The Board and the Team Coordinators

The Board is the executive decision making body of the OCEANS Network and has a mandate of one year. It is currently composed by 7 members: the President, the Vice President (Head of International Development) and the Heads of the 5 Teams (Digital Development; Communication; Fundraising; Professional Development; Membership Management and Internal Affairs). The leadership of each Team is shared between the Head and the Deputy-Head. The latter is not part of the Board but also perform an important coordinating role and substitutes the former when he/she is not present.

 

 

President

The President is the primary leader of the OCEANS Network and brings forward the mission and vision of the Network. He has the responsibility to ensure the overall performance and regular operation of the Board Structure, both internally and towards external organizations and partners. Also, he is Board member of the Erasmus+ Student and Alumni Association.

Scott Darby

About Scott: Scott graduated from University of Wales, Bangor with a degree in Environmental Science. Later went on to work in the Health service before pursuing a Masters degree in Arid Land Studies.
During his Masters Degree he spent one year at Texas Tech University in the USA, thanks to a grant from the EU.
At the present moment Scott is working in Lebanon with Syrian and Palestinian refugees around areas of general health and dealing with trauma. Additionally to this Scott is also deeply involved with a project in Somaliland that is working towards reintroducing a locally extinct shrub that will alleviate hunger during the drought season by providing nuts for people and fodder for livestock.


Contact him: scott.darby(at)oceans-network.eu

Membership Management & Internal Affairs Coordinators

Internal affairs and Membership management team will be responsible will work closely with the Fundraising and Development team to engage OCEANS members’ community and promote the international spirit with new initiatives. In addition, the team will also be the guardian of OCEANS Network’s Statute and its amendments.

 

 

Head of Membership Management & Internal Affairs

Woojung Nam
About Woojung: Woojung graduated from Kyungpook National University in South Korea majoring in Business Management. During his undergraduate studies, he participated in lots of student exchange programs in Europe such as Warsaw School of Economics (Poland) and University of Ljubljana (Slovenia). He also studied at University of Warsaw in Poland as a degree program (B.A) with the “Korea and EU Degree Opportunities for Students” (KEUDOS) scholarship. Presently, he holds two university diplomas in management from both Korea and Europe.

While he was writing his bachelor thesis in Poland (Korean Wave in Poland: It’s presence and future development), he was totally fascinated by the great potentials of soft power through the Korean Wave, a Korean pop culture that is widely disseminated around the globe these days among younger generations as a new cultural icon. His curiosities and interest in culture brought him to become a member of Oceans and even Board position.

Currently, he is working at national flag carrier (Airlines) in Seoul, South Korea.
Contact him: woojung.nam(at)oceans-network.eu

 

 

 

Communication Coordinators

Our network is doing great things and providing amazing opportunities, but all of these needs to be communicated internally, to our members, and externally to the outside world. Exchange of information is key to enable our members to access our services, events, and opportunities. Packaging catchy and informative pieces of information on social media and articles to be published online is essential for advancing the prestige of the network and for giving chance to new people to get to know about us and what we do.

 

 

Head of Communication

Gyungmin Lee
About Gyungmin: Gyungmin has been involved with the OCEANS Network since 2012. She took part in the exchange program called KELEGE (Kor-Eu Leaders for Global Education) and did her exchange semester at Innsbruck University in Austria. She had one semester-long teaching practice at several secondary schools in Innsbruck, Austria. She completed her Bachelor degree in Education at Chungbuk National University in South Korea in 2014. Gyungmin is doing field research on Innovative school, and is currently working at a public school in Paju City, South Korea. 

Contact her: gyungmin.lee(at)oceans-network.eu

Professional Development Coordinators

The members of OCEANS have participated in international study programmes and acquired great academic skills and valuable intercultural competencies. The team aims at promoting professional development of a unique pool of students and graduates. The main activities focus on providing training and development opportunities, supporting job-seekers, networking and  fostering entrepreneurial ideas.

