Exec Committee

Welcome to the current LMH Executive Committee. If you have any questions pertaining to their respective areas of responsibility, feel free to contact the appropriate person!

MCR Presidents | president-mcr@lmh.ox.ac.uk
Michael John Katsillis
Michael is a third-year DPhil Candidate in Sociology, examining the role of something called Shadow Education in another thing called the Educational Achievement Process. He also has degrees in Mathematics and Social Research Methods and Statistics.

When you can’t find him singing too loudly or playing a guitar, he might be doodling something in a sketchbook or fiddling with a camera. An avid coffee addict drinker, Michael is almost always good for a chat.

Gordon Wilford
Gordon grew up outside of Washington DC and earned his undergrad degree in Classics and Philosophy at Williams College. He came to Oxford in 2017 to read for a BPhil in Philosophy. Gordon enjoys exploring the local pub scene and relaxing in the MCR when he isn’t thinking about Aristotle.


MCR Secretary | secretary-mcr@lmh.ox.ac.uk
Serene Siow
The mastermind behind the chirpy weekly newsletters you’ll be getting all term, Serene is a first year DPhil student in Experimental Psychology, with a love for languages, learning and (other people’s) babies. How do infant bilinguals learn their two languages in this weird and wonderful world of mixed languages? That’s what she’s here to find out.

A proud Slytherclaw, her Patronus is a fluffy Siberian cat.



MCR Treasurer | treasurer-mcr@lmh.ox.ac.uk
Clémence Hautefort
1st year MPhil student in European Politics, passionate about everything but non-passionating things. As your treasurer for 2019, I aim to support your MCR executive to make LMH your home in Oxford. Would you need anything, from a deeply desired particular snack to financial support for a specific activity/event, please come speak to me. With love, Clémence x


MCR Social Secretaries | social-mcr@lmh.ox.ac.uk
Lucia Staronova
  I’m originally from Slovakia, where I obtained BSc degree in Chemistry and Chemical technologies. Now I’m a 2nd year DPhil student in Synthetic Chemistry, therefore I spend loads of time playing in the lab. 😄 But in my free time I like socializing and spend so much time with my friends. In winter my favorite place are the mountains where I’m enjoying snowboarding and fun fact: I’m also a licensed snowboard instructor so if you want to learn don’t hesitate to contact me haha.
Ali Zilversmit
Hello! I’m a MPhil studying Modern Theology, concentrating in intersectional feminist approaches. I’m originally from San Francisco in the US and earned a BA in Philosophy and Religious Studies. I’m a major fan of art and am excited to have the Ashmolean. Besides that, in my free time I enjoy hanging out with lovely friends from LMH or feeding my coffee addiction at a cafe.


MCR Welfare Officers | welfare-mcr@lmh.ox.ac.uk
For general queries regarding welfare opportunities and events, we recommend that you contact the joint welfare-officer email listed above. However, if for any reason you would feel more comfortable discussing your matter with a specific welfare officer, we have also provided their personal emails below.
Güzin Yener
  Güzin was born and raised in Istanbul where she obtained her BA in Psychology and Comparative Literature and an MA in Cultural Studies (thesis on the construction of the self in Tibetan Buddhist and Western psychological traditions). Working as a psychotherapist in Turkey and reading for a second MA degree in Forensic Sciences and Psychology she continued training in different psychotherapy techniques, and then has worked as a psychotherapist and mental healthcare expert in Turkey, India, and Egypt, collaborating with government and NGO projects.
Alex Potonia
I am currently pursuing my MPP degree after finishing my research fellowship in Cambodia. There, I focused on the Royal Government’s energy and resource extraction policies, as this was my main interest at my previous university (St Andrews). In Cambodia, I also participated in drafting the Natural Resource and Environmental Code covering some aspects of strategic environmental assessment. While obtaining my MSc in Sustainable Development in Scotland, I focused on renewable energy and environmental impact assessment. Before going to the UK, I worked as an energy advisor back in Belarus, my home country, supervising foreign energy investments and renewable energy projects.