Gates Cambridge community 20th birthday party

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Join us for a virtual global Gates Cambridge 20th birthday celebration!

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The main event, for all Gates Cambridge alumni and scholars, will be on 23 October (15:00-17:00 BST). We'd love to bring as much of the global community together as possible, please do join for this collective community reflection and celebration.

Virtual regional happy hours will also take place throughout the weekend, as follows:

  • Asia Pacific (23 October, 12:00 BST): Register here!
  • Africa/Europe (24 October, 17:00 BST): Register here!
  • Americas and the Caribbean (24 October, 14:00 EDT): Register here!

At the event you'll be hearing from:

  • Dr Mimi Gates is a Gates Cambridge Trustee and director emerita of the Seattle Art Museum, who is a specialist in Chinese art and co-chair of the Dunhuang Foundation.
  • Professor Barry Everitt is a behavioural neuroscientist and has been Provost of the Gates Cambridge Trust since 2013.
  • Dr Sanjana Mehta is an Advocacy Director at (ISC)2. Currently a member of the Gates Cambridge Alumni Association Board, she was part of the 2001 cohort of scholars.
  • Dr Andrew Robertson is Vice President, Head of Global Regulatory Policy and Innovation at Takeda. A former Gates Cambridge Trustee, he was part of the first cohort of scholars in 2001.
  • Jim Smith has been part of the Gates Cambridge Trust since its inception in 2000. He was initially the Trust’s Executive Officer and in 2013 was appointed Programme Director.
  • Dr Jerelle Joseph (2014, Dominica) founded CariScholar, a Caribbean-based mentoring initiative. She is currently a Junior Research Fellow at King's College, Cambridge.
  • King Mills (2007, Ghana) served on the Gates Cambridge Scholars' Council as an Internal Officer (2007-2008). He works as a Chartered Tax Adviser.
  • Dr Alex Davies (2010, Australia) was President of the Gates Cambridge Scholars' Council (2011-12). He works at DeepMind, applying machine learning to natural science problems.
  • Mine Koprulu (2017, Turkey) is the current Vice President of Gates Cambridge Scholars' Council and a second year PhD student in Genetic Epidemiology at Pembroke College.
  • Mahlaqua Noor (2019, Pakistan) is currently a Community officer on the Gates Cambridge Scholars' Council and a second year PhD student in Medicine at Hughes Hall.
  • Chara Triantafyllidou (2021, Greece) is a first year PhD student in Linguistics at Downing College, and a new Tutor in the Scholars' Programme of The Brilliant Club.
  • Gabrielle Mills (2019, USA) is currently serving as president of the Gates Cambridge Scholars' Council. She is doing her PhD in Chemical Engineering.
  • Alex Kong (2016, USA) is a co-chair of the Gates Cambridge Alumni Association Board. He is currently a PhD student in International Health at Johns Hopkins University.
  • Dr Halliki Voolma (2011, Estonia) is a co-chair of the Gates Cambridge Alumni Association Board. She serves on the Taskforce on Equality of the European Commission.

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