 

 

Head of Professional Development

Claire Moretti

About Claire: Claire graduated from Florence University (Italy) with a Master’s degree in International Relations and European Studies. She has been an exchange student in Estonia, South-Korea and China. She has been a member of the OCEANS network since 2012.

Since September 2014 she has lived in Brussels, where she works as a Policy Advisor on EU affairs for an Italian organization. In the last years Claire has been active at ESAA level as an OCEANS’ representative in the Social Activities Working Group and as member of the CMS Board.

Contact her: claire.moretti(at)oceans-network.eu

Vice-President (Head of International Development)

The Vice-President is the leader of the international development strategy. She shares with the President the role of external representative towards external stakeholders and supports the President in ensuring the overall performance of the network, both internally, within the Erasmus+ Student and Alumni Association (ESAA) and externally towards third organizations. Also, she is Board member of the ESAA decision making bodies (Horizontal Board and Credit Mobility Strand Board).

Sunhee Kim

About Sunhee: Sunhee has been part of the OCEANS Network since her Erasmus credit mobility programme at Tallinn University in Estonia in 2011. She received a BA in Education from Chungbuk National University in Korea, and M.Ed in Educational Leadership and Policy from the University of Washington in the US. She did a research internship at the University of Helsinki in Finland. She worked as an educational researcher at a Korean government-affiliated research institute. Currently Sunhee works as a community manger of a USAID project and a HRD consultant in South Korea. 

Contact her: sunhee.kim(at)oceans-network.eu

Digital Development Coordinators


The OCEANS Network, like almost any entity today, needs to exist in the digital world, and in order to accomplish this, OCEANS Network needs a team of digital experts (IT)!.

 

 

Head of Digital Development

Gabriele Armao
About Gabriele: Gabriele graduated from the computer science faculty of University of Bologna, in Italy, then he completed a master in information security and law.
He also studied his last year of graduate school in the USA, at Indiana University of Bloomington thanks to the Overseas exchange program, and he's been hooked to exchange programs and their potentiality since then.
Right now, Gabriele is working as monitoring specialist in Bologna, Italy, he has experience in building websites and web services, using the most common frameworks (wordpress, joomla, django, ...) and programming languages (php, python, perl, ...), as well as administering all major operating systems and databases.
Gabriele has always been an active part of Oceans Network since the beginning.


Contact him: gabriele.armao(at)oceans-network.eu

 

 

Deputy-Head of Digital Development

Andrew Lescelius

About Andrew: Andrew has been involved with the Oceans Network since 2012. He completed Bachelors and Masters degrees in Management Information Systems at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. After that, he finished a Masters in Management Communication and IT at Management Center Innsbruck in Austria. 


During his undergraduate studies he participated in exchange programs with the University of Agder in Kristiansand, Norway, as well as Technische Universität in Braunschweig, Germany, and the People's Friendship University in Moscow, Russia. 


He is currently working in eCommerce and digital marketing.

Contact him: andrew.lescelius(at)oceans-network.eu

Fundraising Coordinator

To address the new nature of OCEANS position, come new needs of the network. To be able to sustain a degree of independence needed to represent the extra-European exchange student and alumni, OCEANS need to evolve, and as the Fundraising Coordinator or team member they play a key role.

 

 

Head of Fundraising

Andrew Lescelius

About Andrew: Andrew has been involved with the Oceans Network since 2012. He completed Bachelors and Masters degrees in Management Information Systems at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. After that, he finished a Masters in Management Communication and IT at Management Center Innsbruck in Austria. 


During his undergraduate studies he participated in exchange programs with the University of Agder in Kristiansand, Norway, as well as Technische Universität in Braunschweig, Germany, and the People's Friendship University in Moscow, Russia. 


He is currently working in eCommerce and digital marketing.

Contact him: andrew.lescelius(at)oceans-network.eu

Get to know the previous Coordinating Boards