Committee

Jessica Tearney-Pearce

Jessica Tearney-Pearce

President
Jessica
President

My role as President is to lead the SBR Committee and, alongside the vice-Presidents, be the link between graduate students and College. I‘m a member of committees at college and university levels, and also attend College Council. When I’m not being the SBR President, I’m working on a PhD in History. My project examines rituals and religions at sea in the medieval Mediterranean, or, as a Physicist once put it, ‘pirate gods’.

jet69@cam.ac.uk

Valerio Zanetti

Valerio Zanetti

Vice-President/Sectretary
Valerio
Vice-President/Sectretary
I’m History PhD Candidate investigating the emergence of female sport in early modern Europe. I first joined the SBR committee in Michaelmas 2017.

vz218@cam.ac.uk

Anna Kļučņika

Anna Kļučņika

Vice-President/Events
Anna
Vice-President/Events

Hello! I’m a PhD student in the Department of Genetics looking at mitochondria and mitochondrial DNA repair. I’m co-Vice President on the SBR committee which means I help out with various aspects of the SBR. I’m very involved in organising the SBR events, so I hope to see you at many!

ak871@cam.ac.uk

Luka Skorić

Luka Skorić

Treasurer
Luka
Treasurer
I am the Treasurer for the SBR, which involves managing the budget throughout the year, paying invoices, reimbursing people, and making sure event organisers don’t spend too much money on parties!

ls604@cam.ac.uk

David McCay

David McCay

Academic
David
Academic

I’m a second-year PhD student working on medieval Irish literature. As the academic officer, I organise opportunities for academic discussion within the SBR, including the ‘Lightning Talks’ and the annual SBR conference.

dwem3@cam.ac.uk

James Darby

James Darby

Social and Dining
James
Social and Dining
I’m part of the social and dining team, which involves organising dining swaps with other colleges, SBR parties, and other social events throughout the year.

jpd47@cam.ac.uk

Constantin Sahm

Constantin Sahm

Social and Dining
Constantin
Social and Dining

Hey, I am Constantin and one of the social officers of the SBR, which involves organising dining swaps with other colleges, SBR parties, and other social events throughout the year. I am a second year PhD student in Chemistry working on materials for artificial photosynthesis. In my free time, I am always keen for a good match of football. Feel free to contact me about any social events or swaps.

cs870@cam.ac.uk

Ben Mohankumar

Ben Mohankumar

Social and Dining
Ben
Social and Dining
I’m part of the social and dining team, which involves organising dining swaps with other colleges, SBR parties, and other social events throughout the year.

I’m currently in the second year of my PhD in Engineering, based in the Whittle Laboratory on the West Cambridge site. My research looks at how we can shape the aerodynamic design of the jet engine to reduce the fuel consumption of future aircraft. Outside of my studies, I enthusiastically, yet not always successfully, play for the SBR football team.

bm512@cam.ac.uk

Lindsay Burton

Lindsay Burton

Social and Dining
Lindsay
Social and Dining
I’m part of the social and dining team, which involves organising dining swaps with other colleges, SBR parties, and other social events throughout the year.

I am a first-year PhD student studying post-humanism and new materialism in texts for children at the Faculty of Education’s Centre for Research on Children’s Literature.

lb721@cam.ac.uk

Dominic Hall

Dominic Hall

Sports
Dominic
Sports
I’m the SBR Sports Officer; my main role is organising sports events and providing gym inductions for the free St John’s fitness and weights rooms. So if you are looking to stay in shape during your studies get in contact with me, or look out for my emails.

dh486@cam.ac.uk

Avital Rom

Avital Rom

Welfare and Families
Avital
Welfare andFamilies

Hello! I am the SBR’s welfare and families officer, which means that if you have something on your mind and are not sure who to talk to, or if you are a parent who needs some tips about stuff to do with the kids in Cambridge and family life in St John’s – I’m your person! I am a fourth year PhD in pre-modern Chinese Studies, writing on music and power in ancient China. Also, I might or might not be the only person in this kingdom who absolutely adores the British weather and is not ashamed to admit it!

ahr33@cam.ac.uk

Max Bayne

Max Bayne

Welfare and Diversity
Max
Welfare and Diversity

I’m a 5th year medical student, so have been at St John’s for 5 years now. I am one of the welfare reps on the committee, so it’s my job to look out for how everyone is doing, and to organise welfare events that hopefully everyone will enjoy.

mb2025@cam.ac.uk

Matt Linley

Matt Linley

Webmaster
Matt
Webmaster
I’m a third year PhD student, working in the Materials Science and Metallurgy department. My research focuses on developing collagen biomaterials for implantion, to aid bone and dental regeneration. I’m the webmaster for the SBR, which is exactly what you expect – looking after the SBR website. Outside of college and work, I am often kayaking on the River Cam, or the Olympic White Water Course near London.

mdl39@cam.ac.uk

Nordin Ćatić

Nordin Ćatić

Communications
Nordin
Communications

Hi I’m Nordin, a first year PhD student in Materials Science and Metallurgy. I’m the communication officer for the SBR! My job is to organise the buddy system, send weekly emails about events/updates within St John’s, and run the SBR Instagram. I work closely with the St John’s communication and assist them with the college Instagram page. Follow the Instagram on @samuelsroom!

nc466@cam.ac.uk

Sipke Ó Seachnasaigh

Sipke Ó Seachnasaigh

Environment
Sipke
Environment

As Environmental Officer, I am responsible for the care of Mother Earth. I do so by sending passive aggressive emails about recycling, meeting with college to improve sustainability and holding events about newts. I am a third year PhD student in Geography, which means I’m unusually pessimistic about our imminent, fiery doom.  My hobbies consist primarily of preparing for the inevitable apocalypse by learning and practicing primitive farming methods in my back garden, as well as praying to ancient, long-forsaken gods in the hope that they’ll take us back. I also play the banjo.

sfbs3@cam.ac.uk