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

Jascha Achterberg

Jascha Achterberg

Vice-President
Jascha
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 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

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

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

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

Sasha Sneyd

Sasha Sneyd

Sports Officer
Sasha
Sports Officer
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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 🙂

ajs325@cam.ac.uk

Lucy Carson

Lucy Carson

Social and Dining Officer
Lucy
Social and Dining Officer

Hi! I’m Lucy, a 4th year medic and one of your social and dining officers for this year. When I’m not studying hard (!!), you’ll find me running, dancing, or chucking a lacrosse ball (badly – watch out). My role is to help bring the fun to your college experience, whether that be organising formal swaps, SBR Ents, wine and cheese tasting or group punting trips. I can’t wait to help restore all your social lives to their former, pre-COVID glory! Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions, suggestions or just want a chat 🙂

lmc83@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

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

Matthew Ashman

Matthew Ashman

Social and Dining Officer
Matt
Social and Dining Officer

Hello, I’m Matt and I’m a first year PhD student studying probabilistic machine learning in the Machine Learning Group. As one of the Social and Dining officers, it is my duty to ensure your calendars are brimming with exciting events throughout the year!

mca39@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

Greg Serapio-García

Greg Serapio-García

Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Officer
Greg
Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Officer

I’m Greg (he/him), a third-year PhD student in the Department of Psychology and the JBS Psychometrics Centre. I’m excited to join the SBR Committee in a new role designed to promote equity, diversity, and inclusion at St John’s—broadly defined. From hosting fun events for students of colour, LGBTQ+ members, and allies, to helping College to update its policies regarding discrimination, disability, and harassment, I hope to make the Johnian experience even more welcoming for all. To this end, please know I’m available to support and advocate for you in confidence should you face unfair treatment, harassment, or any other form of discrimination.

gs639@cam.ac.uk

Elwin Marshall

Elwin Marshall

Welfare Officer
Elwin
Welfare Officer

Rita Dias

Rita Dias

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

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