Belen Bode

Belen Bode will volunteer as Partnership Officer at Asia Centre starting July 2020. She will undertake research, draft policy guidelines and facilitate communications with potential partners. 

Originally from the Netherlands and a resident in Germany and the US for the last 7 years, Belen holds a Bachelor and Master’s Degree in Criminology from the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam. After graduating, she pursued a career with Siemens, where she worked as a financial crime expert and managed projects globally. In 2020, Belen decided to pursue graduate studies to follow her passion in international politics. Presently, she is enrolled in the MA in International Relations at Webster University Thailand


Tessa Alleblas, a Dutch national, volunteered at Asia Centre from October to December 2017, undertaking research related tasks for Asia Centre. She is keenly interested in human rights promotion and protection. Previously, she was a researcher and project coordinator at the Hague institute for Global Justice in the Netherlands. Tessa’s educational and professional pursuits led to expertise in areas such as conflict prevention, human rights and international criminal law. She holds Masters degrees in International Criminal Law (University of Amsterdam and Columbia University), International and European Public Law (Tilburg University) and Bachelor’s degree in International and European Law (Tilburg University). 

Oxana latcenko

Oxana Latcenko volunteers at Asia Centre as a Communications Officer from March 2017. As the Communications Officer, Oxana manages the Centre’s corporate communications portfolio as well as digital marketing and outreach.  Oxana graduated from the Faculty of Linguistics and Intercultural Communications, Vologda State Pedagogical University. She then received a scholarship to further her studies in the field of Urban Studies at Strelka Institute of Architecture, Media and Design. Oxana chose to volunteer with Asia Centre in order to deepen her knowledge about communication sphere in Southeast Asian countries. She is passionate about social innovations, new technologies and products which work towards a better world. She loves the idea that data can be recharged and, while altering it, you can look at the whole picture, event or object from different perspectives.