The 6.5th Board of Dentatus (Under Construction)



Auriane Tecourt


Hey there!

Nice to see you on our website, I hope you find what you’re looking for! I’m Auriane, President of Dentatus. I have a background in physics and joined EPA to put my scientific mindset to good use. I want EPA to be a cozy place for all students, where we can help each other through hectic times and make lovely memories in the fun times!

When I’m not studying, I’m usually playing music, hanging out with friends or dancing. I picked up playing the guitar during lockdown, but still go back to my piano and ocarina when no one’s home.

My main role is to help everyone feel integrated in the group, which is not only EPA-peeps but everyone in Wijnhaven as well. I will do my best to make sure you leave your desk and don’t overwork yourself! Despite deadlines and the heavy work load, I want you to enjoy your time as an EPA student. If you see me around, don’t hesitate to chat with me, I’m always down for a coffee break!



Mels van Gameren



My name is Mels and I am the Secretary of the 5.5th board of Dentatus! After finishing my TPM Bachelor’s I was drawn to EPA because of the great combination of modeling and policy analysis. I live pretty much around the corner of the Wijnhaven building, which is one of the reasons why you will find me there quite often. During my term as Secretary of Dentatus I will focus on improving career opportunities for EPA students and providing the EPA community with a smooth transition back into normality after COVID-19.

In my free time I like to do sports, travel and spend time with my friends. I also have a big interest in the stock market and finance in general. If you feel like having a chat with me, feel free to contact me. I’m always up for a coffee :).





Rhys Evans


I am Rhys! I’m originally from the UK, but I grew up in the US, and did my bachelors in Maastricht in the Netherlands. I am part of the 2021-2023 EPA cohort!

I did my bachelors in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence, but I’ve always been interested in politics. When I found out about EPA, I thought it was the perfect bridge between my technical background and my political passion. I chose EPA to be able to work towards creating data driven public policy in order to make smarter decisions in both the public and private sector.

So far, I am thoroughly enjoying my time at EPA. I love working in an international environment, so it has been great to meet students from all around the world.

I am only in my first semester, but the most interesting thing I’ve learned about so far is power of geospatial data analysis. I did not get to explore that side of data science much in my bachelors, so it has been interesting to see what data looks like in a city and how it can be used to shape public policy.




Commisioner of Education

Pascal Kampert

Hey guys,

I wanted to tell you guys that I am now officially the new Commissioner of Education for the EPA programme! 

Regarding the current situation with COVID this does not only mean I am your go-to person to complain to in educational affairs, but I am also very concerned about the well-being of all of you. To make the EPA-experience as good as possible, even in times of crisis, I will cooperate with Haiko, the EPA-professors, the faculty, student council and many more to set your mental health on top of the agenda! So, feel free to consult me at any time for any reason! Also, as long as not said otherwise, I will of course handle anything you consult me for in anonymity.

Feel free to just WhatsApp me (on this number) or send an e-mail to