Published on February 10, 2019
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The Secretariat & Directorate of JHUMUNC 2019
Gayatri Pillai welcomes you to JHUMUNC 2019! This year, she is excited to serve as one of your Secretaries-General. She is currently a premed in her junior year, pursuing a bachelor's degree in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering with a minor in Entrepreneurship and Management. Gayatri is from Collegeville, Pennsylvania, where she was first exposed to Model UN in the ninth grade. She has endeavored to continue this passion here at Hopkins, where she participates not only in JHUMUNC but also the traveling HopMUN team. Last year, she served as one of the Under-Secretary-General of Specialized Committees. She is interested in math and science, but also passionate about international policy and debate. She looks forward to a great conference with engaging debate by our talented delegates. If you have any questions feel free to contact her at email@example.com.
Roderick Bowlby is one of the Secretaries-General of JHUMUNC 2019, and he is excited to welcome everyone to Baltimore in February! Roderick is a senior pursuing a B.A. in Political Science and minors in Film Production and Environmental Studies. Roderick spent his formative years in the Crossroads of America. He has had a long career in Model UN, participating and chairing throughout high school, chairing at JHUMUNC 2016, serving as the Director of ECOSOC at JHUMUNC 2017, and most recently, serving as the USG of ECOSOC at JHUMUNC 2018. Beyond JHUMUNC, Roderick is a serious athlete, and has won back to back national championships in rowing. Roderick is thrilled to be working with a talented and dedicated staff committed to providing a quality experience. Please do not hesitate to contact Roderick at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Jacob LaRochelle is from Naples, Florida. He is majoring in International Studies and Political Science with a minor in Latin American Studies. As Director-General, his job is to act as a liaison between JHUMUNC and the Hilton to ensure that everyone has an enjoyable stay. In his free time, you’ll find Jacob exploring some of Baltimore’s many restaurants, volunteering as an Emergency Medical Technician with the Hopkins Emergency Response Organization, or traveling to new places. Jacob previously served as the Director of Operations for JHUMUNC XXI and was a member of the Operations & Technology team before that. While Jacob will be spending the bulk of his time behind-the-scenes, he is very much looking forward to meeting all of you this February. In the meantime, feel free to contact him at email@example.com.
Chief of Staff
Mika Inadomi is a senior from Seattle majoring in Political Science and minoring in Applied Math and Entrepreneurship & Management. Her job is to ensure that all of the dedicated staff members enjoy planning and facilitating an engaging weekend at the Hilton. This is her fourth year at the conference, having participated on the Operations team and as a dais for both standing and specialized committees. Outside of JHUMUNC, she is a member of the Hopkins Varsity Tennis Team and Phi Mu Fraternity. She also loves to discover new restaurants, cook, and exercise in her free time. Throughout her experiences with JHUMUNC, she is continually impressed with delegates’ creativity, professionalism, and enthusiasm during debate and is excited to meet everyone in February. Please do not hesitate to reach out by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org!
Under-Secretary-General of Operations and Technology
Howard S. Senior is a rising junior who hails originally from the tropical paradise of Coral Gables, a borough of Miami, Florida. An applied math and international studies double major, he delights in discussions about geopolitics and modern history; fascination with the international milieu is what attracted him to the realm of Model United Nations in the first place. Howard first joined his high school's MUN team in 2015 and attended conferences throughout his senior year. He would later go on to serve on JHUMUNC's Operations and Technology team as a staff member in 2017 and proceeded to join the Secretariat-Directorate as Director of Technology in 2018, opportunities that have been as fulfilling as they were splendid. Armed with these wonderful experiences, Howard intends, chiefly, to ensure that JHUMUNC XXII 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.
Under-Secretary-General of School Relations
Carolina I. Andrada is a senior majoring in International Studies with a concentration in Global Health Security. She is a proud Argentine from Buenos Aires, but spent most of her formative years in Florida. This will be only her third year involved with Model UN, as she instead spent her school years competing in National History Day. Outside of JHUMUNC, Carolina is a Co-Founder of the Hopkins chapter of Partners In Health: Engage, and is an undergraduate research assistant at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security. Additionally, she is a National History Day judge at the Maryland and National levels. She 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Under-Secretary-General of School Relations
Alana Surowiec is a senior who studies History, Archaeology, and Italian Studies from Syracuse, New York and she will be serving as one of the Under-Secretaries-General of School Relations this year. This year will be her eighth participating in Model UN and her third participating in JHUMUNC. She previously served as Dias on Historical GA and Director of Business and Finance for JHUMUNC 2017. She looks forward to working with advisors and students this year to ensure the best conference experience for everyone. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask and contact her and the rest of the School Relations team at email@example.com or at the School Relations Desk during the conference!
