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Here you can meet the MCR Committee and get to know a little about them and their responsibilities, along with their email addresses for contacting them.

You can view the minutes of all our committee meetings here.


Annabel Taylor

Co-President

Annabel Taylor

Hello and welcome to Catz! I'm Annabel, a first year PhD student researching Cardiovascular Disease, and also one of your MCR Co-Presidents. One of our main responsibilities is to represent you in meetings with the College and wider University, to address any concerns you may have and voice your opinions, as well as supporting the rest of the committee in their roles. I loved my first year here and was really pleased with the fun and supportive environment Catz offers, so to continue this we've planned lots of formals, events and opportunities to get involved in college life! We're here to help and would love your feedback or ideas, so feel free to email me with anything or say hello in person!

Sophie McManus

Co-President

Sophie McManus

Welcome to Catz! I'm one of your Co-Presidents, a student on the BHF 1+3 PhD programme in Cardiovascular Research. I did my undergraduate degree in Biomedical Sciences in the UK, then worked as a Research Assistant in Australia before coming to Cambridge last year to do my MRes.

As a fresher it was great to join the friendly grad community here at Catz - we have lots planned for the year ahead! In terms of my responsibilities as Co-President, these include representing you in discussions with College and University staff and generally working to make your time here in college productive, fun and memorable. We hold regular MCR Committee meetings, so if you have any questions or concerns, please get in touch with me, Annabel, or any of us on the MCR Committee.

Danilo Cardim

Secretary

Danilo Cardim

Hello and welcome to St Catharine's! Catz is a friendly, diverse, vibrant community and we are all proud to welcome you into it! I'm Danilo, your MCR Secretary for the 2016-17 academic year. I am a third-year PhD student in Clinical Neurosciences, working on non-invasive techniques for the assessment of intracranial pressure and cerebral blood flow.

My role in the MCR includes preparing and circulating agendas for committee and open meetings, as well as writing and editing correspondence and/or documents sent by the MCR Committee. I originally come from Brazil and as an international student in Cambridge, I understand that a new environment can be daunting and challenging at moments. Please feel free to drop me an e-mail should you need anything! The MCR Committee welcomes you and is glad to help you make the most of this unique experience in Cambridge.

Geoffrey Dolphin

Treasurer

Geoffroy Dolphin

My name is Geoffroy and I will be the MCR treasurer for this year. I am currently a second year PhD student at the Cambridge Judge Business School. I will make sure that there is plenty of money available for all the activities that the MCR will be running this year. And that we run enough swaps to subsidise your formals. That's for the fun part. The not so fun part is that I'll have to make sure your Social Secretaries don't go crazy on their events (wait, I am only talking about money here ;)).

Looking forward to meeting you all.


Charlotte Kenealy

Welfare Officer

Charlotte Kenealy

Hello and welcome to St Catz! My name is Charlotte and I'm your Welfare Officer. I'm a second-year PhD student at the Faculty of History, studying world war commemoration and the politics of the union in the British Isles. I've been at Catz since 2011 when I started my undergraduate degree in History so I understand that while Cambridge is an incredible place to live and study, it can also be demanding and stressful.

As Welfare Officer my role encompasses a range of duties, all of which are focused on your well-being and happiness as a member of the MCR here at Catz. That means that I am here for you at absolutely any time if you need to chat about anything and I can be contacted via the Welfare email address or in my pidge at college. I also plan to hold Welfare events throughout the year. As well as this it is my job to help educate and inform, which means that I can point you in the direction of the many pastoral resources and services available at Catz and more widely around Cambridge. In my capacity as Welfare Officer I am also in charge of making sure members of Catz MCR have the resources they need for safe sexual relations. Finally, I am your point of contact to a number of people and groups in and around College and the University, including CUSU Welfare.

In addition to my role as Welfare Officer, I act as the de facto LGBT+ and Women's Officer and liaise with the respective CUSU officers and campaigns.


Sarah Paris

Education Officer

Sarah Paris

Hey MCR and welcome to Catz! I'm Sarah, your MCR Education Officer for 2016/2017. I am a second-year Archaeology PhD student and here to discuss all things educational. Graduate life is great, but it can be challenging. I am here for any of your education concerns and can discuss appropriate people for you to talk to in your department or college.

