The MCR Committee

The MCR Committee exists to uphold the MCR constitution. They do this by getting involved with everything from arranging dinners and events to attending meetings to ensure that the College and University listen to what you have to say. The committee is made up of members from the current MCR community.

To find out about what each position entails and how the MCR Committee is elected, please click here.

To contact your officers by email, please click here to find a complete listing. General queries from those without a Cambridge Raven Login are more than welcome; please email the President at president[at]


Alice Rees

CRSID - aemr5

I’m a second year PhD student in the Zoology department, researching RNA interference. Having done my undergrad at Emma too I’ve been around Cambridge for a while. Outside the lab I am a keen rower and also enjoy trying to sing with Emmanuel College Chorus.


Delphine Depierreux

CRSID - dd475

Arrived in Cambridge in April 2016, I am doing a PhD in virology and vaccination strategies in the Department of Pathology. Being from Wallonia, I am always keen to chat in French and I am also a chocolate addict. When I am not in the lab, I am doing acrobatic rock ’n roll, playing squash or I am planning my next backpacking trip!

Womens Officer

Riva Riley

CRSID - rjr58

I am a third year PhD student in the department of zoology. Originally from the states, I’ve been in the UK long enough to say ’trousers’ instead of ’pants’ as a matter of course. When I'm not investigating underwater mysteries (ie studying fish behavior), I can be found tinkering with my fiction.

Green and Ethical Officer

Young Kwon

CRSID - yk329

I am currently a second-year PhD student studying at the Department of Veterinary Medicine. I enjoy taking long walks to Granchester or Fen Ditton and you can find me reading outside somewhere around the Emma duck ponds when it's not rainy during the summer. If you have any questions about Emma’s green community, feel free to contact me.

International Officer

Luxi Qiao

CRSID - lq218

Hello! My name is Luxi, and I am your International Officer! I am an MPhil student studying Clinical Neuroscience. I was born in China but moved to the US when I was eleven, and then I did my undergrad at Williams College. I love detective novels, tomatoes, and the show Friends! Send me an email if you have ideas for international events or just want to chat!

Computer Officer

Peter Cihon

CRSID - ptwc2

I’m studying Computer Science and Technology Policy with a focus on information technology for development work and the legitimacy of global technology regimes. I enjoy photography, and Emma offers many beautiful subjects. You can find me frantically cycling between lectures or, alternatively, taking coffee breaks in the MCR.

LGBT+ Officer

Magdalena Jennings

CRSID - hmj29

I’m doing an MPhil in the Faculty of Education, studying children's literature. I am a German-Canadian who sings in the chapel choir, and loves hiking, board games, and beekeeping.

Events Secretary

Mendel Bindell

CRSID - smmb2

I am an MPhil student in the Philosophy of Religion currently studying German Idealism, critical theory, Jewish mysticism, and the relationships of aesthetics, politics and religion. Some of the things I enjoy include traveling to new places, taking photographs, and writing creatively.


Tendai Chisowa

CRSID - tc487

I am a first year clinical biochemistry PhD student, researching how editing genes that regulate feeding behaviours affects different neural pathways. My lab answers questions including: "Why are some people more obese than others?" and "What genetic mutations dictate how much weight a person gains?" When I am not in the lab, I enjoy longboarding, using my drum kit, and making comedic videos.

Accommodation Officer

Bobby Seagull

CRSID - jbs43

My name is Bobby Seagull, I'm from east London and I completed my Masters in Education (specialising in Maths). I'm now starting a Doctorate in the same field as well as teaching Maths at a local school, Chesterton Community College. I'm a big fan of football (West Ham United!) and I enjoy accumulating random (and sometimes useless) quiz trivia and general knowledge!


D Liu

CRSID - dl492

I was born in Chengdu, one of China's happiest cities. After a long journey, I'm now a final year PhD student in Cambridge. I love travelling and intercultural understanding. As your VP I'm here to listen and help.

Dinners Secretary

Zoe Maikovsky

CRSID - zm266

Welfare Officer

Melanie Miller

CRSID - mm2237

Swaps Secretary

Chiara Chiavenna

CRSID - cc868

Hi! I'm Chiara, a second year PhD student at the MRC Biostatistics Unit. My research is focused on epidemics, using statistical modeling to prevent future outbreaks. Outside the lab I enjoy hiking, taking pictures, and... having good food! Feel free to get in touch if you are keen on intercollegiate events, or just have any questions

Disabled Students Representative

Sarah Burgess

CRSID - slb95

I’m Sarah and I’m in the first year of my PhD in Cardiovascular Science. I’m passionate that all students should be able to get the most out of their time at Cambridge and that disability should pose no barrier to this.

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