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.


Susanna O'Brien

CRSID - scho2

I’m an MPhil student studying Psychology & Education, with a focus on the gender gap in attainment at university. I can generally be found drinking endless cups of coffee in the MCR, representing Emma at college, CUSU and GU meetings, or showing off some questionable moves at after-dinner parties… come say hi!


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!

Swaps Secretary

Rachel Evans

CRSID - re322

Hi! I’m Rachel, a 2nd year Clinical Neuroscience PhD student studying axon regeneration. I’m the Swaps Secretary at Emma and organise for us to go to formals at other colleges which is a lot of fun. Let me know if you have any colleges you want us to visit! As well as attending formals, I enjoy running and swimming.

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.

Welfare Officer

Dipti Jasrasaria

CRSID - dj337

Hi, Emma MCR! I’m an MPhil student in the physics and chemistry departments, where I research theoretical modeling of materials. Having grown up near and spent time in Cambridge, USA, I can safely say that this Cambridge is much more beautiful. Aside from science, I enjoy music and dance, and I love learning about people and places through travel.

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.

Dinners Secretary

Sarah Stenton

CRSID - sls74

Hi MCR, I’m Sarah and I’m the Emma Dinners Officer. I’m a junior doctor studying an MPhil in Rare Diseases. Outside of work I love to get outdoors, hike, camp etc., relax with friends and of course to wine and dine!

Accommodation Officer

Abigail Scarlett

CRSID - als202

Hi, I’m Abbie! I’m a badminton player, blogger and, most importantly, Emma’s Accommodation Officer. That means I am your first port of call for any housing related issues, but feel free to come and chat to me about anything!

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.

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