Meet Our Callers

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Molly Ghinn (2nd Year Psychological and Behavioural Sciences)

Best thing about Emma

The community spirit that transcends across year groups! (Also the curly fries in Hall!!)

Favourite place in college

The Old JCR because it’s so homely and I have fond memories of rehearsing for one of the ADC’s fresher’s shows in there.

Hobbies and interests

I’ve really enjoyed taking up coxing since coming to Cambridge and have found Emma Boat Club to be such a warm group of people. I’m also passionate about performing arts and have directed and performed in a few shows at the ADC Theatre as well as loving singing in Emma Chorus.

What are you most looking forward to?

Chatting with alumni and finding out how much (or how little!) Emma has changed over the years.

Interesting Fact

When I was 17 I had an article published in The Psychologist magazine.

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Francesca Mann (2nd Year English)

Best thing about Emma

The friendly and supportive atmosphere – I’ve never felt more at home anywhere else.

Favourite place in college

The Paddock – you forget you’re in the middle of a city when sat by the pond surrounded by ducks!

Hobbies and interests

I’ve loved being involved with the theatre since I started my time at Cambridge, having directed a few productions along with writing and creating a couple of online shows for the ADC Theatre over the past few months.

What are you most looking forward to?

I love engaging with new people in discussions about shared experiences, and so I am most looking forward to hearing any interesting insights from Emma’s alumni about their time at the college.

Interesting Fact

I can play ‘We Will Rock You’ on the drums thanks to a Grade 1 qualification in the instrument. Sadly, my drumming career never took off.

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Harriet Hards (3rd Year HSPS)

Best thing about Emma

The best thing about Emma is the lovely community of people that we have here. From other students to the fellows and our wonderful porters, everyone is always very friendly.

Favourite place in college

My favourite place in college is the Paddock because I love the view of Hostel at dusk with the ducks waddling across the grass.

Hobbies and interests

I enjoy getting involved in student politics and organising college events through my role as ECSU President. I also really love cinema and going running around Cambridge.

What are you most looking forward to?

I’m really looking forward to hearing from alumni about their favourite memories of college and seeing what it was like to be at Cambridge across different points in time.

Interesting Fact

When I was 7, I did voiceovers for a few episodes of a children’s cartoon TV programme and for a DVD teaching English as a foreign language.

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Melissa Haynes Agoro (3rd Year Natural Sciences)

Best thing about Emma

It’s a beautiful place to live and study and the people at Emma make it a really positive and friendly community.

Favourite place in college

Front Court – because I always bump into people I haven’t seen in a while.

Hobbies and interests

I’m a bit of a foodie so I love cooking for myself and other people and trying out new recipes. I also enjoyed rowing last year and to relax I like to read or listen to podcasts. When I’m home in London I like to take advantage of student discounts to visit art galleries and the theatre.

What are you most looking forward to?

Hearing some really interesting stories and thoughts from alumni.

Interesting Fact

I went through a phase of only wearing colour coordinated outfits and my favourite purple one was spotted and got me photographed for a children’s magazine.

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Eleanor Brendon (2020 Postgraduate, Management Studies Tripos)

Best thing about Emma

The relaxed, laid-back atmosphere and the friendly porters.

Favourite place in college

The bar.

Hobbies and interests

I do quite a bit of sport, though all very casual! I rowed with W4 in May Bumps and played netball, and recently I’ve started running regularly. I also enjoy watching Spanish Netflix shows (while telling myself it’s useful language practice).

What are you most looking forward to?

I’m looking forward to chatting with and getting to know new people, both alumni and other student callers.

Interesting Fact

I spent 9 months living in northern Spain in an area known for its wine!

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Louis Dexter (3rd Year HSPS)

Best thing about Emma

All the lovely people!

Favourite place in college

The college pool, when it’s open.

Hobbies and interests

I enjoy doing yoga and swimming, and I also got into oil painting in lockdown.

What are you most looking forward to?

Working with a lovely team of people and getting to hear from alumni.

Interesting Fact

I spent 3 weeks teaching in rural China last summer!

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Ollie Stubbs (2nd Year Maths)

Best thing about Emma

I think the best things about Emma are the amazing friendly people and the atmosphere that that creates in the college. I was told before I joined that Emma was the friendly college and I’ve certainly found that to be the case.

