Hello everybody! My name is Mahima Mammen and I am a bachelor’s student in Media and Information. I am 19 years old, originally from India but born and raised in U.A.E. Being an international student myself, I look forward to being a voice for these students in the council. By my previous experiences and being born in a place of cultural differences and diversity, I believe I would be fair to the cause of diversity and representation at the UvA. Moreover, I want to help in developing aspects of student life and academic experiences for all students. Another cause that I believe needs more transparency and focus on is removing stigmas in mental health. With this issue, I hope to work on broadening availability to students who reach out for help.