Meet the Callers

Read more about the current Newnham students who will enjoy talking to you during our 2024 Telephone Campaign:

Being part of the calling team is an inspiring two weeks for current students who are keen to learn from the life experiences of alumnae from all walks of life. During the campaign, some calls are screened for training purposes to help ensure our student callers are receiving the necessary support.

Here are a few fun facts about the students in this year’s calling team:


Hello! I’m a second year Human, Social and Political Sciences student, specialising in Sociology. Although I was raised in France, my mother’s Irish/American and my dad’s German. I love languages, sports, meeting new people, and coming up with some very questionable food combinations (but they’re all (mostly) edible, I promise!) I am this year’s Social Secretary for Newnham College Boat Club as well as Newnham’s Sports and Societies Officer.


I’m a third year Geography student, interested in all things environmental. I also love debating, swimming and playing college netball!


Hello! I’m about to head into my second year at Newnham to study Medicine. Though it keeps me busy enough, in my first year I dipped into all sorts and now am the Publicity Officer for Islamic Society and Newnham Akhawaat. I’m looking forward to getting to connect with our strong community of alumnae!


Hello! I am in my second year, studying Human, Social and Political Sciences. I have always enjoyed being politically engaged in my community, as demonstrated by my current role as Newnham’s JCR LGBTQ+ Officer, and my involvement in Newnham’s very own FemSoc, a feminist organising group. I am looking forward to speaking with some of the inspirational people that have come before me at Newnham, while supporting the future of the college.


Hi! I’m a second-year law student. Aside from my degree, I love music – I’ve been playing the flute for over a decade and have performed in a couple of concerts in the Newnham orchestra in the last year – and more craft-based hobbies such as crochet and knitting. I’m really looking forward to being involved in the campaign and getting the chance to talk with Newnham alumnae!


I am a third-year History student. I have loved being part of the University Riding Club since starting Cambridge, and have learnt horse riding from scratch. Aside from history and horses, I am very interested in fashion, literature, art, and photography. I really enjoyed being involved with the Charity Fashion Show this Lent, and I hope to explore this area more in my dissertation on English Women’s fashion in the eighteenth century. I look forward to learning more about Newnham’s alumnae and talking to them about their own hobbies and interests.


Hello! I’m an incoming second-year History student. I love being at Newnham and having the opportunity to try new things like rowing and frisbee, as well as joining Newnham book club. My other interests include cats, baking and watching tv. I’m really excited be a part of the telephone campaign team and having the opportunity to talk to alumnae about their experience at our college.


I’m a second year Historian from Germany. I’m especially interested in (medieval and early modern) British, political and military history. In my downtime I like to read – especially fantasy books – do sports and knit. I’m looking forward to learning about alumnae experiences while giving them (hopefully) interesting insights into Newnham-life today.


Hi! I am a second year undergraduate Law student, who is interested in International and Human Rights Law. Outside of my degree, I love to bake and to row. I am currently Lower Boats Captain for Newnham College Boat Club, and am looking forward to teaching novices to row in Michaelmas term! This summer, I have been mentoring summer school students, which has been a fantastic experience, and allowed me to finally tap into my creative side, with lots of painting and games!


I’m going into my final year studying English at Cambridge and it’s been an absolute blast in the past two years. Coming from the beautiful island country of Taiwan, my academic interests involve Asian diasporic writing and ecocriticism. In my spare time I can be found running events, doing creative photoshoots and nerding out over tech.


I’m a Maths student who’s just finished my first year here at Newnham. I have loved being involved in hockey. I am the 2023-24 College League secretary for CUHC where I look forward to encouraging more players to join the wonderful college sport system. Additionally, I like watching football, cricket and cycling. I also enjoy cooking with my friends and my favourite author is Taylor Jenkins Reid.


I am going into my third year reading Law at Newnham. I enjoy playing netball in my free time and also getting involved with College life on the JCR and as a part of Newnham Environmental Justice Society.


Hi! I’m going into my third year studying Human, Social and Political Sciences (specialising in Politics and International Relations). I am really looking forward to my final year (although I suspect it is going to fly past alarmingly quickly!) and want to make the most of the Newnham gardens and library while I still can.

I have mixed and matched different societies over my time at Cambridge, such as writing for The Tab and creating an exhibition about Newnham alumnae with Newnham College Politics and Debating Society.

I am currently taking part in Engage for Change, a programme being run by the Cambridge Hub designed to enable students to come up with and implement sustainable interventions at the university. I took part in the Telephone Campaign in both 2021 and 2022, so I am excited to have the opportunity to engage further with college alumnae before I graduate.


Hello! I recently submitted my MPhil dissertation, and I will be continuing into the PhD program in Social Anthropology this fall. My PhD is funded by Newnham College and the Cambridge Trust, and my research will focus on indigenous movements, resource frontiers, and environmental transformations in the Eastern Himalayas—which is also where I was born and raised.

Newnham College has become my home in the last 12 months, and I look forward to connecting with our strong community of alumnae!


My name is Georgia and I’m in my final year of studying English at Newnham! I’m an international student from Sydney, Australia who had never before set foot in Europe before moving to the UK for my studies. While at Cambridge, I’ve been involved in various theatre productions and written articles for Varsity. I’ve also been involved in the Cambridge University Law Society. I’m really looking forward to a future career in media and journalism, marketing or the publishing industry.