Matt CoulterVice President
Gabriel Ferreras GarruchoTreasurer
Darold CubaEquity, Diversity, & Inclusion Officer
Emily TownerWelfare Officer
Lisa Sophie FennerFamily Officer
Robert PowellEnvironmental Officer
Yorrick BoeijeEnvironmental Officer
Meg HowardSocial and Dining Officer
Elijah SuhAcademic Officer
Sneha ParmarCommunications & Technology Officer
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.
Gabriel Ferreras Garrucho
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).
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!
My goal as welfare officer is to make it easier for you to access the resources and support you need during your studies. I will work to provide clear and readily available information on college and university resources, such as counselling and therapy. Additionally, I will serve as a confidential and anonymous first point of contact for anyone facing welfare difficulties, helping you devise a plan of action and working to destigmatise conversations around mental health challenges.
I am committed to fostering a more supportive and inclusive environment for all postgraduate students and am excited to promote well-being. Please feel free to reach out to me with any concerns or ideas on how we can make our college community an even better place for everyone.
Lisa Sophie Fenner
Lisa Sophie Fenner
Hi! I am Lisa Fenner, a third-year PhD student in politics and the SBR Family Officer. I love running, reading, and spending time with my seven-year-old. As the SBR Family Officer, I hope to bring together the student families of St John’s and I will strive to make an already wonderful place even more welcoming for those who come here with children.
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!
Hi! I am Yorrick, your environmental officer! As the old-school Dutch windmill on my photo implies, I am invested with alternative energy sources to meet our global demand of reducing carbon dioxide emission. In my research I study next-generation hybrid materials for use in solar panels. Next to molecules and materials, I am also excited by basketball and music!
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!
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.
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! 🙂