Meet the DCSA Executive Committee
dcsa_president AT darwin.cam.ac.uk
Hi! I’m Niamh and I’m a third year PhD student at the Department of Chemistry specialising in developing new carbon capture technology. Outside of my PhD, I enjoy socialising at Darbar, reading in the gardens and taking care of my many plant babies. If you have any ideas or questions for the DCSA and/or college, drop me a message so we can chat over a cup of tea/coffee!
dcsa_secretary AT darwin.cam.ac.uk
Hello everyone! I’m Toby Brann, a 3rd year PhD student applying computational methods to study the mobile DNA of parasites in the Department of Pathology, specifically schistosomiasis, or Bilharzia. Outside of work, I love any and all sports, having fenced, rowed and played football whilst in Darwin. I also organised last year's May Ball and if you want to get involved in planning the ball this year - come talk to me!
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.
Admiral of the Punts|
dcsa_punts AT darwin.cam.ac.uk
Tobi is a final year PhD student at the Wellcome Sanger Institute (about 10 miles south of Cambridge) working on understanding the genetic mechanisms of Crohn's disease via single cell RNA sequencing. Any questions about the punt club drop me a message!
dcsa_bame AT darwin.cam.ac.uk
Kang-Lung Lee is a first-year PhD student in the Department of Radiology. He is a consultant radiologist and a university lecturer at his institution and university in Taiwan. His research focuses on prostate imaging and medical utilization, aiming at reducing the inequalities and barriers to accessing medical services. During his free time, he likes to work out in the gym, swim, and travel.
dcsa_coms AT darwin.cam.ac.uk
I’m Harrison, a 3rd year PhD student in the Film & Screen department studying depictions of labour and gender in New Hollywood cinema. Outside of my work (if you can really call watching movies all day work), I love going to pub quizzes and hanging out in DarBar. As the Communications Officer, I’m always up for a chat!
dcsa_disabilities AT darwin.cam.ac.uk
Jenny has been part of Darwin since January 2021 and is working towards a PhD in the Use-Less Group in the Engineering Department (we know, it’s an awful pun). Her PhD is working to understand if net-zero emissions proposals are actually feasible.
dcsa_ents AT darwin.cam.ac.uk
The DCSA is currently lacking one of its Entertainments officers — if you're interested in joining, contact the secretary or president.
dcsa_ents AT darwin.cam.ac.uk|
Hello! I am Shrankhla, a first year PhD student working in Computer Lab exploring applications of machine learning in mental health. Outside of academia I enjoy walking around town and trying new cafes and pubs. Find me in Darwin if there's anything I can help you with.
Environmental and Ethical Affairs Officer|
dcsa_green AT darwin.cam.ac.uk
Hi! I’m Joshua, a first year Physics PhD specialising in modelling the plasma physics in a Tokamak fusion reactor. I’m from Aotearoa/New Zealand with a passion for climate justice and sustainable energy. You’ll probably catch me jamming in the music room or enjoying a drink at DarBar!
dcsa_events AT darwin.cam.ac.uk
Hello! I'm Edouard, a second year PhD student studying exoplanet atmospheres at the Institute of Astronomy. Outside work, I enjoy college sport, reading, baking and socialising around Darwin. Come say hi!
dcsa_external AT darwin.cam.ac.uk
Maroof Rafique is pursuing Master of Law (LLM) and is an active member of Cambridge community. From arranging the highest number of formal swaps in a single term to hosting other colleges with a short Darwin tour, Maroof is always on the go to help Darwinians in any way he can!
dcsa_families AT darwin.cam.ac.uk
Chen is a second-year PhD student at the Institute for Manufacturing (IfM) at the Department of Engineering. He worked in the engineering and management of industrial automation and industrial intelligence for over 12 years, mostly in China and Africa and for a short time in the US. Chen lives with his wife and two daughters in Cambridge. His daughters study at a local primary school. They enjoy their stay here.
dcsa_international AT darwin.cam.ac.uk
Salome Afua ADDO
Salomey Afua Addo is a second year PhD student at the Computer Lab. Her research work is focused on understanding how young people improve their understanding of Artificial Neural Networks using Physical Computing. Salomey has a keen interest in equal access in education and recognises the importance of equipping children with digital skills and knowledge for a better future. She has a rich international exposure, and she is keen on learning more about different cultures across the world. She loves reading novels and taking walks in nature in her leisure time.
dcsa_lgbtq AT darwin.cam.ac.uk
Hey everyone! I'm Joe and I'm the Q+ officer. I'm a second-year Linguistic student studying things we don't say, but imply. Usually, I am reading between the lines, but when not, I'm either in the sauna or drinking coffee on the patio.
Sports and Societies Officers|
dcsa_sports AT darwin.cam.ac.uk
Callum is a first year PhD student studying cancer biology, focusing on paediatric lymphoma. An aquatic sports enthusiast, Callum also plays on the university water polo team so you can often find him struggling to stay afloat in one of Cambridge’s many paddling pools.
dcsa_sports AT darwin.cam.ac.uk|
The DCSA is currently lacking a second Sports and Societies officer — if you're interested in joining, contact the secretary or president.
dcsa_welfare AT darwin.cam.ac.uk
Sofia Dartnell is a Zoology PhD student focused on bumblebee conservation. She is currently studying bumblebee brood parasites, or cuckoos. When she isn’t out catching bees, you can find Sofia singing, salsa dancing, or punting with friends. She is always up for a chat over tea, feel free to reach out!
dcsa_welfare AT darwin.cam.ac.uk|
The DCSA is currently lacking a Men's Welfare officer — if you're interested in joining, contact the secretary or president.
dcsa_women AT darwin.cam.ac.uk
Hello! I’m Bea, a third-year PhD student in the Department of Materials Science, where I study light-responsive orange goo for solar-energy storage. When I’m not in the lab, I love spending time in the great outdoors or cooking up a feast for my friends. I’m always open for a chat over a hot drink if you ever have any concerns
College Council Representatives|
dcsa_council_reps AT darwin.cam.ac.uk
Pjotr VAN DER JAGT
Hi all! I'm Pjotr, a PhD student in genetics working on evolution (something with Darwin?). I spend a lot of my free time on the football field with the men's team of Darwin FC, on the river in one of Darwin's kayaks, or in my kitchen trying to cook something fun (36% success rate).
dcsa_council_reps AT darwin.cam.ac.uk|
Michael is a final year PhD student working in the field of computational oncology. He enjoys the outdoors and student life in Darwin in all its facets.
Bar Committee Chair|
dcsa_bar AT darwin.cam.ac.uk
Patrick is a third year PhD student in Classics, he studies the formation of political borders during the Hellenistic Period. You can find him mulling over all things ancient at Darbar where he regularly pulls pints and is well known for creating a flawless Baby Guinness. He also loves running and reading (although not at the same time - that's difficult!).