Armandina Almanza Gutierrez
President (Nov 2022- Nov 2023)
Armandina is working on a research project funded by the Wellcome Trust at the Autism Research Centre, University of Cambridge. She is also an Assistant Clinical Psychologist working in child and adolescent mental health services for the NHS.
Prior to coming to Cambridge, Armandina obtained an MA (Hons) in Psychology at the University of Edinburgh, and completed an MSc in Clinical Mental Health Sciences at University College London. She also worked in a study of childhood schizophrenia at Imperial College London.
Magali Itzai Soto Crisanto
Vice President (Nov 2022- Nov 2023)
Magali is currently studying an MPhil in Energy Technologies at the Engineering Department as a member of St. Edmunds College. Graduated with a First-Class Honours Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering at UDLAP (Universidad de las Americas Puebla, Mexico).
She is an enthusiastic and experienced woman with a strong interest in energy management and renewable energy. With nearly 10 years of work experience in the energy sector (electric and oil & gas) she specialized herself in drilling fluids, hydraulic modelling, rheology management, hydraulic data analysis and well construction processes. Currently member of St. Edmund’s rowing team and international volunteer for ASME's POWER Renewable Advanced Energy Systems.
Monserrat Corona Landa
Treasurer (Nov 2022- Nov 2023)
Monserrat is studying a one-year master's degree in finance at Judge Business school. Prior to Cambridge, she studied a bachelor's degree in accounting and finance at Tecnológico de Monterrey Campus Querétaro.
Additionally, she worked for 5 years at a Big four consulting firm in Mexico City within the mergers and acquisitions advisory segment, specifically business and intangible asset valuation.
Secretary (Nov 2022- Nov 2023)
Dina is a 3rd year PhD candidate at the Faculty of Education and a member of Hughes Hall. Her research explores how Mexican teachers understand and incorporate learning through play in urban and rural preschools. Additionally, she investigates how early childhood education and play within this space changed during the COVID-19 pandemic and after returning to school.
Before Cambridge, she collaborated on several higher education and EdTech projects at the University of Amsterdam, Utrecht University, and Universidad Tecmilenio in Mexico.
Gretel Cuevas Verdin
Cultural Officer (Nov 2022- Nov 2023)
Gretel, born in 1998, is a Mexican writer and journalist. She has a B.A. in Political Science and Government from Bryn Mawr College, PA, in the United States. She specialized in public policy and comparative politics at the University of Pennsylvania and the London School of Economics in the U.K.
In 2020, after completing her B.A., she received the prestigious Watson Fellowship, which took her on a one-year solo journey around the world, traveling through, Africa, the Middle East, Europe, and Asia, working on her collective narratives project. She is currently pursuing an MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University.
Elías Rafael Ruiz-Morales
Social Officer (Nov 2022- Nov 2023)
Elías is a second year PhD student in Genomics at the Sanger Institute | University of Cambridge. He applies single-cell and spatial transcriptomics to study the host-pathogen interactions in the maternal-foetal interface in humans.
Prior to coming to Cambridge, Elias obtained a bachelor's degree (Hons) in Genomic Sciences at the UNAM. He did his BSc's 4th year in the Helmholtz Zentrum München, Germany.
Elizabeth Figueroa Juarez
Academic Officer (Nov 2022- Nov 2023)
Elizabeth is undertaking a 4-year PhD programme in Metabolic and cardiovascular disease. Her research interests include adipose tissue metabolism, obesity, fibrosis, and extracellular matrix biology.
Prior to coming to Cambridge, Elizabeth studied at the chemistry faculty at UNAM and holds a MSc degree (honors) in Biomedicine from the medicine faculty at UNAM too. She also obtained an MRes degree in metabolic and cardiovascular disease from the University of Cambridge.
Nadia Guerrero Marquez
Welfare Officer (Nov 2022- Nov 2023)
Nadia is currently pursuing an MPhil in Real Estate Finance in the University of Cambridge, conducting research on the Mexican housing market.
Prior to that, undertook her undergrad studies in civil engineering at Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey in Mexico.
Her passions are dancing ballet, reading novels, family friends and doxies!
Pablo Torres Ferrera
IT and Communication’s Officer (Nov 2022- Nov 2023)
Pablo is a Visiting Research Fellow at the Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge. He works in the field of fibre-optics communication systems.
Prior to coming to Cambridge, Pablo worked as a Post-Doctoral Researcher at Politecnico di Torino, Italy, from 2017 to 2021. He earned a PhD in Electrical Engineering in 2017, from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM).
Pablo is passionate about digital technology, science, education, music, travelling and politics.
Miguel Angel Aleman Garcia
Sports Officer (Nov 2022- Nov 2023)
Miguel did a PhD in Organic Chemistry at the Chemistry Department, University of Cambridge, and is member of Darwin College. He focused his studies on the synthesis of interlocked molecules. He is back to Cambridge after a short stay in Basel, Switzerland working in the field of DNA nanotechnology.
Currently he is working in a biotech company in the area of DNA sequencing.
Prior to coming to Cambridge for the first time, he studied chemistry at the faculty of science at UDLAP (Universidad de las Americas Puebla, Mexico).