Meet the committee

Our wonderful committee (including individual contact details):

President

Hey, I’m Joy and I’m your JCR President! I’m a second-year studying law, and my go-to ‘fun fact about myself’ is that I’m from Australia !! My job is to represent you by making sure your views/concerns/ideas are heard by the Fellows and staff on various college committees. I also work closely with the rest of the lovely JCR committee to make the changes you want to see around college. Basically, I’m here to help you – so if you have any questions or concerns, or just want to talk to someone, you can find me in V14, message me on Facebook, or email me at joy.jia@qjcr.org.uk and if I can’t help, I’ll able to point you in the direction of someone who can so don’t be afraid to ask.

Joy Jia

Vice-President External

Hi, I’m Liv Cowgill and I’m Vice President External! I’m a second-year studying History and Politics, meaning that, as someone whose degree is made up, I have a lot of spare time on my hands to answer any questions you need. I attend fortnightly CUSU council and College Forum meetings, and weekly JCR Committee meetings, as well as other meetings with members of the governing body in Queens’. Now! That’s What I Call A Lot Of Meetings. Haha. Anyway, if you have any questions about what I do or how you can get involved then send me an email at ogc24@cam.ac.uk, or attend my weekly drop-in sessions in W5 at 1-2pm every Monday! For any of your who don’t want to talk face-to-face about issues or can’t make it to drop in sessions, there will soon be an anonymous submissions page on the website!

Liv Cowgill

Vice-President Internal

Hey, I’m Tomos. I’m your Vice-President Internal (which among some other admin jobs, involves being the JCR’s treasurer). My roles include managing societies’ college funding, coordinating Queens’ stash and managing the JCR’s finances. I also use my JCR position to push for positive change in Queens’, so that the JCR deals with all your concerns and provides for all your needs.

When I’m not doing all of that I’m busy being an engineering student, learning to juggle, colour-coding my calendar and being Welsh. You can find me on Facebook and send me any questions regarding society funding, stash or JCR dealings and I will get back to you with an answer! 😊

Tomos Wood

Secretary

Hey! I’m Zeb, the JCR’s Secretary and Academics Officer. My role involves making sure the committee runs smoothly by keeping track of minutes and policy, communicating what the committee is up to to the students and generally keep things organised! As Academics officer I represent the student’s interests in making the college as healthy a working environment as possible. Besides my dutiful JCR responsibilities, I study Computer Science and make youtube videos (youtube.com/filmbyzeb for quality content). I also do some theatre stuff and make videos for Varsity (we’re always looking for more people if you’re interested!). If there’s anything you’d like to see the JCR discuss, shoot me a message and I’ll add it to the agenda! You can contact me at zeb.goriely@qjcr.org.uk or shout at me as I’m walking to brunch.

Zeb Goriely

Computer Officer

Hey hey! I’m George, a second year maths student at Queens’, and I’m your JCR Computer Officer.

Formally my role involves managing/building the JCR website, helping out with cybersecurity (drop me a message if you receive any dodgy looking emails), sorting out mailing lists, and helping out with any other IT/tech related issues (usually just pointing you in the direction of someone who can!).

Perhaps more importantly, I’m also another JCR Committee member interested in helping out wherever I can, so if you have any random queries (about anything at all) or think there’s something college could be doing better, feel free to contact me!

Email: george.molina-stubbs@qjcr.org.uk

George Molina-Stubbs

Accommodation and Environmental Officer

Hello! I’m Freddy, a first year economics student at Queens’, and I’m your JCR Accommodation and Environmental Officer 🙂

My role involves managing and dealing with any accommodation/environmental issues you might have during your time here at Queens’. With any such query/issue that may come up during the following year, be it heating, lighting, recycling, living, storage (although not international storage ‘cuz then you can ask Pimmy!!) etc., do feel free to contact me at your convenience. I’m also responsible when it comes to any queries in regard to the new Ballot system and representing your views as students regarding this exciting topic!

However, I’m also another JCR Committee member interested in helping out wherever I can, so if you have any random queries (about anything at all) or think there’s something college could be doing better, feel free to contact me!
Email: bengt.lofgren@qjcr.org.uk

Bengt “Freddy” Lofgren

Food Steward

As steward, my job is to be the link between the JCR and the catering department. If you have any suggestions for/issues with the buttery, formals or food in the bar, then send me an email! I also organise the guest nights (super fancy formals) and Christmas formal, so look out for emails about them!

Wilfred Salmon

Access Officer


Hi there, I am Boo your new Access officer. I am a second-year student studying Natural Sciences from Bradford (one of our wonderful link districts) and my job is to ensure that people for all backgrounds have equal opportunities to apply, and get in, to Cambridge. Speaking from my own experience, applying to Cambridge can be scary and confusing particularly if you do not know people who have been/ can support. However, the good news is that what the whole access team are here for! Each Cambridge college has a number of link districts who they support by running access events and being in contact with schools, our link districts are Kent, Havering and Bradford. We therefore do a lot of work to support students from these areas such as running an annual roadshow in which we speak to thousands of students about Cambridge. We also act as a great first-contact to any student (especially those from one of these areas) who is thinking of applying to Cambridge. On top of this I also work with the access team to run and organise events such as open days and also the interviews which aim to make sure that every student feels at home at Queens’.

