Committee 2021

The MCR committee are fellow students elected by the MCR to represent the postgraduate community’s interests to college and the university. We put on fun parties, interesting speakers, and help make sure everything runs smoothly. Corpus is a very well-funded MCR, meaning we’ve got a great budget for running events and there are a lot of opportunities to make your passion a reality here.

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The 2021 MCR Committee

President – Isabella Ferreira

I am a second year PhD candidate in Medicine studying functional HIV cure as well SARS-CoV-2 mutations. As MCR President, my primary role is to represent the community to College and work together to create a welcoming sense of community.

Vice President – Darius Kosmützky

I am a first year PhD interested in the biochemistry of photosynthesis. As Vice-President I work closely with the President and the executive committee to communicate the MCR community’s needs and ideas to the college and the JCR

Treasurer – Emma Siragher

I’m in my second year of a PhD in the Department of Physiology, Development, and Neuroscience, where I’m researching the function of the placenta in maternal and fetal health. As treasurer, I’m responsible for managing the MCR budget and ensuring our money is spent wisely!

Secretary – Lorenzo M. Perrone

I’m a third year PhD student at the Department of Applied Maths and Theoretical Physics. As Secretary, I try to keep everyone in the loop: I send a weekly bulletin to keep you up to date with what’s going on around Leck, and organise committee meetings, including once-a-term open meetings. Get in touch with me if there are things you’d like to discuss or to include in the bulletin!

Social Secretaries – Camilla Lingjaerde, Sophie Oldroyd, Izaak Bosman

Camilla is a second year PhD Candidate in Biostatistics, Sophie is a first year MRes+PhD in sensor technologies and Izaak. We are responsible for organising and running the social events for the MCR. These events include themed formals, bops, swaps, nights out, and much more!

Catering – Mitchell Chiew

I am an Australian PhD student applied mathematics and theoretical physics. As Catering officer, I’m always on the lookout for ways to enrich the Corpus dining experience. I am a big proponent of promoting low-carbon diets, and frequently collaborate on vegan matters with the Greens and Catering officer.”It is a bit sparse — I may try and update it once Corpus catering opens again and I actually have something to do!

LGBT+ – Henry North

I’m Henry (he/him), a second year PhD student in the Department of Zoology. I’m here to advocate for all queer Corpuscles. I work with the College and MCR to improve wellbeing, access and diversity. I also organise social events throughout the year. I’m always available if you have any questions or concerns, or if you just feel like a chat

Bar Managers – Ana Lleo & Alberto Scarampi

Ana is an MPhil student in Economic Research, and Alberto is a first year PhD student in the department of Biochemistry. We are responsible for the running of Leck bar, and we do bar training for all the students who want to be occasional bartenders. We also organize pub quizzes, boozy karaoke nights, wine tastings, and many special bar nights you won’t want to miss!

Welfare Team – Maša Josipović

Maša Josipovic: 4th year PhD in Clinical Biochemistry. As welfare officers, Assem and I are responsible for promoting MCR members’ mental, physical and emotional well-being. We also organize regular events such as the Welfare Tea. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch!

Male Welfare – Assem Heiba

I’m an MPhil student in Economics. As welfare officers, Maša and I are responsible for promoting MCR members’ mental, physical and emotional well-being. We also organize regular events such as the Welfare Tea. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch!

Greens and Charities – Lina Hacker

I am a third year PhD student in Medical Sciences at the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute. As the MCR Green and Charities Officer, I promote a more sustainable and environmentally friendly lifestyle in college. I run green events, organize fundraisers for charities, represent the students’ interests on the college Green Committee, and try to make college in overall a greener and friendlier place! Please feel free to get in touch if you have any ideas or questions.

LeckSoc – Lars van Turnhout

 I am a first year PhD student in Physics, where I am looking into fundamental photophysics of nanoscale materials. As LeckSoc Secretary, I’m responsible for organising the Leckhampton Society talks, as well as other related events. In these events people get to present their research to the whole Corpus community, so it’s a great opportunity for scientific outreach! Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any event suggestions or questions.

Computer – Federico Nikola Lattuada

I am a first year PhD in the Department of Engineering, civil engineering. I am the computer officer and I manage the website and mailing lists of the postgraduate community as well as the computer room at Leckhampton.

Logistics– Poppy Martin

I’m a first year PhD student in Clinical Neurosciences. My role revolves around the fantastic TV room at Leckhampton. I keep the snack fridge filled with food and drink, as well as the TV loaded with all the TV channels and movies that you might want.

Lodgings – Cristina González López

I am a second year PhD in Chemical Engineering and Oncology. As a Lodgings Officer, my role is to ensure the proper functionality of accommodation and the different MCR facilities. I also sit on the College Buildings Committee as an MCR representative, bringing any lodgings matters of concern. Please, reach out to me if you have any queries or suggestions!

Partners’ and Families’ Officer– Elisabeth Slingsby

I’m a second year PhD student in Classics. As Partners and Families Officer, I am responsible for supporting and representing the partners, spouses, and family members of MCR members. I also organise events for the couples and families in our community, such as walks and picnics. If you have a partner or family member (or you are one!) don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions, concerns, or would like to join our Partners Facebook and WhatsApp groups

International – Satish Viswanathan

Hi! I am a first-year PhD student in Plant Sciences. As the International officer, my primary role is to make sure that people feel right at home in Leck. It will be my priority to make sure that their problems are represented, voices are heard. Alongside, festivals and food, international movie nights would prove to be a window to experience other cultures.

Library – Emily Clarke

I’m a second year PhD student in the Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic department. My job is to keep the library space orderly and pleasant for everyone to use, to organise the purchase of new books, and to organise literary themed events.

Sport – Becky Rickman

Hi my name is Becky and I am the sports officer at Leck this year. I am currently in my second year PhD in arthritic pain at the department of pharmacology. I love sports and being active and will make sure there are lots of socially distanced sporty events this year as well as keeping the sports facilities running smoothly. Feel free to get in contact if you have any questions or suggestions.

Ethnic and Minorities Officer – Assem 

As Ethnic Minorities Officer, I work to promote the well-being and representation of all students, particularly those who identify as an ethnic minority.  I’m always happy to help students with their welfare needs, be it by having a chat, guiding them to the right resources, or navigating any problems together. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch!

Disability Officer – George Little