Committee

Debby Wehner

Debby Wehner

President
Debby
President

As SBR President, my role is to represent the SBR’s interests with college and collaborating with the JCR. I want to ensure that our community is welcoming, inclusive and fun, and a place where everybody feels at home. I am responsible for the smooth running of the SBR, listening to your ideas and concerns, and being your voice in college and beyond. Do get in touch with any questions, comments, or suggestions about any facet of College life.

Outside of the SBR, I am a third year Geophysics PhD student, imaging the subsurface beneath Southeast Asia using seismic tomography. When I am not on Stack Overflow, you can find me hitting the gym, making my favourite carrot cake or enjoying a G&T in one of Cambridge’s pubs.

dw545@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!

Ryan Geiser

Ryan Geiser

Treasurer
Ryan
Treasurer

Hey! I’m Ryan—a third year PhD student studying Alzheimer’s disease. As Treasurer, I‘ve taken the SBR budget under my wing. With the utmost care, I guarantee that assets will equal liabilities and shareholders’ equity. Feel free to reach out to me with questions on how to maximise our return on investment!

rjg80@cam.ac.uk

Nordin Ćatić

Nordin Ćatić

Secretary
Nordin
Secretary

Hi, I’m Nordin, a third year PhD student in Materials Science and Metallurgy and I’m the Secretary of the SBR.

My job is to organise the buddy system, help the committee run efficiently, and help you with any questions you have about college. I also sit on various college committees to represent you so please contact me if you have any issues with college or if you want someone to bring up an issue on your behalf.

I work closely with the St John’s communication team and assist them with the college Instagram page. Follow the Instagram on @stjohnscam and @samuelsroom!

nc466@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

Matthias Schneider

Matthias Schneider

Academic Officer
Matthias
Academic Officer

As a workaholic, third-year PhD student in Biophysical Chemistry, I am interested in gaining insights in protein-protein interactions and their association with diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease.

As an Academic Officer, it is my privilege to enhance interdisciplinary exchange between the highly interesting and various areas graduate students at SJC are performing research in. In particular, I organise academic events such as Grad Talks and Graduate Conferences – both of which are accompanied by food and drinks!

mms72@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

Tom White

Tom White

Environmental Officer
Tom
Environmental Officer

Hi, I’m Tom and I am a second year PhD student in the Conservation Science Group in the Zoology Department. I am an Environment Officer on the committee this year grappling with all things environmental from recycling and waste management to helping run the SBR garden at 1 Madingley Road. If you’re interested in sustainability at John’s please let me know your thoughts and ideas!

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

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

Dillon Rinauro

Dillon Rinauro

Welfare Officer
Dillon
Welfare Officer

Hi! I’m Dillon, a second year PhD student in Chemistry at the Centre for Misfolding Diseases where I research protein misfolding and its relationship with neurodegeneration. I’m the Welfare Officer for the SBR, where my primary job to help you feel welcomed, included, and heard at St John’s. I’m also responsible for distributing hygiene products and sexual health supplies to keep you happy and healthy! The Welfare Team and I are here to support you as best as we can, so whether a great idea for an event, something weighing you down, or anything related to your wellbeing, never hesitate to reach out. I’m always happy to chat!

djr76@cam.ac.uk