Rens is the president of ESN Utrecht this year. As president, he is responsible for the organization of the board, contact with the higher education institutes and representing ESN Utrecht on behalf of the board. He is also responsible for this board's policy plan. He is also the local representative for this section on a national level for ESN the Netherlands.
Before he joined the board, he received a Bachelor's degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences at Utrecht University. He chose international relations in historical perspective as his specialization. Rens went on exchange himself to study at the University of California, Santa Barbara for one semester. This is where he experienced what it was like to be an international student. Upon returning from his exchange, ESN was the perfect place to stay involved with the community of international students. In his spare time, he enjoys playing football and watching thrillers.