Published on February 10, 2019
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Serena Goldberg is excited to welcome you to JHUMUNC 2020 as one of your Secretaries-General! Originally from Chicago, Illinois, she is now a junior studying Economics and Mathematics at Hopkins. After participating in Model United Nations for four years as a delegate and chair, she served as the Chair of the 2018 United Nations Security Council and then as one of our 2019 Under-Secretaries-General of Specialized Committees. Outside of JHUMUNC, she is a member of the Johns Hopkins Undergraduate Debate Council and conducts economics research as a Woodrow Wilson Fellow. She is working hard to ensure a fantastic experience for all of JHUMUNC XXIII’s attendees and is looking forward to meeting you all in February. Feel free to ask her any questions you may have at email@example.com.
Jacob LaRochelle is one of the Secretaries-General of JHUMUNC 2020, and he is excited to welcome everyone to Baltimore in February! Jacob is a senior pursuing a B.A. in Political Science and International Studies with minors in Latin American Studies and Entrepreneurship and Management. Jacob is also pursuing a M.A. in Strategic Studies at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). Jacob spent his formative years in Southwest Florida. He has served as an operations staff member at JHUMUNC 2017, the Director of Operations at JHUMUNC 2018, and most recently, serving as the Director-General at JHUMUNC 2019. Jacob is thrilled to be working with a talented and dedicated staff committed to providing a quality experience. Please do not hesitate to contact Jacob at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Howard S. Senior is a senior who hails originally from the tropical paradise of Coral Gables, a borough of Miami, Florida. Howard’s portfolio as JHUMUNC’s sixth Director-General includes, inter alia, liaising with the Hilton Baltimore to ensure all hotel-related matters are copacetic in advance of the conference. In practice, Howard also serves as the webmaster of jhumunc.org and is responsible for the site’s general maintenance and wellbeing. On campus, Howard is pursuing a bachelor’s in Political Science and Mathematics with a minor in Economics and presides over the JHU German Club. A casual vexillologist, professed cartophile, and lover of history, Howard’s fascination with the world first attracted him to the realm of Model United Nations in 2015. Within JHUMUNC, he has spent his time working in Ops & Tech, serving first as a staff member (2017), the Director of Technology (2018), and, most recently, the Under-Secretary-General of Operations (2019), opportunities as indelible as they were splendid. Armed with these wonderful experiences, Howard intends, chiefly, to ensure that JHUMUNC XXIII is a resounding success from the inside out. Should you have any questions, comments, or concerns, do not hesitate to contact him at email@example.com.
Chief of Staff
Harrison Elliott is a senior from Chicago, Illinois majoring in Economics with a double minor in Financial Economics and Applied Mathematics. His job is to ensure that all staff members enjoy planning and executing an amazing conference. This is his fourth and final year as a member of JHUMUNC, having served as a Crisis Staffer for the NFL Owners’ Meeting of 2017, the Chair of the Iranian Revolutionary Government of 1979 and the Director of Specialized Committees for JHUMUNC 2019. Outside of JHUMUNC, Harrison works in the athletic department as an intramural sports referee and the Chair of the Spring Fair Music Committee. If you have any questions, comments or concerns, you can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Under-Secretary-General of School Relations
Juan Gomez is a senior majoring in International Studies and Political Science with a minor in Latin American Studies. Juan has lived most of his life in Bradenton, Florida but is originally from Bogotá, Colombia. This is his third year involved in JHUMUNC, he has previously served as Director of School Relations and a Crisis Staffer for the Federal Senate of Brazil. Juan has been involved in IDEAL, Hoptoberfest, and Américas: Latin American Journal at Johns Hopkins. He is thrilled to return for a second year in School Relations and is excited to get to know all of this year's advisors. For any information regarding registration or other questions about the conference, please email the Department of School Relations and Registration at: email@example.com.
Under-Secretary-General of School Relations
Wendy Tsai is a senior studying Chemistry and Public Health. She is originally from Vancouver, Canada and has been doing MUN since her freshman year of high school. Outside of JHUMUNC, she is involved in the Hopkins Undergraduate Research Journal, Eclectics Dance, Pi Beta Phi Sorority, and research at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institute. This is Wendy’s fourth year of working with JHUMUNC, having served as the Director of School Relations and Director of Business and Finance. She is beyond ecstatic to be a part of the conference again. Wendy looks forward to a spectacular conference and hopes that all delegates will have an enriching and a memorable experience! Please feel free to reach out to her at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns.
