Julia Acker & James LazenbyCo-Presidents
Matt CoulterAcademic Officer
Magdalena LesiakAcademic Officer
Charlotte MagisterCommunications Officer/Webmaster
Margherita BattistaraEnvironmental Officer
Sasha SneydSports Officer
Daniel YamamotoSocial and Dining Officer
Dommy GoddardSocial and Dining Officer
Janik SchüttlerSocial and Dining Officer
Tanushree AgarwalEquity, Diversity, & Inclusion Officer
Annabelle Richard-LaferriereWelfare Officer
Sneha ParmarWelfare Officer
Bart TheeuwesSocial and Dining Officer
Julia Acker & James Lazenby
Hi! We’re Julia and James, the SBR co-presidents for 2022-2023. We started our PhDs in 2021, studying biochemistry and engineering. We aim to promote all aspects of post-graduate life at St. John’s and effectively lead the SBR committee to ensure a friendly, inclusive, & close-knit community. We’re always happy to receive your feedback and suggestions, or to listen to any concerns. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with either of us, either via e-mail or when you spot us wandering around college.
Hi I’m Lewis, and I’m a first year PhD Student in English. My research is on poetic form in the long nineteenth century. As your VP, I want to create a more accessible, welcoming and representative graduate community, and I particularly want to make sure your voice is heard by College management. Please get in touch with any suggestions or concerns you have; I really want to make your time at John’s better. Outside of my PhD, I play the saxophone, I am a theatre producer, and I am an active political campaigner.
Hi everyone, my name is Callum. I’m a PhD student in the History of Political Thought and the new SBR treasurer! My research focuses on the concept of moderation in eighteenth century political thought. As treasurer I’ll be looking after the SBR finances, ensuring everyone can benefit from all the great initiatives run by the SBR. Outside of my uni work I love rock climbing, coffee and going to gigs!
I’m Matt, a third-year PhD student in History. When not reading about medieval Transylvania I enjoy learning languages and eating in the Buttery. As Academic Officer it is my job to organize talks and other events which foster the friendly and interdisciplinary exchange of ideas between members of the St John’s postgrad community. If you have any ideas for how else we could do this, then please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Hello everyone 🙂
I’m Mags, I’m doing my MPhil in Criminological Research. I recently joined the committee as an Academic Officer. We organise grad talks, the annual SBR graduate conference and lunchtime seminars.
I hope you’ll enjoy our events!
Hi, I’m Charlotte, a MPhil student studying Computer Science. I recently joined the committee as Communications Officer, who sends the weekly emails and manages the instagram. I am also currently looking after the website.
I am looking forward to some great events this year!
Ciao carissimi, I am Margherita, here in Cambridge for a PhD in Developmental Biology. I love cooking, books, gardening, and well, cooking above all. Green is the new black, so let’s all take a deep yogi breath and start working together to make our life as little wasteful as we can. If you have any input on an environmental topic you care about, please get in touch: any suggestion is more than welcome!
Hey there, I’m Sasha, a 3rd-year Physics PhD student and am your Sports officer for the SBR! You can usually find me playing bad passes for our SBR football team, running(/dying) along the Cam riverbank, or getting in my weekly arm workouts by lifting pints on Sundays at the St John’s bar. Please do get in touch regarding any sports or gym-related queries 🙂
Hi everyone! I’m Daniel, the new Ents officer for the upcoming year, and I’m a first-year PhD student in Stem Cell Biology and Medicine. As Ents officer, I look forward to providing the graduate community with exciting events, and support all social activities organised by the SBR! Cheers to a great year, and please don’t hesitate to get in touch!
Hey, I’m Janik and I am a first year PhD studying statistical physics. I love 7/9 chords, memes and randomness (hence my hair). As one of the Social and Dining officers, I am responsible for organising swaps with other colleges so that you get to meet new people and compare hall food across colleges. Feel free to reach out to me, I am always happy to chat.
Hi, I’m Tanushree a PhD student studying Chemistry. I am interested in studying biomolecular condensates formed via liquid-liquid phase separation and its link to brain disorders. I have joined the SBR committee as IDE officer. My hobbies are playing Badminton, Cricket and Swimming.
Hello! I’m Sneha Parmar, a second-year PhD student in Genetics and one of your Welfare Officers at the SBR. I like to watch comedy movies, vibe to pop music, read Horrible Histories, and stare at the sky for no apparent reason. My role involves organising events to promote your well-being, as well as pushing for change where needed. It is important for us to feel good to make the most of our time here – this includes comfortable accommodation, connection to peers, and access to professional care, among other things. You are most welcome to get in touch with me for suggestions, feedback, questions, or if there is something on your mind that you want to discuss in a safe space
Hi, I’m Bart and I’m a 1st year PhD student in stem cell biology studying early embryonic development. As social and dining officer I will help organise fun events like ents, beer/wine tastings, and garden parties. If you have any ideas for events you’d like to see, be sure to let me know!