Nina

 

 

My name is Nina, I have almost completed my bachelor Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology at the University of Amsterdam. Here at Oxfam Novib I work within the Impact Measurement and Knowledge Team as a qualitative data analyst intern.
1.      What has been your biggest success until now?
One of the things I am pretty proud of is going back to study after seven gap years; living life day by day, trip to trip. And when I did return to the books, I just loved it and really went for it. You could definitely say the past three years have been a big success.
 
2.      What is your best memory? 
I did so many amazing things in my life already that I find it difficult to pinpoint my ‘best’ memory. One of my best friends from Melbourne always used to laugh when I started another story with: ‘One of the “bestests”, most amazing things I have ever done was…’. Usually, these stories were about traveling and adventures. Thinking of him actually takes me back to the time I was working in Melbourne, having the “bestest” of all times.
 
3.      If you could do anything you’d want right now, what would it be? 
Such a hard question to answer… At the moment I am actually considering what to do after this internship and I just can’t decide whether I want to be learning Spanish in a Latin-American country, go surfing in some tropical place, work for a small NGO somewhere or choose one of the other million options I have. What a privilege, right?
 
4.       As a kid, what did you want to be when you’d grow up? 
As a kid I wanted to be a vet, I just loved animals. I started a dog-walking service with my friends when I was ten, walking dozens of dogs in the neighborhood for free. On the way, we would save all sorts of troubled animals -mostly dirty city pigeons. We even organized funerals for the unlucky majority that would still die despite our efforts.