Under-Secretary-General of Operations and Technology
Brooke A. Langevin is a rising senior hailing from the rural town of Blairstown, New Jersey and majoring in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering with a minor in Psychology. This is Brooke's fourth year at JHUMUNC, where she previously served as a crisis staffer for the Ad Hoc Committee of the Secretaries-General. Outside of JHUMUNC, Brooke is an undergraduate researcher in one of the nanomaterial labs on campus and works to aid Hopkins professors with A/V in the classrooms. She is thrilled to be serving as this year's Under-Secretary-General of Operations and intends to ensure that the conference is as successful as possible. If you need to contact her before or during the conference, please don't hesitate to email email@example.com.
Under-Secretary-General of Programming
Cindy Cho is a rising junior from Seattle who is dual majoring in International Studies and Economics. She is very excited to be serving as the USG of Programming for JHUMUNC 2020, and will be responsible for securing the annual keynote speaker and organizing all events for delegates. She previously served as the Director of Marketing and Media, and this will be her third year with JHUMUNC. On campus, Cindy is also an attorney on the Mock Trial team and a part of the Milton S. Eisenhower Symposium. Please do not hesitate to contact Cindy at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or ideas!
Under-Secretary-General of General Assemblies
Siena DeMatteo is a rising junior pursuing a double major in International Studies and Italian. She was born and raised in New York City, but is now proud to call Baltimore home. Siena has been involved with Model UN for seven years, having attended JHUMUNC as a delegate, chaired two standing committees, and served as Director of General Assemblies this past year. Outside of JHUMUNC, she is Co-Chair of the Milton S. Eisenhower Symposium, Vice-President of the Italian Club, and a Research Intern at the 21st Century Cities Initiative. Siena is also involved with Kappa Alpha Theta, Reunion and Homecoming Ambassadors, and Thread. In her spare time, she enjoys discovering new coffee shops and exploring Baltimore's many neighborhoods. Siena looks forward to enhancing the quality of General Assembly committees for JHUMUNC 2020. Please do not hesitate to contact her with any questions, comments, or concerns at email@example.com.
Under-Secretary-General of Economic and Social Councils
Claire Chen is a rising senior from Tampa, Florida dual majoring in International Studies and Political Science. She started doing Model United Nations freshman year of high school and has loved it ever since. At Johns Hopkins, Claire also works as a Student Ambassador at the Career, a member of the APO service fraternity, as secretary of Wings (promotes menstrual health), and staffs the Florida High School Model UN Conference. Claire is excited to work with the rest of the staff and help make this the best conference yet! Feel free to reach out through email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Under-Secretary-General of Specialized Committees
Natalie Wu is a rising senior from Chicago, Illinois pursuing a double major in Environmental Science and International Studies. She began participating in Model United Nations in her sophomore year in high school, where she discovered her love of global affairs. In JHUMUNC, she has served as a crisis staffer for Quad China and JCC Pakistan. Outside of JHUMUNC, she practices aikido/jujitsu, performs stand-up comedy on and off-campus, and writes for the university newspaper. Please email her at email@example.com with any questions, comments, or concerns.
Under-Secretary-General of Specialized Committees
Cameron Brown is a sophomore studying Neuroscience and Spanish at Johns Hopkins. Originally from world-famous Hershey, Pennsylvania, he will serve as one of the Under-Secretaries-General for Specialized Committees at JHUMUNC 2020. At Hopkins, Cameron is a member of the Hopkins Model United Nations collegiate travel team, a vocalist with the acclaimed a cappella group The Vocal Chords, and a student athletic trainer with the Johns Hopkins Blue Jays. In the past, Cameron has served as the chair for JCC: Pakistan during JHUMUNC 2019. Along with helping build a plethora of creative and engaging crisis committees, he will work to ensure every delegate has a phenomenal experience as they find their voice and discuss ideas worth sharing. If you have any questions, comments, feedback or concerns, please feel free to reach out to Cameron at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jenny Jiang will be serving as your Comptroller General, working with JHUMUNC’s budget and fundraisers. Jenny is a rising junior pre-medical student, double majoring in Molecular/Cellular Biology and Philosophy. This will be her third year with JHUMUNC, with prior positions as the Director of Finances 2019 and Dias in Special Conference on Environment and Natural Disasters of JHUMUNC 2018. Outside of JHUMUNC, she is heavily involved in epigenetic research at the JHSOM with a pedatric disorder, Kabuki Syndrome. She is a peer educator for Chemistry with PILOT and a MAPP Mentor at the Office of Multicultural Affairs. Jenny looks forward to another memorable conference and meeting everyone in February! Please feel free to contact her at email@example.com.
