The Committee 2017-09-22T08:25:48+00:00

The MCR Committee standing orders can be accessed here


The Kellogg MCR Committee (2017-2018)


Claire Macht – President

Claire Macht


Claire Macht is a third year DPhil student whose topic in medieval history has absolutely nothing to do
with her previous work experience in the biotechnology industry. Claire hails from a variety of places, including BC, NB, BRS, LDN, YT, SD, and MUC. (Prizes in the form of homebaking will be given for correctly identifying all those locations.) She has gone running at least once in all these places, and cultivated useful skills such as chainsaw sharpening and how to thread a Steenbeck. She can usually be found in the nearest library, kitchen, or footpath and is happy to talk with you about any of your concerns, including the use of the Oxford comma.


Robin Ankele – Vice President

Robin Ankele

Robin is a third year DPhil student in Computer Science fighting with unicorns and dragons to provide more secure and privacy-preserving communications in the Internet. Born and raised in Austria, although soon after he finished his bachelor he started traveling the world and lived in places like Switzerland and Belgium, and now, the UK.

As this year’s vice president, he leaves the bureaucratic handling with college officials to Claire (he’s sure she’s doing a fabulous job; though will help out on any front, if necessary) and intends to focus on the wishes and needs of all Kellogg students to make this year the best in Kellogg. He’ll especially focus to get our new student-run bar from its baby steps and chair this year’s college ball.

Not new to the committee, as he served as one of last year’s social secs, he enjoys to organise events like college bar crawls, beer tastings and bbq’s. On a more sporty side he can be found cycling or longboarding around Oxford, playing football or sometimes falling from the sky. Feel free to speak to him at any time in college, or catch a beer with him (of course, a Belgium one).


Raees Chowdhury – Academic Officer (position will be up for election in MT17)

Raees Chowdhury


Hi team! I’m Raees, an MPhil Economics student as many of you know, and to those that don’t I’m your academic officer for 2017. Expect library book request systems, informal cross-curriculum seminars at Kellogg, academic families and much more. Feel free to get in touch for anything academic or non! –





Alexa Walbrodt – Arts & Culture Officer (position will be up for election in MT17)


She is cool.





Simona Sulikova – Charities and Campaigns (position will be up for election in MT17)



Simona has worked with RAG to organise Jailbreak, some small events and raids, and is now a masters student in Environmental Change and Management. As the Charities and Campaigns Officer, she hopes to raise awareness about environmental issues, homelessness and anything else the college is interested in.





Katherine Newell – Communications Officer

Hey guys! I’m Katherine a second year DPhil student in Population Health. I’m your Communications Officer meaning it’s my job to get all MCR related news and events to you and manage our MCR Facebook page. When I am actually in Oxford and not travelling the world which seems to make up a large part of my DPhil, I am usually found outside running, at Kellogg guest night dinners, or chilling at the Wine Cafe. I hope to properly meet those of you that don’t know me at our MCR events throughout the year!




Max Igl- Development Officer


I’m a second year CDT DPhil student in Machine Learning and enjoy dancing (Tango Argentino) and rowing when I’m not working. Last year I was social sec but decided I wanted to do something more ‘behind the scenes’ this year.





Konpal Kaur – Domestic Officer – (position will be up for election in MT17)

She is cool.





Canelle Gueguen-Tail – Green Officer


She is cool.






Rivers Gambrell – International Students Representative (position will be up for election in MT17)


I’m Rivers, and I’m thrilled to be serving our diverse international student body for a second year. I’m reading for a DPhil in History, focusing on the American presidency and the politics of sport. Before coming to Oxford, I studied International Development Policy and Liberal Studies at Duke University. In addition to gridiron football (go Redskins!) I’m quite obsessed with my bulldog, skateboarding, painting/drawing cartoons, pubs that have wheat beer, and enjoying all the neato stuff that Oxford offers us. Please feel free to drop me a line any time with comments or suggestions on how we can make Kellogg a better place. I’m strongly committed to helping fellow students from all backgrounds, unless they’re Dallas Cowboys fans.


