Committee members

We are the current Sidney Sussex MCR committee for 2021-22. We not only organise a lot of social and welfare events for you but also sit in on college committees and the SU and are your contact people for anything you’d like to raise with them. 

Please get in touch with any of us if you have any questions or concerns. We also have some unoccupied committee roles so also get in touch if you are interested in joining us!

The Sidney Sussex MCR is governed by a constitution which can be read here: Sidney Sussex MCR Constitution.

You can find more information about what we do on the Sidney Sussex Website.

Jinal Dadiya - President (she/her)

Jinal is a PhD Student at the Faculty of Law. Along with the rest of the committee, she works towards making the MCR a safe, inclusive, and fun space for graduate students at Sidney.

Ignacio Andreu Angulo - Vice President (he/him)

Hi! I am a fourth year PhD Student in the Engineering Department. I am from Spain but I studied in the US. This year I will be working very closely with the president to ensure the MCR run smoothly. Organising committee meetings and helping with the social formals and the welfare events. Also, stash!!

Sudipta Mukherjee - Treasurer (he/him)

PhD student in Developmental Biology. I am a second-year graduate student in Life Sciences, in the (1+3 year) Developmental mechanisms programme, currently based in the Franze lab at the Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience (PDN). I am from India, did my undergrad in Kolkata and masters in Mumbai.

Carla Plieth - External Officer (she/her)

PhD Candidate, Centre for Research in Children’s Literature, Faculty of Education. I'm Carla and the External Officer this year, after having served as the Welfare (and partly Women's) officer last year. I can often be found reading and am always up to chat about childhood favourite books, literature, or theatre. I will be representing the MCR on the SU committee and working with them on University-wide student concerns.

Tom Coxon - IT Officer (he/him)

MRes Student, Engineering Department. Here to help maintain smooth operation of the MCR IT systems.

Tony Harris - Deputy IT Officer (he/him)

Mature PhD Student, Anglo Saxon Norse and Celtic Department (ASNaC). Tony has successfully defended his PhD on early medieval chronology and is waiting to graduate. He is a self confessed 'rowing nut' and National Rowing Umpire and in the first year of his PhD he coached Sidney Sussex Men's First Eight. Before coming to Cambridge, Tony was at Oxford where he read English (when not rowing) also as a mature student and following that an MA in Medieval Studies is from the University of Reading. Prior to moving to the 'dark side' of medievalism, Tony was a computer scientist for more years than he cares to remember. If you need authenticating to the website for events bookings and/or the MCR mailing list then contact us via the general address and we will do our best to help.

Nicole Sithole - Welfare Officer (she/her)

PhD student, Faculty of History. I am from Zimbabwe and did my Bachelor’s in International Relations and Master’s in History from the University of Pretoria. I will be working alongside Priya as women’s officer and will be representing the needs of female members of the MCR in the college and on University-wide councils. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with me if you have any suggestions or concerns with issues related to this role.

Jedrek Jaworski - Welfare Officer

Welfare Officer and 3rd-year student at the MRC LMB studying cancer genetics. I am working to make sure you have as good and trouble-free time at Sidney as possible. However, if you get too close, you may end up playing volleyball!

Ottoline Mary - LGBTQ+ Officer (she/her)

I've just arrived in Cambridge to start an MPhil in Development Studies, aiming to work on the dismantling of illicit trade networks in Southeast Asia. As LGBTQ Officer, my goal will be to organise social events, hopefully providing safe spaces for members of the Sidney LGBTQ community and their allies to meet up!

Elisa Merlini -Social Media Officer (she/her)

I am a second year PhD student in Clinical Neurosciences and I joined Sidney Sussex right in the middle of the pandemic, after completing my MPhil in Neuro. I joined the MCR committee to work as social media manager, so feel free to bombard me with your best Sidney pictures to share online!

Charlie Barker - Social Officer (he/him)

Charlie is a fourth year PhD student in Biology and he is a great guy in general

Ines Horvath Menih - Social Officer

Katherine Hartzenberg - Women and Non-binary Officer

Hi there! I am Katherine (she/her) and I am one of the Women’s and Non-binary Officers. I come from South Africa and am studying an MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development. My role serves as a point of contact for any issues facing women and non-binary individuals. I aim to promote equality and equity at the college and support a safe space to discuss and address issues. I am, together with Julia, my co-Women’s and Non-binary officer, committed to promoting women and non-binary empowerment, and we hope to host several events addressing this during our tenure. My current project aims to improve safety at night and focuses (amongst other issues) on the lack of adequate street lighting around Cambridge. Please do not hesitate to contact me to raise any issues, both individual and relating to the broader Sidney community.

Dugie Graham-Campbell - Freshers' Rep

Sivaloganathan Kumaran - Freshers' Rep

Priya Khan - Women's Officer (she/her)