Committee

Dillon Rinauro

Dillon Rinauro

President
Dillon
President

Hi there! I’m Dillon, the SBR president for 2021-2022, and I’m a second year PhD student in Chemistry at the Centre for Misfolding Diseases (Department of Chemistry) where I research protein misfolding and its relationship to neurodegeneration. As President, I hope to foster a community at St John’s where you feel welcomed and included. My role is to represent graduate students to the college, collaborate with the JCR, and to ensure that SBR is running smoothly. I’m always happy to hear your suggestions, concerns, and feedback, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch if there’s anything you’d like to chat about. Outside of committee (and when I’m not in front of an FPLC in the lab), I enjoy cooking & baking, running, ceramics, and dismantling the patriarchy.

djr76@cam.ac.uk

Lewis Roberts

Lewis Roberts

Vice-President
Lewis
Vice-President

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.

lpr20@cam.ac.uk

Elizabeth Bearblock

Elizabeth Bearblock

Secretary
Elizabeth
Secretary

Hi! I’m Elizabeth, a fourth year medical student, and secretary of the SBR. When I’m not running around the hospital you can usually find me playing ice hockey, or cooking with my housemates. 

It’s my job to organise the buddy system and to make sure the committee is running smoothly. I also help to ensure that the interests of grads are being represented in college.  If you have any questions or suggestions for the SBR please let me know!

eb706@cam.ac.uk

Zala Sekne

Zala Sekne

Academic Officer
Zala
Academic Officer

Hi, I’m Zala, a first year PhD student in Biological Sciences at the Laboratory of Molecular Biology. I am super excited to join the committee as Academic Officer. Throughout the year, I will be organising graduate research talks, the research symposium and other events to promote interdisciplinarity whilst having fun. 

If you have any questions, requests or suggestions, please get in touch…

zs364@cam.ac.uk

Magdalena Lesiak

Magdalena Lesiak

Academic Officer
Mags
Academic Officer

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!

mkl35@cam.ac.uk

Tim Laméris

Tim Laméris

Academic Officer
Tim
Academic Officer

My name is Tim, a third-year PhD student in Linguistics. I am excited to join the SBR committee as one of the academic officers. Driven by Lady Margaret Beaufort’s spirit, I hope to make the SBR a place where everyone can exchange ideas and knowledge about their research in both formal and informal settings. 

tjl44@cam.ac.uk

Charlotte Magister

Charlotte Magister

Communications Officer/Webmaster
Charlotte
Communications Officer/Webmaster

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!

lcm67@cam.ac.uk

Sophia Crüwell

Sophia Crüwell

Environmental Officer
Sophia
Environmental Officer

Hi, my name is Sophia and I am a first year PhD student in Philosophy of Science. Due to the pandemic I don’t quite remember what I used to do outside of work (Singing? Dancing? In groups?), but these days it’s mostly going for walks and learning more about trees. And now I am one of the Environmental Officers on the SBR committee! I am excited to bring you fun green initiatives and to see how we can make John’s even more sustainable. If you have any questions or suggestions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

slbc2@cam.ac.uk

Margherita Battistara

Margherita Battistara

Environmental Officer
Margherita
Environmental Officer

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!

mb258@cam.ac.uk

James Lazenby

James Lazenby

Social and Dining Officer
James
Social and Dining Officer

Hi! I’m James, a 1st year PhD in engineering, who recently completed an MPhil at John’s (19-20). Outside of work I’m an avid runner and enjoy spending time bouldering, cycling, and having a few pints with friends.

As your food and drinks social officer I will manage port and sherry for BA tables and organize various wine and beer tastings throughout term. I aim to ensure a friendly, inclusive, and close-knit community, so please reach out with any ideas or concerns you have!

jwl47@cam.ac.uk

Christina Okafor

Christina Okafor

Social and Dining Officer
Christina
Social and Dining Officer

Hey everyone! I’m Christina and I’ll be one of your Social & Dining officers for the upcoming year. I’m a fourth year medical student so when I’m not busy saving lives and protecting the NHS I like to hurdle, cook and take photos. I know everyone is itching to start socialising again and I can’t wait to bring you all events that are fun, inclusive and COVID-secure. My role as Social & Dining officer is to plan and run events for the post-grad community at John’s like swaps, bops and events that don’t flop (please take the time to appreciate the rhyme)!

cneo2@cam.ac.uk

Janik Schüttler

Janik Schüttler

Social and Dining Officer
Janik
Social and Dining Officer

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.

js2632@cam.ac.uk

 

 

 

Faris Kahn

Faris Kahn

Treasurer
Faris
Treasurer

Hi everyone, I’m Faris, the new SBR treasurer and one of the Sports Officers. As a fourth-year medic, I do medic related stuff. When I’m not doing medic related stuff, I don’t have time for much else; such is the life of a medic. However, I do hope as treasurer I can ensure the SBR piggy bank is filled with gold so everyone can benefit from all the great events the SBR committee has planned as we begin the transition out of COVID!

fk317@cam.ac.uk

Tanushree Agarwal

Tanushree Agarwal

Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Officer
Tanushree
Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Officer

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.

ta496@cam.ac.uk

Elwin Marshall

Elwin Marshall

Welfare Officer
Elwin
Welfare Officer

Sneha Parmar

Sneha Parmar

Welfare Officer
Sneha
Welfare Officer

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 🙂

sp2005@cam.ac.uk

Sally Raudon

Sally Raudon

General Member
Sally
General Member

Social anthropology PhD student studying citizenship, bodies and death in NYC. General member of the SBR Committee with special interests in PhD welfare, and sustainability. Talk to me at nsr33@cam.ac.uk