Favourite place in college

I love the bench overlooking the pond because I’m a big fan of the ducks.

Hobbies and interests

Since joining Emma I have really enjoyed playing mixed netball and will be captaining the second team next year. I’ve also started playing squash for the first time in my life which has been a great experience.

What are you most looking forward to?

Definitely speaking to some really interesting people and hearing how the college has changed (or stayed the same) since they were here.

Interesting Fact

I’ve hiked up a 4566m high mountain (mt Meru in Tanzania).

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Isabel Pötzsch (3rd year Biological Natural Sciences - Zoology)

Best thing about Emma

My favourite thing about Emma is the community – I really feel like I have found a second family and friends for life. The students and staff are just so caring and lovely.

Favourite place in college

The oriental plane in the Fellows’ garden, I just find the tree awe-inspiring.

Hobbies and interests

I enjoy singing, going to the theatre and art museums, ballroom dancing and embroidering. My passions include languages, conservation and Bioinformatics.

What are you most looking forward to?

I am very excited to hear about what Emma was like when the alumni attended and how they experienced their time there.

Interesting Fact

I am the proud owner of a small typewriter collection.

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Katie Devey (3rd Year, Education)

Best thing about Emma

Cliché as it is, the friendly atmosphere (and also Emma Bar).

Favourite place in college

Front Court – that view just never gets old!

Hobbies and interests

I love all things theatre and comedy.

What are you most looking forward to?

I am looking forward to chatting to lots of new people!

Interesting Fact

I am a member of the Cambridge Footlights.

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Bella Padt, (2020 Postgraduate, Geography)

Best thing about Emma

Emma has such a friendly, fun and family-like atmosphere. I’ve had a blast these past few years and met many incredible people. My best memories are of Paddock dinners in summer or evenings spent in the bar with friends.

Favourite place in college

The Bar (especially when dressed-up for bar extensions)

Hobbies and interests

I really enjoy anything active. I played for the university women’s hockey Blues team and 2nds for rugby (having never played before my final year!)

What are you most looking forward to?

I look forward to having many interesting conversations with Emma alumni, particularly hearing stories of their time at college (perhaps even compare experiences)!

Interesting Fact

I addressed Sir Steve Redgrave in a public speech!

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Meg Webb (4th Year Music)

Best thing about Emma

The sense of family, inclusivity, and community.

Favourite place in college

Under the wisteria in New Court during the summer

Hobbies and interests

Singing in a lot of chapel choirs, going for walks to Grantchester, and working the college bar!

What are you most looking forward to?

Connecting with Emma members of all ages and matriculation years, and hearing the stories they have to tell.

Interesting Fact

I have over 40 different types of tea in my tea collection!

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Lucas Pangaro (2nd Year, History)

Best thing about Emma

The spontaneity of there always being something fun or rewarding to do, and someone to do it with.

Favourite place in college

Wilberforce Road Sports Ground.

Hobbies and interests

Football (I’m ECAFC Secretary), golf, squash, organising events, socialising with friends.

What are you most looking forward to?

Learning about the experiences of past alumni and how Emma has changed over time. The team spirit with the other student callers.

Interesting Fact

I’m the only Argentine student (as far as I know!) currently at Emma.

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Max Long (3rd Year PhD, History)

Best thing about Emma

The huge plane tree.

Favourite place in college

Definitely the swimming pool!

Hobbies and interests

I’m a keen hiker, and I love traveling by train.

What are you most looking forward to?

I’m really curious to hear about different people’s trajectories since they left Emma.

Interesting Fact

I was born in Spain, and only moved to the UK when I was eighteen. Although my parents are from the UK and speak English at home, my brother and I have always conversed in Spanish.

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Lucy Mahony (2020 Postgraduate, Natural Sciences - Biological)

Best thing about Emma

Definitely the people and the friendly atmosphere.

Favourite place in college

Paddock in spring with ducklings.

Hobbies and interests

Listening to music, running, and wild swimming.

What are you most looking forward to?

Connecting with the extended Emma community.

Interesting Fact

I’ve recently started metal detecting, and I’m loving it!