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Date count run19 Mar 2021
Election rulesERS97 STV
Candidates running4
Available position1
Total ballots21
Valid votes21
Invalid votes0


Round Joshua Williams Nishika Jain Yanna Pusica RON (Re-Open Nominations) Exhausted Surplus Threshold
1 15.00 3.00 3.00 0.00 4.50 10.50
Count of first choices. The initial quota is 10.50. Candidate Joshua Williams has reached the threshold and is elected.

Winner is Joshua Williams.

Number of vacancies: 1


Nishika Jain
Hi, my name is Nishika Jain and I am a second-year Biological Sciences student, with a specialisation in Genetics (Yes, a perfect fit for leading this society!). I would love to celebrate UCL’s amazing research output by making it a priority to host talks and events where you can get inspired by genetic pioneers and discuss ground-breaking work. In addition to the society’s Journal Club, I aim to create an interactive platform to discuss anything ranging from the underlying ethical issues of genetic engineering to probably why genetics is the most exciting field to explore. I also hope to make this society inclusive for those who are fascinated by genetics but do not see it as a prospective future career by organising presentations given by biotech startup founders along with informal events like a fun weekly breakfast club or a genetics Pub-quiz.

I believe I have what it takes to run a vibrant society. Being the social-secretary for the Biology society this year has equipped me with the crucial skill of time-management and has made me realize the importance of ensuring that everything runs smoothly. My love for science is evident in my roles of being a Science and Technology columnist at Pi magazine and an active member of Kinesis. I have also been an Integration Ambassador for the past two years, and am always left fascinated by the wealth of knowledge each one of us possesses. I hope to serve as your next President and collectively represent our passion for genetics.
Yanna Pusica
Hi! I’m Yanna Pusica, a penultimate year BSc Biochemistry student. My past experiences as Outreach Officer of UCL Immunology Society, have allowed me to gain substantial experience establishing relationships and partnerships with current individuals within our target audience, organization, and professors/researchers from other universities to inform and help students pursue internship and placement opportunities. I have personally contact and formed strong contacts with some of the world's leading researchers and doctors in immunology and invited them to present their life's work at UCL. During my time as Outreach Officer, I have also been able to secure Nobel Laureates and Lasker Recipients to come to UCL 2021/2022 and speak about the future of the research field and current innovation. I have been able to achieve this due to my strong involvement in research, where I am currently investigating autoantibody biomarkers in neurodegenerative diseases and effects of COVID-19. Further, I have updated and developed a new and modern website for the society, have helped with the development of posters, organization of events and administrative responsibilities, and our society's announcements on the Biosciences Noticeboard. My past experiences, interest in genetics, and ambition are what this new UCL Genetics Society needs, someone that will help this society to grow, prosper, and attract more members and speakers from around the world.
Joshua Williams
I am applying for the role of President for the UCL Genetics Society for the academic year 2021-2022 because I believe I am in a unique position to build on the work of 2020-2021 and to create a lasting community here at UCL. As Education Officer for the society in 2020-2021, I already have experience on the Genetics Society committee, and through working together with the Society’s current committee members, I am prepared to share valuable guidance about a range of roles to an incoming team, ensuring a smooth transition.

If I am successfully voted in as President, I will expand the digital presence of the Society through a dedicated website to plan and archive events, as well as a discord server to facilitate organised communication between society members including a wide range of online socials. Furthermore, I will work hard to expand the Society’s reach through advertising and collaboration with societies from both within UCL and beyond. I believe this will help this community to grow in size and be adequately prepared to give incoming members the best experience and support. In this way, I hope to create an enduring legacy that the founding committee will be proud of.