Boo Hinton

Women’s Representative

Hey, I’m Esther and I’m currently a first-year PBS student from London and your new JCR Women and Non-Binary Officer! My main role is to ensure that the voices of Women and Non-Binary people are heard and represented in college. I run the feminist society meetings and the related Facebook and twitter pages for Queens’ students. My main aim in this role is to ensure Intersectionality, Inclusivity and Intimacy (unity) amongst the Queens’ community. I am here to support you as well as signpost you to available resources to help with any worries and problems you may encounter in Cambridge in relation to your gender. Please do not hesitate to message me or email me at esther.ademeno@qjcr.org.uk if you want to talk or have any questions!

Esther Ademeno

BME Officer

Hi! I’m Victoria, I study Geography, and I am this year’s Black & Minority Ethnic Officer.
I am from a multicultural area in London in which 100 different languages are spoken. With this background I am culturally aware and empathetic when it comes to the many cultures and religions that intersect to make up the identity of BME students at Cambridge.

My role as BME Officer is to continue the efforts to make Queens’ as inclusive and accepting as possible by organising and delivering fresh and innovative events and projects throughout the year.

The BME community at Queens’ is particularly friendly and caring and they were paramount in helping me to settle into college life when I first arrived at Queens’ as a fresher. I hope that through the various social and educational events held throughout the year the Queens’ BME community will become more cohesive.

Lastly, remember that as a BME student your thoughts and opinions are valid and necessary here. Don’t hesitate to contact me for any reason! My email is Victoria.Ayodeji@qjcr.org.uk

Victoria Ayodeji

Internationals Officer

Hello, I’m Pimmy, I come from Thailand and I’m your Internationals Officer! My role is to represent internationals’ views in college, organise (and maximise!!) storage over the holidays and keep people updated on any international-related issues. My job also entails bringing the international community closer together, whether that be through freshers’ events, formals or swaps. Being far from home, especially in a new country, can be daunting, but I’m here to try make this process as comfortable as possible for everyone. If you have any queries or suggestions, please shoot me an email at: pimmy.soongswang@qjcr.org.uk

Pimmy Soongswang

LGBT+ Representative

To be completed

Julie Luebken

Welfare Officer

Why hello there,My name’s Hannah and I’m one of your Welfare Officers. My job is to dish out sexual health supplies and sanitary products to any and all who need them and to generally give support;being that shoulder to cry on if you need it. I can also give you some guidance on which fellows to go to if you’re dealing with more complicated issues and sit in on meetings to make sure your welfare isn’t being negatively affected. I’m also one of your representatives on the JCR when something in college is bothering you. Please come to me if anything’s on your mind; the workload here is a lot so I can give you a space to get away from it all. Plus, I know how magnified other problems can get in the intensive Cambridge environment; I’ve had to juggle a long distance relationship, family troubles, anxiety and depression as well as the normal stuff:Who will I be friends with? Can I get my work done?To conclude my rambling I want to say no problem is trivial – if you’re upset, I’m here for you with a cup of tea ready.You can do it. I believe in you.Cariad Mawr xxx

Hannah Matthews

Welfare Officer


Stephen Carter is my name. Education is my subject. Welfare officer is my role. X5 is my room. Sc2053 is my camID.

As your welfare officer, I see my role as twofold. To look after the health and happiness of the Queens’ community on the whole, which i will do by holidjg welfare and chills every week, giving out free sexual health supplies (including condoms, lube and pregnancy tests), arranging STD testing for bops and bounce, organising welfare weekend during the summer term, working to brung some form of arts therapy, and presiding over the welfare mailing list.

The second role is to provide a caring and listening ear for any individual in college who wants to raise any issue to me. I will be ready and willing to listen to you and help you work through any problems you might be having.

Lots of love.

Stephen Carter

Disabilities Officer

Hello! My name is Abi and I’m currently the JCR’s Disabilities Officer. In general, my role involves representing the views of disabled students, on an individual and collective basis, and to distribute any information which may be helpful. Yet, I am also here and happy to support you if you feel as though a long-term health condition or disability (not confined to the legal definition of disability) is affecting you in any way during your time here. I’ve had a really positive experience at Queens’ so far and I’m keen to help make sure this is the case for everyone!

Please feel free to get in touch or message at any time (abi.smith@qjcr.org.uk), whether it’s just for quick chat over something that is bothering you or for help finding the right people to talk to about any concerns. No issue is too small! Equally, if you have any ideas about how to make Queens’ more accessible for everyone, I’d love to hear them!

Abi Smith

Sports and Societies Officer

Armaan Kamerkar is the new QEnts VP and Sports & Societies Officer. He’s a second-year engineer and a humble resident of W4. Among his interests are squash, music, interesting haircuts and acquiring new posters for my room.

His aims for this year include starting a JCR sports newsletter, and reviving QEnts with the aid of my sidekick and boss Joe Taylor.

Armaan is passionate about his role and you can always email him at armaan.kamerkar@qjcr.org.uk, or preferably message him on Facebook.

Armaan Kamerkar

QEnts President


I’m Joe and I study maths and I’m your QEnts President! That means that most non-arts related events are organised by yours truly.

I imagine most of you are quite shocked as to why the JCR has 2 presidents on it. That is because I am merely a bystander in the student politics enfolding in those meetings. I am the president of the QEnts committee, the JoeCR if you will, and over the next year will be guiding them through the mist of risk assessments, contracts and bank accounts to provide you with the Friday evenings off work you deserve!!!

Furthermore, we organise the May Week Garden Party/BBQ called Bounce.

Feel free to contact me and I’ll do my best to answer or direct you to the proper committee member. My email is joe.taylor@qjcr.org.uk

Joe Taylor

First Year Representative

To be completed

Greg Holyoke

First Year Representative

To be completed

Tessa Hall