Julia Acker & James LazenbyCo-Presidents
Matt CoulterVice President
Darold CubaEquity, Diversity, & Inclusion Officer
Tanushree AgarwalEquity, Diversity, & Inclusion Officer
Annabelle Richard-LaferriereWelfare Officer
Elijah SuhAcademic Officer
Gabriel Ferreras GarruchoEnvironmental Officer
Robert PowellEnvironmental Officer
Bart TheeuwesSocial and Dining Officer
Daniel YamamotoSocial and Dining Officer
Meg HowardSocial and Dining Officer
Sneha ParmarCommunications & Technology Officer
Julia Acker & James Lazenby
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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). 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!
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’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!
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!
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!
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! 🙂