About Us


Mike is our president (by popular vote, mind you) and the bass voice of our team. He is often found napping on the Kafistübli's sofa and is happy to help students with any issues (unless they concern linguistics, because that stuff he just doesn’t get). Dropping the occasional one-liner is Mike’s specialty, but he will also keep you up to date on upcoming FAVA events. Feel free to approach this lost soul who is still trying to make fetch happen for suggestions or questions!  michael.kuenzli@uzh.ch


Carmen joined the FAVA in 2012 (and is still here, this woman is amazing). She represents us at the Fachvereinskonferenz and is a student representative in the Fakultätsversammlung and the Studienkonferenz. She will happily answer your questions about the upcoming reform. Carmen will be be done with her studies soon, but for now, she will stick around until Christmas, which is awesome because Carmen bakes like a queen and Cake Days wouldn't be the same without her. carmen.frei@uzh.ch


Lorena (call her Lolli) is our webmaster and photographer, so she'll be the one walking around with a camera at the Grill'n'Chill. She's always up for coffee and a chat or discussing issues related to English studies (especially linguistics! ...although she really doesn't mind talking about more juicy stuff). If she's not around, she's probably travelling somewhere in the world, writing papers by the beach. She recently started playing the ukulele, is super into yoga and drove her sleigh into a cow once. lorena.schneider@uzh.ch


Lukas is a member of the Fava since 2016. He is currently an undergraduate of English and Film. He is responsible for organising all of our fun events. Fun fact, once while hiking he was attacked by a vicious chicken. To all our joy, he survived the encounter.  Feel free to contact him about events! lukas.arnold2@uzh.ch

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Carlos is an undergrad student who’s mainly interested in linguistics and cinema. He hosts the linguistics Stammtisch X-Bar, is an avid Joyce reader and is involved in snobbish film clubs. He cried at The Elephant Man, twice, studied the art of the chocolate chip cookie for months and plays the banjo. He will help with any problem or question you might have, whatever it is about. carloskilian.hartmann@uzh.ch


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Bettina is an undergrad studying English Linguistics and Literature and History and has been a FAVA member since 2017. Bettina is a perfectionist who loves numbers and accounting, which is why she will be replacing Carmen as treasurer of the FAVA.




Legendary Ex-Members



Salma was our president and student representative at the Institutsversammlung and Tag der Lehre until June 2017. She did a brilliant job and will be dearly missed by all of us at the ES. Good luck with your studies in Hong Kong!  salma.ghandour@uzh.ch


Ariana was our secretary, handled the mailing list and was also in charge of the famous Kafistübli at the English Seminar. There is legit no one (apart from Fabiana) who poured as much of her heart and soul into the Grill'n'Chill. If we're lucky, Ariana and Fabiana will be helping out at the next one in 2018! ariana.dragusha@uzh.ch


Fabiana was amazing at organizing (and participating in) the many of our events at the English Seminar, especially the Grill'n'Chill! She is/was always willing to listen to the English students' suggestions so as to improve the social life of the seminar.  fabiana.moneghini@uzh.ch



Stephanie is our honorary member as she joined the FAVA in 2009 and was president for four years. She was the one to make the FAVA an official student organisation at UZH. She is currently writing her M.A. thesis and working as a teacher of German and English at a Berufsschule.