Title: Student Organization: Harvard Law SchoolAbraham is currently a Masters of Philosophy student in Politics, Development, and Education at Trinity Hall college, University of Cambridge. His experience in community engagement and local politics in Washington D.C. built on previous successes and continues to motivate his work both locally and internationally. His tenure as a community support worker in Washington DC included helping DC residents ranging in age from 16-62 in accessing social services, locating affordable housing, and adhering to an individualized medical treatment plans.
Title: Founder Organization: The Humanology ProjectNeha Kinariwalla is the founder and the chief of staff executive of the Humanology Project, a nonprofit organization mission is to destigmatize mental & neurological illnesses by democratizing medical literature and providing a canvas for patients to share their story. She is currently a student at the University of Cambridge as a Gates-Cambridge Scholar. A graduate of SUNY Stony Brook, she has collaborated with the Oxford Epilepsy Research Group, All India Institute for Medical Sciences & the Reproductive Sociology Group at the University of Cambridge. Her research investigates the psychosocial & stigmatizing effects of epilepsy on marriage through ethnographic and quantitative studies. Neha was the youngest person on the 2015 list for healthcare on Forbes 30u30.
Title: International Lawyer Organization: University of CambridgeKevin is an independent legal practitioner that represents and advises sovereign and corporate clients in relation to inter-state, investor-state and cross-border commercial disputes. His recent practice highlights include acting as counsel for Italy in the Dispute Concerning the Enrica Lexie Incident (featured in the Global Arbitration Review), as well as advising a sovereign mediator in an inter-state maritime boundary dispute. He has also been engaged by the Council of Europe as expert consultant on legal reforms to the laws of arbitration for the state of Armenia. Before assuming independent practice, Kevin was a member of the legal staff of the PCA in the Peace Palace, The Hague, where he worked under the auspices of the PCA for arbitral tribunals in State-to-State and investment treaty disputes. Kevin is also an advocate of the Supreme Court of Singapore where, in previous practice with a Tier 1 disputes firm, he has experience working on international arbitration and cross-border commercial litigation. In addition to his casework, Kevin regularly delivers training and lectures to state officials and universities on topics in international law and international arbitration. Having worked out of 3 different countries, and in close collaboration with diplomats, state organs, strategists, and international institutions, Kevin brings an interdisciplinary problem-solving ethos to his work, and is passionate about working with diverse teams to tackle global issues.
Title: Co-Founder Organization: Innovation ForumJulian is passionate about the power of innovative science to ‘change the rules’ – to drive technical, medical and economic advance – and believes that this is best achieved by a synergy of academic, industry and governmental resources. Julian has recently been splitting his time across several ventures - helping a New Zealand genomics start-up launch its first product, working with the Kyrgyz government and NGOs to build a genetic profiling system for livestock, and undertaking postdoctoral research into the evolution of epigenetic regulation. In 2012, he helped set up the Innovation Forum, a cross-disciplinary platform and biotech accelerator that fosters interaction between innovators, business leaders and investors. From its origins at the University of Cambridge, the Forum has rapidly expanded and now counts 13 branches in 8 countries. Alongside the Forum he co-founded Cambridge Squared, a boutique consultancy that identifies and evaluates promising investment opportunities in the biotechnology sector. Julian completed a PhD at the University of Cambridge as a Rutherford scholar in 2014, where he looked at how DNA modifications cause cells to lose plasticity during development, and how this can be reversed to generate stem cells for therapy. This research resulted in a patent, an industrial partnership and the award of a commercialisation grant. Julian hails from New Zealand and loves climbing mountains.
Title: Executive Director Organisation: University of Cambridge, Centre for the Study of Existential RiskCEO and co-founder of the Centre for Effective Altruism and an Associate Professor in Philosophy at Oxford University. A leading head of the effective altruism movement which puts the use of evidence and reason to help others by as much as possible with our time and money at the forefront; author of the 2016 book "Doing Good Better"
Title: Founder / Executive Director Organisation: SHINE for GirlsKirin Sinha graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a degree in Theoretical Mathematics and Electrical Engineering/Computer Science, and a minor in Music. As a Marshall Scholar, she received a graduate degree in Mathematics at the University of Cambridge. After years of tutoring and teaching, she founded and serves as Executive Director of SHINE for Girls, a national nonprofit in the US targeted at encouraging middle school girls to pursue the study of mathematics through a unique combination of dance and math across the country. SHINE for Girls has been recognized for its work in equalizing the gender gap in STEM by CNN, CBS Evening News, Fox 25, The Boston Globe, and numerous other publications. Kirin has performed with a professional Indian dance troupe in Boston and taught dance, in addition to having danced with numerous competitive groups while at MIT. Kirin has conducted research in hydrodynamic quantum analogs in the lab of Professor John Bush and has completed internships at the Blackstone Group and Adaptly. She served as Vice President of the Sloan Business Club and has helped organize the Harvard-MIT Math Tournament.
Title: PhD candidate Organization: University of Cambridge, Department of Chemical Engineering and BiotechnologyCassi is a PhD candidate in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology. Her research focuses on the development of new technologies to enable low-cost medical testing for infectious diseases. Before starting her PhD, Cassi completed a Master's in Bioscience Enterprise and worked in medical device product development. Alongside her interest in developing devices for improving health, Cassi is involved in promoting women in STEM fields (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics).