New GCAA directors named

  • August 14, 2012
New GCAA directors named

The new Board of Directors for the Gates Cambridge Alumni Association has been announced.

The new Gates Cambridge Alumni Association Board of Directors has been announced. 

Co-Chairs are Nathan George (USA, 2003) and Mamta Thangaraj (India, 2003). Nathan, the GCAA’s former Membership Director (USA), is pursuing his PhD in Finance and Real Estate at UC-Berkeley’s Haas School of Business while managing a multi-million dollar real estate development portfolio.

Mamta previously served as the GCAA’s Professional Development/Public Interest Director.  She is a post-doctoral fellow at the Cavendish Laboratory, Teaching Fellow for the Nano Doctoral Training Centre, and Portfolio Manager for EPSRC.

The Treasurer is Nilima Gulrajani (Canada, 2001). Nilima is currently a Research Fellow at the Global Economic Governance Programme at the University of Oxford researching organisational performance and international development.  

Lauren Zeitels (USA, 2006) retains her position as Secretary. She is pursing her MD/PhD in human genetics at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Membership Director (International) is Vijay Kanuru (India, 2006). Vijay is consulting at two small scale chemical industries in India while establishing a start-up venture in energy materials.

Membership Director (USA) is Justin Bangs (USA, 2006). Justin is the Director of Faculty of Oxbridge Academic Programmes, an international education group that facilitates summer programmes for post-secondary students in Cambridge, Oxford, Paris, Montpellier, Barcelona, and New York City.

The GCAA’s new professional Development/Public Interest Directors are David Bard (USA, 2003) and Eliza Ridgeway (USA, 2009, pictured). David is currently working with Bain Capital’s European Private Equity team. Eliza is a journalist and educator based in Silicon Valley.

Gregory Jordan (USA, 2007) retains his post as Technology Director. He is currently living in Cambridge, MA, working for a small software company making web-based productivity tools for scientists and researchers.

Alumni Editor is Rose Spear (USA, 2006). With an interest in medical materials, Rose Spear works on implants to improve their lifetime in patients as a Research Associate in the Engineering Department of the University of Cambridge.

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