Kubi Kuecuek – IT Officer

Kubi Kuecuek


Busy with this server…. (I am the younger one in the photo, the left side)

Usually on some computers, he can fix your broken laptop or smartphone if you feed him with some nice food.

He does system security research, reading for DPhil in computer science.



Jacob Bollen – PGCE representative (position will be up for election in MT17)


It’s my duty to ensure the interests of the many PGCE students at Kellogg are represented during MCR committee meetings. This includes making sure there are adequate welfare, academic and social provisions for those on the PGCE course.

I’ll be found at the various Kellogg social events and playing for the MCR football team. Feel free to contact me with any concerns or feedback you have on the College’s provision. This can be done in person (I’m easily recognisable, I have a big ginger beard) or you can contact me via



Claire MacPherson – Secretary

Hi everyone, I’m Claire, the secretary of the MCR this year. As secretary, it’s my job to keep records, send out minutes, and make sure meetings run smoothly so that the MCR committee works effectively for all of Kellogg’s students. I’ll do my best to make sure that happens, and if there’s anything that you would like to see from the MCR then please get in touch:

I’m reading for an MPhil in Economics, after also studying economics for my undergrad at home in Scotland. In my spare time, I enjoy singing with the University Chorus, spending time outside, drinking wine and cooking, and usually some combinations of those too. For those of you who don’t know me, I hope to meet you at a guest night, bop or one of the many other Kellogg events over the coming year.

Sally Taylor – Social Secretary

Hello Kellogg! I am honoured to have joined the MCR committee as Social Secretary Officer and will do my best to represent the interests of part-time students. I’ve been studying as a part time student for some years now – currently for a DPhil in Archaeology, but before that I did an MSc at Oxford and Grad Diploma at UCL.

For the rest of the week I work for the Museum of Liverpool as an archaeologist – it’s cold and dirty work, but the fresh air is a great contrast to sitting in the library. Previously I worked for an adult training co-op (a social enterprise that recruits unemployed people and qualifies them as teachers).

Kellogg can be ‘home from home’ for part-timers whist we’re here, but we need more support to make this happen. Please email me at with your suggestions and ideas for what you would like to see introduced. I’m planning a formal survey of students (jointly with the Kellogg Fellow responsible for part-timers) but requests made now can be worked on straight away. Thanks, Sally.


Bastiaan van Dalen – Social Secretary


Bastiaan is one of the best friend you can have in Oxford. Last year he organized tons of events without even a committee position. If you wanna get involved to Oxford life and events during 2017-2018, be close to Bastiaan, he will take you to all cool dinners around.

Major contribution; He rescued Tony the Tiger from Brasenose college.

Known for; social dinners nearly in every college.



Leda Bousiakou – Social Secretary


She is cool.

Sports Officer – Tim Yandle


I am an MPhil Economics Student and sports enthusiast. If you’re interested in getting involved with anything from rowing to squash don’t hesitate to let me know!





Alex Copestake – Treasurer

Hey folks, I’m Alex the Treasurer – it’s my job to manage the MCR’s finances and the Ball budget. We’re always trying to find money to support people with ideas for improving student life here, so if you have an idea for an event/society/purchase then make sure to get in touch with me or Claire!

I’m studying for a DPhil in Economics, and spend much of the rest of my time playing hockey, football, kayaking, mountain-climbing, listening to audiobooks on the future of humanity and monologuing about political philosophy. If you ask me for an interesting fact about myself, I’d probably say that I (was once) the Junior World Bog Snorkelling Triathlon Champion (seriously – google it, bog snorkelling actually exists and is hilarious).


Anne Nierobisch – Welfare and Equality Officer


Hi everyone!

I am Anne, this year’s Health and Welfare Officer. My job is it to help you if you experience any problems during your time at Kellogg.
I know from personal experience how quickly problems can arise and overwhelm you during your studies –
so please feel to contact me at, if there is something troubling you!

Off duty, I am a DPhil Student in the Biomedical sciences, who loves singing and dancing.
If you hear someone in singing (especially musical numbers) in Kellogg, that’s probably me. Applause would be appreciated, but is not a must 😉
When I am not at college, I am off travelling and discovering this world’s beauty. Current dream goal: the Grand Canyon and the Antelope Canyon in Arizona, US!