Originally from the California Bay Area, Sofia Ruiz is a junior at Johns Hopkins University majoring in International Studies and Political Science. She is excited to be serving as Sergeant-at-Arms for JHUMUNC 2020. She previously served as a dais member for SOCHUM at JHUMUNC 2019 and is also on HopMUN, JHU's Model UN competition team. It is the responsibility of the Sergeant-at-Arms to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all JHUMUNC participants. Please do not hesitate to contact Sofia at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions, comments, or concerns.
Director of General Assemblies
Sunny Patel is a sophomore originally from Franklin, New Jersey, majoring in Biophysics and Psychology. Sunny fell in love with Model UN since freshman year of high school and has continued since. Outside of JHUMUNC, he is involved in protein-chaperone research, volunteering/shadowing at the Johns Hopkins Hospital anesthesia unit, and competing with his Bollywood-fusion dance team, ZINDA. He is excited to serve as your Director of General Assemblies and looks forward to everyone’s unique perspectives at the conference. Please do not hesitate to contact Sunny at email@example.com with any questions.
Director of Economic and Social Councils
Helen Song is excited to be serving as the Director of Economic and Social Councils at JHUMUNC XXIII. A junior from Monterey Park, CA majoring in Molecular and Cellular Biology, she developed her interest in foreign policy during high school and has since competed in and staffed MUN conferences for seven years. Helen also mentors middle and high school Science Olympiad participants, dances with The Eclectics, and works at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine researching familial ALS. She is looking forward to hearing the engaging debate and thoughtful solutions at this session of JHUMUNC. Feel free to reach out to her through email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Director of Councils and Summits
Fabiana Corsi Mendez is a sophomore double-majoring in Public Health Studies and Political Science, as well as pursuing a pre-law track. She has been involved in MUN since her sophomore year of high school. This is her second year at JHUMUNC, having previously served as a crisis staffer in Maduro’s Cabinet - 2013. Outside of JHUMUNC, she is a member of HopMUN, Hopkins’ traveling Model UN team, a member of Witness Theatre, a member of Global Brigades, and a professional graphic designer. Fabiana looks forward to working with the JHUMUNC staff and engaging with delegates to have another successful conference. Please do not hesitate to contact her at email@example.com with questions, comments, or concerns.
Director of Joint Crisis Committees
Amy Guo is a junior majoring in Public Health Studies and Applied Math & Statistics. She is from Ellicott City, Maryland, where she was first exposed to Model UN in high school. Having attended JHUMUNC as a delegate, she is very excited to be involved in the conference for a seventh time. Amy previously served as crisis staff for Quad: Pacific Theater of Cold War - Russia and chair for Quad: Anatolian Wars - RSFSR. As the Director of Quad and JCC, she coordinates committee interaction to ensure an engaging and lively debate. Outside of JHUMUNC, Amy is a Bystander Intervention Trainer, a brother of the Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity, and a research assistant at the Bloomberg Department of Health Policy and Management. Amy looks forward to working with JHUMUNC staff and delegates in yet another exciting conference. Please do not hesitate to contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Director of School Relations
Austin Cardona is a senior from Queens, New York, majoring in International Studies, Spanish, and Latin American Studies with a minor in History. He is very excited to be part of the JHUMUNC 2020 team for his second conference. This will be his second year with JHUMUNC, as he previously served as a Dais for the Joint Crisis: Indo-Pakistani Conflict, 1999: India committee during JHUMUNC 2019. Outside of JHUMUNC, Austin is involved with Américas: The Johns Hopkins Journal of Latin American Studies and is a brother of Alpha Phi Omega. Please feel free to contact him with any questions or concerns at email@example.com with any questions or concerns.