Under-Secretary-General of Economic and Social Councils
Shubhayu Bhattacharyay is serving as the USG of ECOSOC and is excited to welcome you to JHUMUNC 2019! A junior at Johns Hopkins, Shubhayu is dual majoring in Biomedical Engineering and Applied Mathematics & Statistics with a minor in Spanish for the Professions. He is originally from Kolkata, India and has lived in Thailand and Vietnam before moving to the United States. His global perspective inspired him to join Model United Nations in his freshman year of high school and he has been participating ever since. For Johns Hopkins, Shubhayu not only serves on the JHUMUNC staff but also competes for the HopMUN travel team. He is also a violinist in the Hopkins Symphony Orchestra and a neural engineering research assistant at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Please do not hesitate to contact Shubhayu at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Under-Secretary-General of General Assemblies
Kamran Siddiq is a senior majoring in Biomedical Engineering. He has been involved with Model UN since his freshman year of high school, and his passion has grown with each passing year. He first attended JHUMUNC in 2015, serving as a member of Dais for the Legal Committee. Since then, he has progressed to hold a chair position, been the Director of General Assemblies for JHUMUNC 2018, and is now incredibly excited to serve as Under-Secretary General of General Assemblies for JHUMUNC 2019! Outside of JHUMUNC, he is involved in ForagerOne, a research startup based out of Hopkins, drug-delivery research, and admissions. Please feel free to contact him with any questions or concerns by emailing email@example.com.
Under-Secretary-General of Specialized Committees
Serena Goldberg is excited to be one of your Under-Secretaries-General of Specialized Committees at JHUMUNC 2019. Originally from Chicago, Illinois, she fell in love with Model UN for its fast twist and turns, as well as the temporal, geographical and topical diversity of its committees. Serena is now a sophomore at Hopkins studying Economics and Applied Math & Statistics, with a minor in Social Policy. Beyond JHUMUNC, Serena is also a member of the Johns Hopkins Undergraduate Debate Council and a Woodrow Wilson Research Fellow. Last year, she served as the chair for the United Nations Security Council, marking her fifth year involved in Model UN. This year, she hopes to ensure delegates a unique and exciting experience. Feel free to contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Under-Secretary-General of Specialized Committees
Artur Barkan is one of two Under-Secretaries-General of Specialized Committees and is very excited to be part of JHUMUNC 2019 team. Artur is currently studying International Studies at Johns Hopkins and is originally from Voorhees, NJ. He began his Model UN career his sophomore year of high school. This will be Artur’s fifth time at JHUMUNC, previously participating in JHUMUNC twice as a high school delegate and serving as the Dais for Ad-Hoc for JHUMUNC 2017 and the Director of Specialized Committees for JHUMUNC 2018. As the USG, Artur will be working with the rest the Specialized staff to tailor fast and creative committees that will challenge delegates putting them in situations usually unseen in conventional Model UN committees. If you have any questions about specialized committees, feel free to contact Artur at email@example.com.
Under-Secretary-General of Programming
Amy Hong is serving as one of the USGs of Programming at JHUMUNC 2019. Amy is a senior majoring in International Studies and minoring in Psychology. At Hopkins, she is a member of her sorority Pi Beta Phi and gives tours and interviews as part of Blue Key Society. Amy has experience in JHUMUNC as a part of Press Corps as well as being a Programming staff member herself. She is excited to plan fun events for the delegates to enjoy outside of committee session! If you have any questions or comments regarding our programming events, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Under-Secretary-General of Programming
Sabrina Szu is a junior studying International Studies and English at Hopkins. She will serve as one of the Under-Secretaries-General of Programming for JHUMUNC 2019. Sabrina is originally from the suburbs of Los Angeles. At Hopkins, she is employed at the alumni office and is on the executive board of her sorority ! In the past two JHUMUNC conferences, Sabrina has served as a Dais staff of Standing as well as a member of the Programming Committee last year and has really loved her experience with JHUMUNC! Along with her programming staff members, she will be working to ensure the events and activities at JHUMUNC are as fun and engaging as they were in the past. If you have any feedback or questions, please feel free to reach out to her at email@example.com.
