Meet the team!

The Wardens

We are a team of members of academic staff, post-graduate and under-graduate students. Our primary function is to give you support and advice on all the major and minor issues that you will encounter in coming to study and live at Imperial. We will also be helping you organise the social life of the Hall, and helping you to appoint a Hall Committee. The team operates a coordinated system of warden cover.

Freddie Page


Floor E2, Warden Flat
Senior Strategic Teaching Fellow, Dyson School of Design Engineering.

Hello Team, I’m Freddie. Big welcome to the Beit Hall – the most exciting hall to be in at Imperial. I'm the Warden of the hall overseeing the wellbeing of all our residents with the support of our fantastic wardening team. I think you’ll really like it here at Imperial and at Beit – I joined the college 11 years ago and have never looked back and am really excited to be kicking off the new academic year. Elsewhere in college, I work at the Dyson School of Design Engineering where I’m in charge of our MEng programme, but my original background is in physics (nano lasers and graphene!). Outside Imperial I like running and climbing as well as playing music and the right balance of computer games and audiobooks. Do say hello if you see me around – I’m always happy to have a chat. Wishing you all the best for the coming year!

Max Munford

Assistant Warden

Floor W4, flat 420
Enterprise Fellow, Biomechanics.

Welcome to Beit Hall! My name is Max and I’m the Assistant Warden. Our wardening team is excited to welcome you to Beit and ensure you have an amazing experience while you are here! We have been busy getting ready for the year and planning a great range of events for Welcome Week, so make sure you check out our website for questions and updates. There are also lots of opportunities for you to get involved in the hall during the year so get in touch with your Hall Senior for ideas! Our team is here for you throughout the year and are happy to hear from you - feel free to reach out to us via email, eBeit, or Microsoft Teams.

Outside of the Assistant Warden role, I am currnetly developing bone regenerating orthopaedic implants which can keep patients healthy and active as they age. I grew up in the UK and completed my undergrad here at Imperial in Mechanical Engineering. When I’m not working in the lab, you can find me trying new restaurants, cooking, reading or playing piano.

Esther Osarfo-Mensah


Floor E1, flat 142
Postgraduate, Materials.

Hello there - welcome to Beit! My name is Esther and my PhD involves exploring the tiny world of nanomaterials and using them to design biosensors. After completing my MChem at The University of Bath, I spent 6 years working in science communication and education outreach, before being inspired to go back into academia… and to be honest, it had to be in my home city of London. There’s always so much to do and explore here! I’m excited that we’ll be here to support you in achieving your own goals, finding your tribes, and growing into the best version of you during your time here at Imperial. In my spare time, I do all sorts of hobbies such as being a plant parent, knitting and crochet, checking out galleries and exhibitions, and getting lost in the world of D&D. I look forwarding to saying hello in person!

Paul Sandmann


Floor WG, flat 030
Postgraduate, Mechanical Engineering.

Hi y’all! Welcome to Beit Hall! I’m Paul, a final year PhD in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, as well as the Department of Materials (my project is shared between the Departments) and I’m working on improving additive manufactured metals. I did my undergraduate in Germany where I’m originally from, but already enjoyed my time at Imperial during my master’s studies before moving on to my PhD. Next to my PhD, I love to do all sorts of sports. When I was younger I was wakeboarding a lot, but since I started university focused on road bike cycling. I’m looking forward to meeting you all at Beit and always feel free to reach out to me to have a chat!

Eloise Hunt


Floor W2, flat 222
Postgraduate, Life Sciences.

Hi all, congratulations on surviving the stress of getting into Imperial during a pandemic! My name is Eloise and I’m a palaeontologist (yes, like Ross from Friends) researching fossil bird evolution at the Natural History Museum. I loved doing my Earth Science undergraduate at Imperial. After completing my masters at the University of Bristol, I was excited to be back here for my PhD! I'm a Beit veteran going into my fourth year living here so I should be able to help you out with all things Beit. In my free time, I love baking, ballroom and latin dancing, yoga, painting in Hyde Park, and wandering around London’s museums. I look forward to meeting you and helping you to make a great start to your time at Imperial!

Leah Redmond


Floor W1, flat 107
Postgraduate, Bioengineering.

Welcome to Imperial, and more importantly, welcome to Beit! I’ve been at Imperial for 5 years now, doing my MEng in molecular bioengineering here before continuing to my PhD about hair follicle regeneration. I was born and raised in the UK though have completed a global research fellowship at the Karolinksa Institutet, Sweden, so understand lots of difficulties both home and international students will be facing during their time away from home. Outside of my PhD I am an avid musical theatre fan, always keen to see the latest additions to London’s West End. I’m also a huge foodie, so ask me if need any restaurant recommendations! Please reach out if you want to discuss anything- always happy to have a chat.

