Newnham Associates are an elected group of 60 Newnham alumnae, representing all subjects, broad life experiences, and most career routes and industry sectors. 

Current Newnham students and recent graduates are welcome to contact any Associate for help or advice. 

There is a contact form under each person's profile here, which will send an email directly to that individual Associate.

Do click through to LinkedIn profiles wherever they are available - there's often a lot more information there.

Joanna Cheffins

Joanna Cheffins

I stated my career as a lawyer in commercial private practice. I moved to Canada not long after I had qualified as a solicitor in the UK and had to go through the process of requalifying in Canada.  I ended up practising in the field of corporate finance but not long after that my husband and I moved back to the UK, specifically to Cambridge. At that point we had started a family and I found part time work reviewing research contracts at the University.  This work quickly developed into legal work and I started the first in-house group of lawyers in the University.  I am now Joint Head of Legal Services, running the legal team on a jobshare basis (see  http://www.cam.ac.uk/women-at-cambridge/profiles/joanna-cheffins-helen-jackson)..  I would be very happy to help Newnhamites with an interest in the in-house legal profession, particularly in the not-for-profit sector.  And I'm also happy to reassure anyone that you don't have to stick to the plan in order to have a satisfying and rewarding career!

https://www.linkedin.com/in/joanna-cheffins-3b1367a6/

 

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Emma Chojnowska

Emma Chojnowska

Claire Craig