Aidan Hamilton is originally from New Jersey and is now a senior at Johns Hopkins studying Philosophy and Economics. He is serving as one of the Sergeant-at-Arms at JHUMUNC 2019. He previously served as a staff member of Operations and Technology at JHUMUNC 2017 and 2018. It is the responsibility of the Sergeant-at-Arms to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all JHUMUNC participants. Aidan will discharge this responsibility with his fellow Sergeant-at-Arms, Zanir Habib. Please do not hesitate to contact Aidan at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions, comments, or concerns.
Zanir Habib will be serving as one of the Sergeants-at-Arms. He is a rising senior from Dallas, Texas studying Electrical Engineering. This is his 8th year participating in Model United Nations and his 4th year in JHUMUNC. Previously, Zanir served as the Chair of the Duchy of Milan committee, Chair of Margaret Thatcher’s Cabinet, and, most recently, as the Director of the Joint Crisis Committees. On campus, he works on JHU’s small radio telescope and is involved with a consulting and business club. Zanir is excited to be working with his roommate and best friend, Aidan Hamilton, in keeping all the delegates and staff at JHUMUNC safe, so that all may have an enjoyable experience. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to email us at email@example.com.
Director of Economic and Social Councils
Claire Chen is a junior 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 Peer Advisor at the Career Center, a Group Management Intern at the Center for Social Concern, 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.
Director of General Assemblies
Siena DeMatteo is a rising sophomore 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 six years, having attended JHUMUNC as a delegate and served as Chair of the International Organization for Migration this past year. Outside of JHUMUNC, she is a member of Kappa Alpha Theta, works with incoming students as a First-Year Mentor, sits on the finance committee of the Milton S. Eisenhower Symposium, and participates in Best Buddies. Siena is incredibly excited to help oversee the execution of this session’s General Assembly committees. Please do not hesitate to contact her with any questions, comments, or concerns at email@example.com.
Director of Specialized Committees
Harrison Elliott is the Director of Specialized Committees for JHUMUNC 2019. Harrison is a rising junior from Chicago, Illinois studying Economics with a (potential) double minor in Financial Economics and Applied Mathematics & Statistics. He started his MUN career during his junior year of high school. This will be Harrison’s third JHUMUNC conference, having previously served as the Chair of the Iranian Revolutionary Government of 1979 at JHUMUNC 2018 and as a Crisis Staff member for the NFL Owner’s Meeting at JHUMUNC 2017. Outside of JHUMUNC, Harrison works in the Hopkins Athletic Department as an Intramural Referee. He also serves as a member of the music committee for Johns Hopkins Spring Fair and works with the Public Policy Consulting Group as a policy researcher. Harrison is eagerly looking forward to working with the rest of the Secretariat-Directorate in building JHUMUNC 2019 to be the best conference yet! If you have any questions for Harrison, you can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Director of Quadrumvirate and Joint Crisis Committees
Luyi Peng is a junior double majoring in Molecular and Cellular Biology and Public Health Studies with a Business Minor originally from Shanghai, China. She has been involved in MUN since high school and this is her third year at JHUMUNC, having served as a crisis staffer in Tohoku Earthquake Response and a chair in Quadrumvirate: Pacific Theater of Cold War-China. As the Director of Quad and JCC, she coordinates committee interaction to ensure engaging and enjoyable conference experience. Outside of JHUMUNC, she is a brother of Alpha Phi Omega, a volunteer in the Johns Hopkins Hospital Emergency Department, and an undergraduate researcher in Oncology and Cell Biology. Luyi looks forward to working with the JHUMUNC staff and engaging with delegates in another exciting conference. Please do not hesitate to contact her at email@example.com with questions, comments, or concerns.
