Simone Aumaj wins ECHO Awards 2019

We are very proud of Simone Aumaj, who won the ECHO Awards 2019 for WO.

The ECHO Award is given for extraordinary academic achievements and social involvement. This year, the ECHO Award celebrates its 25th anniversiry. The ECHO Award is an initiative by the Expertise Centre for Diversity Policy in higher education.

This award is directed at making excellent students with a non-western migration background visible and directed at students who distinguish themselves by being socially engaged, specifically in the field of diversity and inclusion. The ceremony was held at Loyens & Loeff Amsterdam and symbolized the 25th anniversary of the work ECHO: Expertise Center for Diversity and Policy has been doing over the last 25 years.

Simone is a graduate student at Utrecht University, and was put forward for the award by Sandra Ponzanesi. Simone was awarded the ECHO Award for the way she manages to connect her individual challenges and ambitions with the shared struggle of young people in society.

For more information on the ECHO Award, see here. A full overview of this year’s ECHO Award winners and their work can be found here.