Hessel was born in 1996 in Utrecht, the Netherlands. During his internship he is studying International Business Law at the university of Leiden where he also lives. He enjoyed participating in the student parliament and other ancilliary legal activities. Hessel was drawn to VVD International by the liberal values of freedom and the rule of law which the team is promoting. He would love to make a contribution to the relationships with other political entities and civil society actors in the eastern parts of Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. With the hopeful easing of the pandemic he looks forward to many inspiring trips and events.
In his free time, Hessel likes to read historical biographies, poems and classical literature and is working to improve his tennis game. Recently he has taking an interest in gardening.