Committee

Julia Acker & James Lazenby

Julia Acker & James Lazenby

Co-Presidents
Julia/James
Co-Presidents

Hi! We’re Julia and James, the SBR co-presidents for 2022-2023. We started our PhDs in 2021, studying biochemistry and engineering. We aim to promote all aspects of post-graduate life at St. John’s and effectively lead the SBR committee to ensure a friendly, inclusive, & close-knit community. We’re always happy to receive your feedback and suggestions, or to listen to any concerns. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with either of us, either via e-mail or when you spot us wandering around college.

 

ja736@cam.ac.uk

jwl47@cam.ac.uk

Robert Powell

Robert Powell

Environmental Officer
Robert
Environmental Officer

I’m Robert, a first year Phd student in the Plant Sciences department. My work is primarily focused on assessing and mapping global potential for carbon sequestration in agricultural soils. In my free time, I row for St. John’s at Lady Margaret Boat Club, cook, spend time outdoors and I’m currently trying to get back into gardening. As an Environmental Officer for the SBR, I hope to promote sustainability and efficient resource uses around the college by engaging other students and hosting enjoyable events. Please reach out to myself or Gabriel about any sustainability ideas you may have and come say hi at our next sustainability focused event!

rsp46@cam.ac.uk

Callum Manchester

Callum Manchester

Treasurer
Callum
Treasurer

Hi everyone, my name is Callum.  I’m a PhD student in the History of Political Thought and the new SBR treasurer!  My research focuses on the concept of moderation in eighteenth century political thought.  As treasurer I’ll be looking after the SBR finances, ensuring everyone can benefit from all the great initiatives run by the SBR.  Outside of my uni work I love rock climbing, coffee and going to gigs!

cm2103@cam.ac.uk

Chris Hose

Chris Hose

Secretary
Chris
Secretary

Hi, I’m Chris and I’m the Secretary for the SBR Committee this year. I’m a PhD student in law, researching obligations of good faith in contract, and I’m also a big rock fan – I love going to gigs, listening to albums and playing music myself.
As Secretary, it’s my job to make sure that the SBR runs as smoothly as possible behind the scenes, and I take direct responsibility for the Buddy system when the new intake arrive for 2022-23. I’m keen to see that the SBR committee accurately represents in the interests of graduate students, so if you have any comments, concerns or suggestions then please get in touch!

ch794@cam.ac.uk

Matt Coulter

Matt Coulter

Vice President
Matt
Vice President

I’m Matt, a third-year PhD student in History. When not reading about medieval Transylvania I enjoy learning languages and eating in the Buttery.

Elijah Suh

Elijah Suh

Academic Officer
Elijah
Academic Officer

I’m Elijah, an MPhil candidate in chemistry focusing on antibody design for misfolded protein diseases. I’m from the great state of Florida, and I’m excited to work as your new Academic Officer! Outside of research, I try to read biographies (send me recommendations!!) and play soccer. I’m passionate about giving Johnian postgrads a platform to discuss their fascinating research and academic paths, and I’m looking forward to seeing you at our symposiums.

ejs230@cam.ac.uk

Gabriel Ferreras Garrucho

Gabriel Ferreras Garrucho

Environmental Officer
Gabriel
Environmental Officer

Hi I’m Gabriel, and I’m a second year PhD student in Plant Sciences. My research is on spatial regulation of receptors involved in the symbiosis between rice and mycorrhizal fungi. Outside molecular plant bio I also love books, cooking and gardening (I do like plants quite a bit if you haven’t noticed). As your environment officer I hope to promote the use of the communal SBR garden, good sustainability practices and green-related social activities among the postgrad community. If you have any ideas, suggestions, or concerns on environmental topics in college please do get in touch, your input is more than welcome!

gf349@cam.ac.uk

Daniel Yamamoto

Daniel Yamamoto

Social and Dining Officer
Daniel
Social and Dining Officer

Hi everyone! I’m Daniel, the new Ents officer for the upcoming year, and I’m a first-year PhD student in Stem Cell Biology and Medicine. As Ents officer, I look forward to providing the graduate community with exciting events, and support all social activities organised by the SBR! Cheers to a great year, and please don’t hesitate to get in touch!

dy273@cam.ac.uk

Meg Howard

Meg Howard

Social and Dining Officer
Meg
Social and Dining Officer

Hi, I’m Meg and I’m the Swaps & Dining officer for the SBR Committee this year. I’m a MPhil student in Bioscience Enterprise, with specific interests in women’s health research, personalised healthcare and research-informed drug policy. I am also a lover of rooftop bars, going to the sauna, hiking and Djing! 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. I’m also really keen to ensure that the SBR offers social events which represent the interests of our graduate students – so if you have any comments or suggestions then please reach out to me, I am always happy to chat!

mrh80@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.

ta496@cam.ac.uk

 

Darold Cuba

Darold Cuba

Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Officer
Darold
Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Officer

Hi everyone, I’m Darold, one of the EDI officers, and a first year PhD in World History (marronage preservation). Excited to promote equity, diversity and inclusion (including justice and access) through frameworks of belonging, meaning, wellness and purpose, I look forward to hearing from you all on ways you want to be included, what you want to see and how John’s can continue to create a community enjoyed by all, especially in this Bicentennial year of the founding of the AntiSlavery Society, by two Johnian abolitionists, William Wilberforce and Thomas Clarkson! Don’t hesitate to get in touch!

dbc34@cam.ac.uk

Annabelle Richard-Laferriere

Annabelle Richard-Laferriere

Welfare Officer
Annabelle
Welfare Officer

Hi there! 🙂 I am Annabelle, a third-year PhD student in Astrophysics, and one of your welfare officer! In my spare time, I love to read books in parks or in a big blanket, buy books (because those are two separate hobbies!), take long walks, exercice and go see musicals. My role is partly to organise events to promote a healthy way of living and to improve the welfare system and its accessibility, to be sure that the needs of students are met. I will also always be there if you need any help or have any feedback and suggestions regarding your wellbeing here at St John’s and at Cambridge. I will be a safe space for you if you want to discuss and will assist you to find the right help for your needs, as I know that when we need it the most, it’s the moment where we have the less energy to reach out for help. I want everyone to feel supported, and most importantly comfortable with approaching me with any concern.
You can reach me at anytime at ar999@cam.ac.uk or sbrwelfare@gmail.com

Sneha Parmar

Sneha Parmar

Communications & Technology Officer
Sneha
Communications and Technology Officer

Hello! I’m Sneha Parmar, a second-year PhD student in Genetics and the SBR Communications and Technology Officer. I like to watch comedy movies, vibe to pop music, read Horrible Histories, and stare at the sky for no apparent reason.  I will be sending out weekly emails to keep you up to date with the happenings in college. I will also look after the SBR website and the Instagram! 🙂

sp2005@cam.ac.uk

Bart Theeuwes

Bart Theeuwes

Social and Dining Officer
Bart
Social and Dining Officer

Hi, I’m Bart and I’m a 1st year PhD student in stem cell biology studying early embryonic development. As social and dining officer I will help organise fun events like ents, beer/wine tastings, and garden parties. If you have any ideas for events you’d like to see, be sure to let me know!

bt392@cam.ac.uk