Meet the DCSA Executive Committee
dcsa_president AT darwin.cam.ac.uk
Dan is a second-year PhD student in Biological Sciences at the Department for Veterinary Medicine developing methods for the detection of bacteria in clinical samples.
dcsa_secretary AT darwin.cam.ac.uk
Vivian Miles LECHNER
Miles is a fourth-year PhD student at the Department of Chemistry, working on the development of DNA bioconjugation methods in the context of epigenetic sequencing.
dcsa_treasurer AT darwin.cam.ac.uk
Jonathan is studying for a PhD in Biochemistry, researching MYC dependent signalling in Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma. When not working on his PhD or training with the University of Cambridge Ice Hockey Club Men’s Blues, Jonathan can be found enjoying DarBar’s extensive whisky collection.
dcsa_welfare AT darwin.cam.ac.uk
Elena is a first year PhD student in Biology, studying Embryonic Development. She likes singing, being under the sun and looking at fish in the sea. She is passionate about the importance of normalizing Mental Health issues, so feel free to ask her about her recovery from an eating disorder and share (or not, that’s also fine!) your own struggles.
dcsa_welfare AT darwin.cam.ac.uk|
Akash is a 3rd year PhD student working on the development of low cost viral diagnostics as part of the Sensor CDT program. When not working, he spends far too much time watching anime and playing video games.
dcsa_women AT darwin.cam.ac.uk
Ceilidh is a second-year PhD student in oncology using computational models to predict patient responses to radiotherapy cancer treatment. Outside her studies, she can usually be found on an early morning kayak or enjoying the walk to Grantchester. Please feel free to reach out to her for a coffee in the parlour, a chat in the gardens or as a signpost for more support!
dcsa_lgbtq AT darwin.cam.ac.uk
Sarah is a PhD student at the Institute of Criminology, where she is studying Queer Intimate Partner Violence, specifically the role of morality within decision making. Outside of her studies, Sarah’s favorite lockdown activity is playing video games and is often found with a pint in hand at the pub (socially distanced, of course). The role of the Q+ Officer is to act as a representative for the interests of LGBTQ+ students at the college level, as well as to organise social events, mixers and workshops benefiting the college’s LGBTQ+ community. Importantly, should any student have the slightest concern about their ability to express their gender or sexual identity in college, Sarah is always there to chat, advise and help out where possible.
dcsa_bame AT darwin.cam.ac.uk
Tanya is a final year PhD student in Engineering working on 3D printing brain-like devices. Outside her studies, she enjoys chilling with her friends with a glass or two of wine. She is here to share some of the resources that have helped her throughout her stay in Cambridge. Don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Admiral of the Punts|
dcsa_punts AT darwin.cam.ac.uk
Michael is a third year PhD student in Medical Genomics; he is using computational and statistical tools to identify the processes that drive cancer development.
dcsa_coms AT darwin.cam.ac.uk
Hilde is a PhD student in the genetics department. For her PhD she is modelling hybrid fitness, thinking about the origin of species, and counting flowers at the botanical gardens. Outside of work, she can often be found on the river or the rugby pitch.
dcsa_ents AT darwin.cam.ac.uk
Jordan is a PhD student at the Department of Medicine researching stroke and heart attack. He is all about having fun, if he’s not too busy organising BOPs and other fun events, you will often find him around College and Darbar. Feel free to contact Jordan if you have any fun event ideas!
dcsa_ents AT darwin.cam.ac.uk|
Niamh is in her second year of her PhD in Chemistry, investigating electrochemical carbon capture. She enjoys reading, socializing and (of course) planning BOPs! When she’s not in lab, you can find her having a coffee in Darwin gardens or working at Darbar in the evening – come say hi :)
Environmental and Ethical Affairs Officer|
dcsa_green AT darwin.cam.ac.uk
Meg is in her first year of a PhD in Physics, investigating chemical sensing techniques using optical fibres. She is passionate about climate and environmental justice and ending fast fashion. You'll often find her enjoying a coffee in the Darwin garden – come say hi!
dcsa_events AT darwin.cam.ac.uk
Magda is a first-year PhD student in Biophysics in the Department of Chemistry (counterintuitive, we know) working on Parkinson’s Disease. She really believes that social life is as important as academic life (please don’t tell her PI) and loves meeting new people so if you haven’t spoken to her yet please do so!
dcsa_external AT darwin.cam.ac.uk
Naomi VAN DEN BERG
Naomi is a second year PhD making mathematical models about the (surprisingly sensational) social lives of microbes. In her free time, she likes to dance, draw, and look at whatever creatures float in the Cam waters through her microscope (a neat pandemic hobby although it may ruin your hobby of swimming in the Cam). You can always approach her for any neat ideas for swaps!.
dcsa_international AT darwin.cam.ac.uk
Fariza is a MPhil student in Conservation Leadership, who is interested in finding ways to ensure social equity and justice in wildlife conservation. During her free time, she enjoys swimming and spending time with her friends. You may find her drinking coffee or meditating on the college island – please come say hi!
Sports and Societies Officers|
dcsa_sports AT darwin.cam.ac.uk
Asmay is a second-year PhD student in bioelectronics, developing a micro-electromechanical systems platform to efficiently generate cellular immunotherapie.
dcsa_sports AT darwin.cam.ac.uk|
Chelsea is a third year PhD student in Computer Science working on verifying & automating mathematical proof. Outside of academia, she enjoys playing the violin, cycling, reading, baking and travel! If you have any ideas or questions, she's always up for a chat or tea/coffee break around Darwin.
Ex officio officers
College Council Representatives|
dcsa_council_reps AT darwin.cam.ac.uk
Iván is a first-year PhD student in Molecular Biology at the LMB, studying transcription. He has a deep addiction to mate, science policy, dipping in the Cam and all things Boca Juniors.
dcsa_council_reps AT darwin.cam.ac.uk|
Daniel is a third year PhD student at the Department of Medicine working on new therapeutics to treat lung cancer.
Bar Committee Chair|
dcsa_bar AT darwin.cam.ac.uk
Zoë is a third-year PhD in classics, she is researching the role of knowledge in theories of action in early Greek philosophy and science.
When she is not at the bar, she can be found climbing or discussing philosophy and/or politics over a coffee.
President of the Families Society|
dcsa_families AT darwin.cam.ac.uk