About Us


Mike is the FAVA's president and monarch. If you have any questions on upcoming or current events, feel free to approach him for more info. An avid drinker of rum and the epitome of the eternal student, he's also the student representative at the
ES _Institutsversammlung. So fetch!.  michael.kuenzli@uzh.ch

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Carlos is the hand to the king, aka the VP of FAVA. He's also 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 a graduate 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.




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


Artan is a student of English and Arabic. He joined the FAVA to start a revolution and make changes in the world.  The first step in this direction is definitely making sure that there will be an abundance of drinks and snacks at our events. There will be an update on the further proceeding. Drink responsibly? (or don't, I'm a text on a webpage, not a cop).. artan.islamaj@uzh.ch


Dafina is an undergraduate of English and Art History. She’s in charge of our website and has  the honor to take pictures of everyone on our fun events. She’d love to talk to you about anything and have a cup of tea (don’t give her coffee because she can’t handle that stuff).



Daniela joined the FAVA in 2017 and is an undergrad pursuing a bachelor’s degree in English and PuK. With her extensive ingenuity and Photoshop skills, she is the creative talent behind our oh-so-stylish flyers. She will gladly help you with any issues or questions that you may have. Her philosophy is carpe diem for herself and laissez faire for others.  daniela.teskera@uzh.ch



Lara is an undergraduate student of English and History. She's only recently joined the FAVA and she's in charge of the mailing list. She loves interacting with other students and wants to contribute to the events happening in and around the ES, which is why she decided to join. lara.foulkes@uzh.ch


Noemi is an undergrad student of English and Political Science and joined the FAVA in 2018. You might have already spotted her name in the Zürcher Studierendenzeitung, where she is busy as an editor. Besides her interest in writing, she is passionate about (almost) everything contemporary – although Britpop (Blur! Oasis!) might bring nostalgic tears to her eyes. Feel free to ask her anything; if you’re lucky, you might even get an answer. noemi.ehrat@uzh.ch

Seraina is an undergraduate student of English and Modern History. She joined FAVA only recently and therefore does not yet have a particular task assigned. She is very passionate about reading and travelling, so, during semester breaks, you are likely to find her on a local bus in some remote part of the world, squeezed in between a sack of rice and a fragile grandma, reading a book. She is happy to help wherever she is needed around the ES.


Thilo studies English and History, aspiring to become a professional homeless person (or, alternatively, teacher). He is new to the FAVA and plans to usurp the webmaster throne and make this page more awesome with his script-kiddie skills. Currently living in the countryside of Zurich, he enjoys privileges such as the beautiful nature and horrible train connections. thilo.thelitz@uzh.ch






Legendary Ex-Members



Lorena (call her Lolli) was our webmaster and photographer until the end of 2017. While she used to travel a lot and write her papers by the beach, she'll probably do the same thing now except she won't have to work on papers.


Carmen joined the FAVA in 2012 and had the nerves to stay until 2017 (we love you for that!). She used to represent us at the Fachvereinskonferenz and was a student representative in the Fakultätsversammlung and the Studienkonferenz. Carmen is almost done with her studies which is why she's gonna leave us now. Our dear Carmen always baked like a queen and Cake Days will never be the same again without her.


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!


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!


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.



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.