The Faculty Club of... Jojo Telussa

In this section, our members tell something about themselves and why they are members of the Faculty Club. Jojo Telussa is a project support officer at the Faculty of Geosciences. The projects are initiated by the Utrecht Sustainability Institute and relate to sustainability initiatives in the city and region of Utrecht.

The monthly session Live Jazz at the Faculty Club on Thursday afternoons prompted me to become a member of the Faculty Club. Gradually I noticed that more fun activities were being organised, such as tours, walks, pub quiz. All events that bring people together and connect them: I would like to be part of that.

How long have you been a member of the Faculty Club?

I myself didn't even remember when I became a member, luckily club manager Sandy was able to tell me that I have been a member since March 2015, almost two years after I joined the university at the Utrecht Sustainability Institute (USI).

The Faculty Club all organises events that bring people together and connect them: that's what I want to be a part of.

What do you do in daily life?

I work as a project support person at the Faculty of Geosciences; the projects are initiated by the USI and relate to sustainability initiatives in the city and region of Utrecht. Examples: project 'Smart Solar Charging' where locally generated solar energy is stored in (shared) cars through a smart and dynamic fast charging and storage system; project 'Werkspoorkwartier: Creative Circular Make Area' - the circular incubator of Utrecht and a national icon for circular area transformation.

Nicest memory of the Faculty Club? 

The tour of the former prison at Wolvenplein made a big impression on me. Situated in one of the famous military strongholds of the city of Utrecht, it increased my historical awareness. Although not as old as the university (1636), it is also an old house (1856) where many famous Dutchmen (Herman Brood, Simon Vinkenoog) have spent part of their lives; and now in 2021, as 'De Vrije Wolf' (The Free Wolf), it is a versatile meeting place for all Utrecht citizens.

What do you look forward to the most?

The monthly music afternoon, especially when it is held in the garden in nice weather.

Any suggestions for activities for the Faculty Club?

In the context of promoting diversity and under the motto 'food connects': dinner evenings with a diversity theme. In addition, other genres of music can be performed during the monthly music afternoon: classical music, world music, crossovers.