Sonja Tang


Floor EG, flat 032
Postgraduate, School of Public Health.

Hi! Welcome to Beit Hall! My name is Sonja and I’m a biostatistics PhD student at the School of Public Health. I’m originally from the beautiful city of Vienna and moved to London for my undergraduate studies in neuroscience and postgraduate studies in health data analytics and machine learning (it’s a mouthful, I know). I understand how daunting it is to move to a new country, but the wardening team is here for you. I hope you will fall in love with London as I did within a few weeks of moving here and soon find your community at Imperial and beyond. Do keep an eye out for events that we and the hall seniors have organised for you, and feel free to ask us any questions via email, eBeit, or Microsoft Teams! Aside from my PhD and subwardening, I enjoy a range of sports, including archery, swimming, and frisbee, as well as board and video games.

Amy Monahan


Floor E3, flat 342
Postgraduate, Materials.

Hi everyone, welcome to Beit Hall! We hope you have a fantastic year here. My name is Amy, and I am a second year PhD student in the Materials Department. I’m originally from a small village in South East Ireland, and I completed my undergraduate degree in Trinity College Dublin. Moving to the city was a huge change for me, so I understand how many of you may feel coming to Imperial for the first time! Getting involved with university life outside of your course and trying some new activities can help you meet like-minded people and make the most of this exciting new start. In my spare time I love to get outside and explore London’s parks, see shows in the West End or get out of the city for a hike. I look forward to meeting you all this year!

The Hall Seniors

These are a special group of undergraduate students asked to stay in Halls for an extra year. Their job is to take you under their wing and give you a proper introduction to the College from a student’s perspective. They also work closely with the wardening team to organise and run Hall events, especially for the first few weeks of the term – after which we will form a Committee from the new residents to take over some of these duties.

Shaurya Choithani

Kudos on getting in! I hope you had a great summer and are excited to start your course. I’m Shaurya, a 2nd year Chemical Engineering student. Beit is a great place to stay in the first year of uni since it is smash-bang in the middle of all the action! The world’s greatest museums (that are free) and Hyde Park are right around the corner. Moreover, the proximity to campus makes it easier to attend all evening affairs. I urge you to make the best of your time by joining clubs that cater to your interests and give you joy! I love running and playing the guitar. Drop me a message if you have any questions!

Daniella Garces Beavis

Hey everyone! Congrats on getting into Imperial, now the real fun begins! I’m Daniella, a 2nd year Design Engineering student and I was lucky enough to live in Beit in my first year. Without doubt the best place to live, no matter what you’re interested in, you will be close to it all. As a horse rider, I love being so close to Hyde Park and it's amazing to hear the horses trotting past in the morning, but in my first year I took up a few other hobbies including boxing, Pilates and ice skating. So my biggest advice is if you’re curious about a society, give it a go! And make sure you spend plenty of time outside in the park. Good luck this year and feel free to reach out about anything

Advay Iyer

Hey everyone! I'm Advay, a 3rd-year Mechanical Engineering student originally from Glasgow. I didn’t live in Beit previously, but I've come to love the vibrant community and prime location in the heart of London, right next to campus! Exploring London has become one of my favourite pastimes. There's so much to see and do, from the incredible food scene to the world-class theatres. I'm an open-minded person who's always up for trying new things, and the longer I stay in London, the more I realize there is to discover. Whether it's trying out new restaurants, delving into the city's rich cultural scene, or simply hanging out with friends, I'm all in for making the most of my time here. If you ever want to chat about London adventures or anything else, feel free to reach out. Welcome to Imperial, and let's make some unforgettable memories together! ️

Ji Yeon Kim

Hi everyone, hope you had an enjoyable summer break and congrats on getting into Imperial! My name is Ji Yeon, I’m a third year chemistry student. My top advice for you would be to get out your room and go explore London from the theatres to the food to the clubs, whatever suits your interests but also try something new - uni is the prime time to take risks and put yourself out there! Personally, I enjoy playing board games, reading, playing tennis, and trying out new foods - if you find a good restaurant while exploring, do let me know! Looking forward to welcoming you all and planning some memorable events. Hope you enjoy your time at Beit!

Freddie Nicholson

Hello everybody! I’m Freddie and I’m a second-year Design Engineering student. In my free time I enjoy coding and running. You might also recognise me from the Beit Hall room tour on the Imperial YouTube channel! My top tip for the first few weeks would be to try as many societies (maybe even @icrunning!) as possible and try to keep active whether that is through a walk through Hyde Park or a workout session in Ethos!

Isabella Sequeiros Egan

Hi everyone! My name’s Isabella and I’m in my second year of Biological Sciences. I really enjoy reading (particularly fantasy), creative writing, cross stitch, guitar and the Rubik’s cube, so feel free to strike up a conversation with me about any of those things (or about whatever else interests you). I’m also a HUGE board game fan and will always be down for a game of Articulate. My favourite thing about London is all the theatres, so I highly recommend giving them a visit when you get the chance. I’m really looking forward to meeting everyone and I’m sure we’ll all have a lovely year together!

