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Bori csala
general manager

Describe yourself in 3 words:

Introvert, lifelong-learner, cynical.

What did you want to be when you were a child?

I wanted to be an archeologist for a long time and I was very serious about it. I had extra classes on history, I attended archeology camps to prepare for the entrance exam, and read everything related to the subject. It took me almost ten years to realize that this was more about me being heavily influenced by Steven Spielberg as a child, than really choosing that profession, so I ended up following Film Studies. 

Where do you see yourself at 75?

I have obtained a PhD in post-colonial and gender studies a long time ago, and for the greatest pleasure of all students, I have just announced my retirement from being an extremely demanding and maximalist university professor. We are finally about to move to Portugal for good, and set up a life based on eating pastel de nata every day and hosting our friends from different points of the world.

What is you most favorite thing about EYES?

Seeing very different people from very different background to be extremely passionate about something. 

Skills and expertise we can contact you for?

During my studies, I specialized on mainstream American cinema and New Hollywood, so you can always contact me about that. (Except, if you are a Michael Bay fan, then just don’t talk to me at all :p)

Lately, I have been deep-diving into post-colonial literature and post-colonialism in general, so if you have some tips on what to read, please don’t hesitate to tell me.

I also bake pretty good cakes. 

Share a quote that inspires you.

“It always stimulates me to discover new examples of my own prejudice and stupidity, to realize that I don't know half as much as I think I do.” 
― Paul Auster

What’s your Hogwarts house?

Slytherin and Proud. 


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Irem Kocagoz
Creative Content Creator (a.k.a CCC)

Where do you see yourself at 75?

To be honest, I don’t want to live that long. 

Share 3 points of your bucket list.

Do my master study in culture technology at KAIST, South Korea
Take mermaid classes
Swim with (killer)whales

How do you destress?

To be honest, I don’t really get stressed a lot. But when I do, I watch try not to laugh compilations or funny Vines. I strongly believe that my worries are not that big if I can still crack up. 

Share a quote that inspires you.

 “Don’t live the same year 75 times and call it a life”

What did you want to be when you were a child?

I wanted to be a mermaid. Till this day, I still have an obsession with mermaids. 

What is your favorite thing about EYES?

The members made me realize that there no such thing as impossible in this world. As long as you fight and work hard for something you believe in and never give up, you can make your dreams come true. I think, as a student, having these inspiring people around me really motivates me to work harder. 

What’s your Hogwarts house?

Slytherin. 


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Silvia chalakova
global support

Besides being the backbone of EYES, do you have any other hobbies?

I am really into dancing. It has been a passion of mine for quite a long time. When I moved to The Netherlands lost my touch with it for a while, but “old love never dies”.  I was a dancer for 12 years in my home country and it has been a big part of who I am. I enjoy dancing, I enjoy watching people dance, learning new moves; and trying to choreograph would be a future step for me.

What is you most favorite thing about EYES?

My favorite thing about EYES is that it literally gives you the chance to meet very successful people, who are driven by their love of entrepreneurship. It is very inspiring to watch and hear stories from people who have achieved their dreams. It makes you more determined to believe you can do anything and achieve your dreams. And, of course, the crazy HQ ninjas help in making my day fun :)

How do you de-stress?

Running is the thing that calms me down the most. I had given it up for a few years but ever since I started again I feel this is the way for me to distance myself from the daily routine and clear my head, plus it is good for my health so it’s a win-win situation :)

Share a quote that inspires you.

If an opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door. – Milton Berle 

If your life was a movie, what would the title be?

Step Against The Wind

Does pineapple belong on a pizza?

Everything belongs on a pizza.

What's your hogwarts house?

Hufflepuff.


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Yana Lipcheva
International events and community manager

Describe yourself in 3 words:

-      Organized
-      Energetic
-      Ninja

Besides being the backbone of EYES, do you have any other hobbies?

I am a die-hard fitness and health fanatic. I love sport and I love trying out different things which are out of my comfort zone. I really enjoy setting goals and working towards achieving them. At some point I am probably going to get a certificate for a personal trainer, or something like that, I like motivating others and I believe that especially young children need to be educated to love sport. 

What is your most favourite thing about EYES?

Definitely the interaction with members during events. When I get the chance to talk to them, I get instant flow of energy because of the friendly environment, and because I can finally put a face to all these email addresses :)

How do you de-stress?

Hiking is my ultimate de-stress activity. I pack my bag, I take my hiking boots, I turn off my phone and I go exploring the mountains for a couple of days. Living in The Netherlands, of course I need to travel to other countries to do this, which is an extra bonus! There is nothing like the feeling I get when I’m outside in the nature.

If your life was a movie, what would the title be?

The Adventure: Ultimate Survival Guide.

How do you stay awesome?

I am always friendly to everybody, and I always make conscious effort to see the good in each person. I don’t judge anybody for anything and I am very mindful about my reactions to situations. It makes life a lot easier.

What’s your Hogwarts house?

Gryffindor.