The other part of my role is organising talks, exhibitions and mini-seminars. The mini-seminars are an opportunity to discuss your research and also practice your presentation skills. We want to encourage academic discussions and knowledge transfer within the MCR. If you would like to present at a graduate mini-seminar, then please contact me.

This role was designed to ensure graduates are supported by College during their studies. If you have any concerns about your program or your progress, please use me as a first point of contact.


Alejandro Jimenez-Sanchez

Computer Officer

Alejandro Jimenez-Sanchez

Welcome to St Catherine's College and Cambridge. I am a PhD student in Medical Sciences working at the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute. Before coming to Cambridge, I studied a BSc in Basic Biomedical Research in Mexico City, followed by an MSc in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics at University of York in the UK.

I am very keen in applying and learning different computational skills, and being the Computer Officer is ideal for that. As the Computer Officer I am in charge of the MCR website and all its functionalities. If you have any questions about the MCR website or anything related to computing in College, or if something is not working properly, please do not hesitate in contacting me, I will be very happy to help.


Frances StGeorge-Hyslop

Social Secretaries

Frances St George-Hyslop and Marcus Fantham

We are the MCR social secretaries for 2016/2017! Our role is to organise social events throughout the year in close partnership with the Food & Drink and Formal Hall officers. We've got a variety of fun activities planned, ranging from bops to board game nights and everything in between! Being a student at Cambridge should be about more than just working, and we strive to make this year as awesome as it can be for the MCR.

Frances

I will be starting my PhD in Biological Anthropology in Michaelmas 2016. This will be my second year at Catz, after completing my MPhil in Clinical Science (Rare Diseases) in 2015/2016. I originally hail from the land of maple syrup and Justin Bieber.

Marcus

I'm in my 3rd year at Catz, designing and building super-resolution microscopes for my PhD. I was on the committee last year as Food & Drink officer, and am looking forward to another year of getting to know everyone at the social events we're putting on throughout the year. Come along to as many as you can and say hi!


Marcus Fantham
Michael Rivera

Food and Drink Officer

Michael Rivera

My name is Michael and I'm reading a PhD in Biological Anthropology (specialising in bioarchaeology). Part of my role is to support Terry in making sure our formal hall dinners are complemented by delectable preprandial drinks and exquisite port. Every Sunday, I also arrange treats at 1pm in the MCR for all of you to enjoy. Any problems with the MCR coffee machine - I'm also your man for the job. Throughout term, there'll be a busy programme of barbecues, picnics and trips to local restaurants, bars and pubs too, so that you can experience what a great place Cambridge is to eat and drink. If you have any suggestions about where to go, feel free to e-mail me or approach me and chat!


Terry Wu

Formal Hall Officer

Terry Wu

Hello there! My name is Terry and I'm a third year PhD student in cancer biology. More importantly, I'm also your 2015-2016 MCR Formal Hall Officer. Not only are formal dinners an essential part of a complete Cambridge experience, they are also weekly highlights for the graduate community at St. Catharine's College - a wonderful opportunity to socialize and catch up with fellow MCR members!

As Formal Hall Officer, my primary responsibility is to organise formal dinners for the MCR. As such I am your first point of contact for matters regarding booking, catering, and scheduling. Aside from that, I am also involved in arranging formal swaps with other colleges, helping our Social Secretaries Frances and Marcus organise special events, and assisting our Food and Drink officer Michael with provisioning of drinks before and after formals. If you have any questions regarding formals don't hesitate to drop me an e-mail on the address above. See you at formal!


Katie Daehn

Green Officer

Katie Daehn

Hi everyone! I hope you're excited to join Cambridge University and Catz! I'm Katie, your green officer for the year. I grew up in Columbus, Ohio, and went to Ohio State for my undergraduate, majoring in Materials Science and Engineering. I'm now doing my PhD in Engineering, working on a project to improve and expand steel recycling.

I'm thrilled to be your green officer because my role is to make sure we're doing what we can to appreciate the earth. I'm hoping to do this through veggie dinners, participation in the Student Switch Off campaign, outdoor socials and growing a community garden together. As an engineer, I'm looking forward to educating, and working with you all, to make the biggest difference for carbon emissions, and use my recycling knowledge to lead initiatives in the college. If you have any ideas please let me know! I'm looking forward to seeing you all around!