Anna Silver

Bio: Hi everyone and welcome to Beit! I’m Anna, a second year Design Engineering student. When not in Beit, I can be found in Putney rowing on the Thames for ICBC (Yeah IC). With Beit being so close to campus there are plenty of clubs and societies you can join. University is the time to try out a new sport so make use of the ‘give it a go’ scheme. Or if you want to give rowing a go come find me. One final congratulations on your place at Imperial and a warm welcome to the best hall !

Maria Carretero Soria

Hi, hope you had a great summer! I’m María, 3rd year Biomedical Engineering student. Congrats on getting into Imperial and welcome to Beit- aka the best hall as you’ll soon see :) !! There’s no better place to live in as a fresher: Ethos, campus, Hyde park, Union (to name just a few) are right round the corner and the best of London just a short cycle away (highly recommend this as a way to see London!). Not to sound repetitive but do make the most out of first year and join as many clubs and societies as you can as a way to socialise and disconnect from studies! I myself will probably be found either in Ethos hehe. Do drop me a message if you have any doubts!

Victor Kojey-Merle

Hallo all! Congratulations on being accepted to Imperial and welcome to Beit Hall! I’m Victor Kojey-Merle, a 3rd year Mathematics student, and I spent my first two years in Beit. I really enjoy spending time at Beit, with a very warm and really friendly atmosphere and sense of community. As well, it is in a splendid location; it is close to Hyde Park, the University, museums and the magnificent Royal Albert hall, which residents on the East side facing outside have a view on. With regards to myself, I enjoy videogames such as Minecraft and Pokemon, can’t wait for the 1.21 announcement and for the part 2 of the Scarlet and Violet DLC! Additionally, some of my hobbies include doing Tae-kwondo, Lego, generating art, foosball and going on long walks through parks, if the weather allows. I also like Board games such as Cluedo, Uno, Chromino and chess. I also love learning more about math and having discussions, so if you ever need some math help or a chat, feel free to contact me. I’m really looking forward to meeting you and hope that you spend an enjoyable year at Beit!

Aaron Edobar

Congrats on getting into Imperial. My Name is Aaron, a 3rd Year Materials Student. Beit is a great place to live because of everything around it such as the union being close in case you want a couple of pints and Hyde Park being around the corner. I use a lot of Spotify, with my music tastes ranging from 90s/00s Hip hop and Neo Soul to House and Garage on a good day. Decent fan of anime and fighting games, with my biggest pastime being playing lacrosse for Imperial.

Giles Beaven

Hey everyone! My name is Giles and I’m a second-year chemistry student. First of all, congrats on making it to Imperial and welcome to Beit Hall. You’re probably going to be very nervous coming here and so was I, but don’t worry - Imperial is an amazing community with loads of wonderful people and you’re very lucky to be living in Beit due to its location in the heart of London, and proximity to campus. I’ve loved my time here and I’m sure you will to. My advice is to join as many societies and meet as many people as possible, and ensure you take this opportunity to explore the city. I enjoy spending time hanging out with friends, reading, musicals, and being a part of tabletop gaming society. Hope you have an amazing first year and can’t wait to meet you all :)

Minji (MJ) Kwon

Hi there! Congratulations on getting into Imperial and very welcome to Beit Hall! My name is MJ, a third-year Geophysics student, and I’m a Hall Senior on Corridor E4. In my free time, I enjoy playing the Ukulele, trying different food, and taking a walk in the Hyde Park. To get the most out of uni life, I recommend trying everything you want! Imperial offers a great opportunity to find your new hobbies through countless societies. I will be happy to help you with anything, so if you see me, come and say hi! Hope to see you all around soon :)

Kristina Zimina

Hi everyone! Congrats on getting into Imperial College! It’s a great place not only for studying but also for meeting amazing people and just enjoying your youth, especially if you live in Beit. Of course, everyone feels overwhelmed at times, but remember that you are living the dream of every student in the world and try to take advantage of all the opportunities that Imperial and Beit offer. We are here to help you. I am Kristina, a second-year computing student. Some of my interests include going on long walks(does anyone want a big tour around London?), playing board games, reading, and drawing. I am always open to new experiences, so if you want to find a hobby buddy, don’t hesitate to reach out. Can’t wait to meet you all!

Hall Supervisor

The Hall Supervisor can be contacted for any issues regarding the premises, the rooms or furniture. They are located on the ground floor, past the West Common Room (WCR), on weekdays 9am-5pm. If you have any issues, you can fill out a defect form and they will be taken care of as soon as possible.