Team

Jon Wilkins is Welsh and lives in England. He is a writer. A Europhile and Remainer, he is a regular visitor to Utrecht and has set his crime novel series in the city.
Michael is founder and managing editor of Utrecht Central. He graduated in Communications and Media at the Hogeschool Utrecht in the summer of 2012. He specializes in Web Development, Content Management and Online Marketing. Interested in co-operation? We are open to all kinds of suggestions. Contact us!
Silviu A. Costea is a psychology student with a deep appreciation for beauty, may it be in art, science, nature, or anywhere else. With his passion for writing and experience as an international student, he is dedicated to providing quality content on various topics. He is a keen listener and he is convinced that everyone has a story worth sharing.
Flora Lehmann is a German-American student. She has been living in the Netherlands for the last four years and recently moved to Utrecht to study Literature. She aspires to consult and report about relevant news and ideas in media. Flora has a background in economics and enjoys discussing business and growth methods. She has a keen literary mind and writes in her spare time.
It seems no matter how I share my experiences - in a concert hall, an art gallery or a classroom – I am always a storyteller and my subject is truth. Throughout my life I have always felt my place in this world was to foster communication and love. I now seek to share my wisdom, my passion and my maturity to help others tell their important stories.
Arun is a freelance writer, sports correspondent, statistician and a tour guide. He has lived in The Netherlands for the last 12 years and is in love with the country. He is especially fascinated by the way the country combines fascinating history with modern liberalism, the busy touristic hub with the quaint peaceful countryside.
Born and raised in India, I am Electronics & Communication Engineer. New Technologies, Travelling, Reading, Dancing, Relishing Different Culture and Making Delicious Meals are the things that fascinate me the most. Caught by Wanderlust bug, I would describe myself as a "Flaneur" I am passionately curious about exploring new horizons. Dance keeps my creative flare intact. Reading and Travelling helps me to narrate tales that motivate. Having a Papyrophilia, I love to hoard stationeries. I am here, to make a difference through my writings, share ideas and hope to inspire. I live by this quote:"Pen is mightier than Sword."
Sarah Chebaro is an Architect/Graphic designer who graduated with a MSc from TU Delft. She realized she wants to delve into the Journalism world and is now pursuing that part of the creative field. She is a traveler and enjoys to start conversations to allow people to explore certain subjects that they do not normally think about. She is an athlete wanting to inspire people to get their goals and aspires to spread the truth about what is happening around us.
A writer by choice and a reader by heart, I'm a storyteller by nature. I've got a knack for reading fiction, but I enjoy the adrenaline of writing about facts and real-life experiences. I've recently graduated from the University of Amsterdam and now trying to make a mark in the creative industry. I've extensive experience in working with various media organizations previously, including Microsoft and Reuters, for more than a decade. I am a traveler at heart who doesn’t like to touch and tick the bucket list, rather breathe and explore different cities and cultures.
Shabnam Shirzadi is a dramatic writer and researcher based in Amsterdam. She has currently graduated in Theatre Studies from the University of Amsterdam. As a writer, she had experienced with different forms of integrating fact and fiction in her previous works to create an alternate history in our imaginations. Currently, museums, castles, and remnants of old architecture and civilization inspire her. At the same time, she tries to find her way in mythology, fiction, and drama by reading and writing about them. For her, writing is the only vehicle through which she can travel in times and spaces.
Allison is an American from Florida who has been living in Utrecht for the last 2 years. Sales and Marketing are her passions by day and writing by night. Allison loves being part of the diverse Utrecht community and learning about culture and innovation. When she's not working, she enjoys traveling, food, spending time with family and the occasional cheesy joke.
My name is Faiza Taha Yasin. Born in Cairo raised in the Netherlands. I am a content creator, marketing strategist and blogger (aspiring novelist). Other than all of the above, I am also a free-lance English teacher, instructor and trainer. I very much love art, culture, history and a meaningful conversation. Curiosity is one of the words I am known for. I always love to go on adventurous, eye opening trips exploring the world through my eyes. I like to see it from different perspectives
Ariel Sin Yu Lee is a singer, song-writer, vocal coach, flutist, flute teacher and actress from Hong Kong. She obtained her master in voice degree in HKU Utrechts Conservatorium in 2019. Besides music, she also did one year of journalism study in the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Ariel’s musical styles include classical, pop & jazz, folk and musical theater. Ariel dedicates her life to arts and welcomes new challenges in the Netherlands.
Alina Nabeel is a writer, content creator and digital marketer. Born and raised in Pakistan, she currently works in The Hague, Netherlands where she is enrolled in a double major bachelor’s degree. She is pursuing her education in International Business Management and Media Communications at Webster University. A writer by day and a reader by night, she is passionate to express her individuality whilst inspiring others by her content. The days when she isn’t reading or writing, she is probably satisfying her inner wanderlust or just staying in her pajamas, binge watching Netflix while hogging on some snacks!
Bramesada Prasastyoga (Bram) is an Indonesian PhD student at Leiden University. He has been living in The Netherlands for the last six years, and has been enjoying his life as an immigrant with all the ups and downs. In addition to being a PhD student, he is also a behavioral change consultant. Bram is a person with a mind that seems uninterested in taking a rest. This can be either a gift or a curse. This is why he aspires to be a writer, in the hope that his restless mind can be a gift instead of a curse.
My name is Gabriela and I've been a content writer for more than 5 years. I think it's amazing how much information you can get with only one click away and what big responsibility we have when we shape an opinion. I love each writing domain, but, in particular, I am interested in educational, cultural events, and interior design tips&tricks. The creative part was always part of my personality, so that's why I feel more connected with these areas. My style is as objective as possible – referring to statistics and official data if the subject asks for this kind of information.

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