Joris 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 active in ESN the Netherlands, where he is a member of the Supervisory & Audit Commission.

To join the board, he took a gap-year from his master's program in Earth Sciences at Utrecht University. During his bachelor Earth Sciences, he went on exchange himself. He studied at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology for one semester and experienced how it was to be an international student. Upon returning from this exchange, ESN was the perfect place to keep the feeling of living abroad. In his spare time, you can find him either cooking or playing the guitar.