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

Harry Bradshaw

Harry Bradshaw

Co Vice-President/Webmaster
Harry
Co Vice-President

Hi, I’m Harry and I am in charge of this site! I also sit on the College IT committee, addressing any questions/issues postgraduate students have with IT in college.

I am also the Men’s Captain for the College’s boat club, LMBC.

*PLUG*

@ladymargaretbc

https://www.ladymargaretboatclub.org/

*PLUG*

hlb54@cam.ac.uk

Jascha Achterberg

Jascha Achterberg

Co Vice-President
Jascha
Co Vice-President

Hi, my name is Jascha, and I am a second year PhD student doing Computational Neuroscience at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit. Aside from work I am part of the Lady Margaret Boat Club and enjoy playing the trumpet and the guitar.

As Co-Vice President of the SBR I am supporting the SBR President representing graduate student interests in college meetings and am helping with any general administrational issues within the SBR. So please feel free to get in touch with any ideas you have to improve the life for graduate students here at St. John’s!

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

Anna Orteu

Anna Orteu

Academic Officer
Anna
Academic Officer

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

Maaha Elahi

Maaha Elahi

BAME Officer
Maaha
BAME Officer

 Hi I’m Maaha, an MPhil in Criminology student and the first ever Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Officer of the SBR!  I’m looking forward to bringing the ethnic minority community at St John’s together through socials. I completed my BA in Law at John’s, and I was the Ethnic Minorities Officer of the JCR, so I’m very familiar with the issues BAME people at Cambridge may face. I’m also here to provide welfare support to the BAME members of the SBR – from dealing with issues of discrimination to just wanting someone to speak to. Feel free to contact me about ideas for events, welfare support or even just for a chat!

mne20@cam.ac.uk

Charlotte Magister

Charlotte Magister

Communications Officer
Charlotte
Communications Officer

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 looking forward to some great events this year!

lcm67@cam.ac.uk

Sasha Sneyd

Sasha Sneyd

Environmental Officer
Sasha
Environmental Officer
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Hey, I’m Sasha, a third-year PhD student from the Optoelectronics group in the Physics department. I’m also an environmental officer in the SBR committee, and that means part of my job is to promote sustainable initiatives within the SBR and the wider College. Get in touch in you have any ideas on how to make John’s a more sustainable and equitable place!

ajs325@cam.ac.uk

Alva Casey

Alva Casey

Social and Dining Officer
Alva
Social and Dining Officer

Hi, my name is Alva and I’m a second year PhD student studying mitochondrial biology. When not in the lab, I enjoy playing music, going for walks and having a few pints with friends. I’m one of the Social and Dining officers this year so I will endeavour to keep your social lives buzzing this year! If you have any questions or suggestions I would love to hear from you or even just get in touch for a chat!

amc245@cam.ac.uk

Christophe Gillain

Christophe Gillain

Social and Dining Officer
Christophe
Social and Dining Officer

Hi, I’m Christophe, a third-year PhD student in History and one of the Social and Dining Officers on the SBR. My role is to help organise the things that make life at John’s great, from dining swaps to parties and cheese and wine tastings. I aim to provide you with a fun and inclusive schedule of events throughout the year! If you have any questions or requests, please get in touch.

cmfg2@cam.ac.uk

Alexis Statz

Alexis Statz

Social and Dining Officer
Alexis
Social and Dining Officer

Hi, my name is Alexis Statz, and I’m doing a PhD in Medieval Literature. My role as one of your Social and Dining Officers is to organize some of the more memorable aspects of college life.  This includes, but is not limited to, SBR parties, swaps with other colleges, and theme nights. If you have any questions at all, or just love medieval dream visions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

afs39@cam.ac.uk

Elwin Marshall

Elwin Marshall

Welfare Officer
Elwin
Welfare Officer

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

Rita Das

Rita Das

Welfare Officer
Rita
Welfare Officer

Hi! My name is Rita, a third-year PhD student in Biological Sciences. When not in college, I divide my time between my research at the Institute of Metabolic Science, silly acrobacies and trampolining, and enjoying a pint with friends. 

I’m really excited to join the SBR as Welfare Officer! A good work-life-rest balance is key for our success as academics, and so my main role is to make sure every Johnian feels supported. In order to promote both mental and physical health, our team organises welfare events and distribute sexual health products – so please do get in touch if you have any questions, requests, need any guidance, or even if you just want to chat!

ard68@cam.ac.uk