Director of School Relations
Nicole Kiker is a junior studying International Studies and Political Science with a minor in Spanish. She is originally from Westport, CT and has been doing MUN since her freshman year of high school. Outside of JHUMUNC, she is involved in Hopkins' Public Policy Consulting Group, campus tours and interviews for admissions, and her sorority, Phi Mu. This is Nicole's third year of working with JHUMUNC, having served as a dais member for International Organization on Migration and a Chair for Organization of American States. She is beyond ecstatic to be a part of the conference again. Nicole looks forward to a spectacular conference and hopes that all delegates will have an enriching and a memorable experience! Please feel free to reach out to her at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns.
Director of School Relations
Anushka Vakil is a sophomore at Johns Hopkins University. She is from sunny Los Angeles, California and is studying Molecular Biology and Public Health . Outside of JHUMUNC, Anushka is involved in South Asian Students at Hopkins, THREAD, and The Photography Forum. This is Anushka's second year in JHUMUNC. Previously, she served as a member of the OPCW dias. Anushka and the School Relations team are always working to improve the conference and strengthen the program. She is available at email@example.com.
Director of Operations
Shanice Guthrie is a junior double majoring in Philosophy, Medicine, Science & the Humanities with a minor in Bioethics. She is currently on the pre-law track. She is from West Palm Beach, Florida where she first began her endeavors in Model UN for 2 consecutive years and volunteered in numerous global humanitarian efforts. This is Shanice’s first time being involved in JHUMUNC and she is extremely excited to embark upon this journey. She looks forward to working alongside the dedicated Secretariat and Directorate of JHUMUNC XXIII to ensure a fantastic UN conference experience. If you need to contact her before or during the conference, please do not hesitate to email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Director of Technology
Kevin LaMonica is a freshman pursuing a double major in international studies and sociology. He is originally from Cleveland, Ohio and has done Model UN since the seventh grade. This is Kevin’s first time involved in JHUMUNC and he is excited to come on board as Director of Technology to ensure the best conference experience for all delegates. Outside of JHUMUNC, Kevin is on public relations staff for the Foreign Affairs Symposium and is an active participant in Outdoor Pursuits as a whitewater kayaker. If you need to contact him before or during the conference, please do not hesitate to email email@example.com.
Director of Programming
SeYeon Cindy Choi is a junior majoring in Biomedical Engineering and Neuroscience who will be serving as the Director of Programming for JHUMUNC 2020. At Hopkins, she is a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority, Theta Tau fraternity, and Alumni Student Ambassadors, and she is actively involved in research at Johns Hopkins Medicine and the Centre for Bioengineering Innovation and Design. Cindy has been involved in JHUMUNC as a dais member and a chair, and she is excited to plan engaging events for the delegates outside of committee sessions. If you have any questions, please reach out to her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Avi Kirpekar is a sophomore double majoring in International Studies and Political Science and minoring in History of Art originally from Cleveland, Ohio. He will be serving as the Deputy Comptroller-General, essentially handling all the budgets, finances and fundraisers. Avi has been involved with Model UN since high school, creating the team at his high school in his sophomore year. Last year, he served on the Business and Finance Committee and is excited to join the Directorate this year. Outside of JHUMUNC, he is involved with the International Studies Leadership Committee, Blue Key Society, the co-ed Bollywood fusion dance team Zinda and JHU's traveling MUN team HopMUN. Please feel free to contact him at email@example.com with any questions.
Director of Crisis
Luyi Peng is a senior double majoring in Molecular and Cellular Biology and Public Health Studies originally from Shanghai, China. She has been involved in MUN since high school and this is her fourth and final year at JHUMUNC, having served as a chair for Quadrumvirate in 2018 and the Director of Quad and JCC in 2019. Outside of JHUMUNC, she is a brother of Alpha Phi Omega, Head Volunteer at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Emergency Department, and an undergraduate researcher in the Hematology Malignancy branch. Luyi looks forward to working with the JHUMUNC staff to offer delegates a unique and educational MUN experience. Please do not hesitate to contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions, comments, or concerns.
Photography is courtesy of David Hoffman, Johns Hopkins University Class of 2021.