now. Going at the United World College has many advantages: I know people from all over the world and I’m constantly exposed to different ways of thinking and traditions from the ones I’m used to. This not only has expanded my horizons greatly, it also made me appreciate more what I used to give for granted when living in Italy. Being in such a diverse environment is an amazing experience, but it also has its negative aspects: it’s harder to connect with the locals when at school I’m surrounded by people that are in the same situation as me. This is why when I had the opportunity to volunteer for a service activity I fell in love with the concept of Meet Maastricht: getting to know the history of the city I live in is an amazing opportunity and I hope that at the end of this experience I’ll be able to say that I know Maastricht and its hidden stories, so that I’ll be able to share them with those that still find them a mystery. I hope that you too on the blog will benefit from my work as I’ll be writing blog posts and documenting the walks by taking pictures, all in collaboration with the other volunteers. In hopes that this will be an amazing and exciting journey!