Meet the Team
Eva Rood is Director of the Positive Change Initiative and facilitates positive change through business development and innovation projects. She is project leader of the EU-funded European Network for the Advancement of Business and Landscape Education.
Eva has been a driving force behind numerous positive change ventures across the school. In the past year alone, she has recorded 77 videos on business & the Sustainable Development Goals, coordinated the creation of RSM's free online course (MOOC), Driving Business Towards the SDGs, and devised the RSM Escape Room.
She first joined RSM in programme management, then in alumni and corporate relations. Later she established networks for entrepreneurs that grew into the Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship. She set up the Erasmus Sustainability Hub, co-launched the Erasmus Honours Programme Grand Challenges, and worked on the launch of the Leiden-Delft-Erasmus Centre for Sustainability. She holds a master in psychology from Utrecht University.
Neel van Roessel joined the Positive Change Initiative as Trainee in 2019. She holds an MSc in History of Society: Global History and International Relations from Erasmus University Rotterdam. Previous to the master, she completed a bachelor of History at Utrecht University. Besides the regular bachelor programme, Neel did a minor in history at Humboldt University in Berlin and a minor Heritage and Design at the Faculty of Architecture at the Technical University Delft.
Prior to this role, she worked as an exam coach and co-ordinator at Lyceo. This job included preparing high school students for the national exams, guiding other exam coaches and coordinating during the trainings. Within her studies she specialized in diversity, migration, gender, religion, globalization, and international relations, all of which will help in her work with this year's SDG ambassadors and positive change projects.
Leah is Student Assistant at the Positive Change Initiative. Next to her role within the team, she is doing the RSM master in Global Business & Sustainability. She holds a bachelor degree in International Business from the University of Maastricht. Leah is excited to gain further insights into the topic of sustainability while simultaneously getting hands-on experience by taking part in campus-wide projects that involve students, employees, and alumnus alike.
Manuel joined the Positive Change Team as a Student Assistant in January this year. After studying Environmental Sciences at Utrecht University, he is currently enrolled in the Global Business & Sustainability Masters program alongside Leah. Manuel has previously worked as a Sustainability Strategist in the aviation industry and now hopes to gain further valuable experience by enabling the RSM community to create positive change beyond the borders of our campus.