Director of School Relations
Wendy Tsai is a junior 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 third year of working with JHUMUNC, having served as the Director of Business and Finance and a Dais member in the Legal Committee. 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.
Director of School Relations
Juan Gomez is a junior at Johns Hopkins, majoring in International Studies and Political Science with a minor in Latin American Studies. He is originally from Bogota, Colombia but has lived most of his life in Bradenton, Florida. At Hopkins, Juan is involved in Hoptoberfest and IDEAL. This will be his second year in JHUMUNC. Previously, he was a Crisis Staffer for the Federal Senate of Brazil. While this is only his second year in any sort of Model UN program, he looks forward to strengthening JHUMUNC as Director of School Relations. Feel free to contact him with any questions, comments, or concerns at email@example.com.
Director of School Relations
Emily Tatum is a senior from Cinnaminson, New Jersey, majoring in International Studies and Sociology. She is very excited to be part of the JHUMUNC 2019 team for her fourth and final conference. Emily began her Model UN career as a delegate in high school, and most recently chaired the Quad Japan committee during JHUMUNC XXI. She is involved in JHU Amnesty International, club field hockey, a peer listening group on campus, work-study, and recently interned at UNHCR. Please feel free to contact her with any questions or concerns at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Director of Operations
Quinn Seau is a junior at Johns Hopkins, majoring in Public Health Studies. He is originally from San Diego, California and is excited to serve as your Director of Operations for JHUMUNC 2019. At Hopkins, Quinn is also involved in the Public Health Student Forum and Organización Latina Estudiantil. This will be his second year in JHUMUNC. Previously, Quinn served as an operations and technology staffer. His current job is to keep everything running smoothly behind the scenes and ensure that the committees have access to the materials they need to work well. Please feel free to contact him with any questions or concerns at email@example.com.
Director of Technology
Jerry (Fangjia) Wen is a junior at Johns Hopkins, originally from Qingdao, China, the home of the world famous beer brand Tsingtao beer. He is majoring in Applied Mathematics and Economics. He has served as a dais and then as an Operations and Technology staffer, and will be serving as the Director of Technology for JHUMUNC XXII. He is a sports enthusiast, loving to play basketball and tennis and to watch the NBA and European soccer leagues. While he enjoys learning about math and technology, he has a profound interest in international geopolitics and financial markets, as well as history and philosophy. Please feel free to contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Director of Crisis
Juliann Susas is a rising senior from Berwyn, Pennsylvania pursuing a double major in International Studies and History. She began participating in Model United Nations in her sophomore year in high school. In JHUMUNC, she has served as a crisis staffer for the Government of Thailand and the Harry Potter: Order of the Phoenix. Outside of JHUMUNC, she serves on the International Studies Leadership Council, is a sister of Kappa Alpha Theta, works as a Study Consultant for the Johns Hopkins Office of Academic Support and oversees JHU sorority life as Panhellenic President. As Director of Crisis, she is excited to help all crisis staffers orchestrate fun and innovative crises and is looking forward for an amazing conference in February. Please email her at email@example.com with any questions, comments, or concerns.
Director of Press Corps
Jenna Movsowitz is a junior studying Writing Seminars with a minor in Marketing and Communications. On campus, she is involved in the marketing consulting club (Nest Strategies), Fraternity and Sorority Life, and obviously JHUMUNC! She also works in admissions and writes for the student blog Hopkins Insider. In her free time, Jenna loves exploring Baltimore with her friends to find the best restaurants and coffee! Jenna has absolutely loved Model UN since high school, where she was a delegate in 9 conferences. She has been involved in JHUMUNC for two years, first as a crisis staffer and then as the Chair of UNDP! She is so excited to combine her two passions of Model UN and writing through Press Corps. She cannot wait to help her delegates see a different side of Model UN, and in the process, find their voices through writing. Please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Director of Business and Finance
Jenny Jiang will be serving as your Director of Business and Finance, working with JHUMUNC’s budget and fundraisers. She is a sophomore, double majoring in Molecular & Cellular Biology and Philosophy, and originally from Fredericksburg, Virginia. This will be Jenny’s second year working with JHUMUNC, being a Dais member of the Special Conference on Environment and Natural Disasters JHUMUNC 2018. Outside of JHUMUNC, she is involved with tropical disease research at JH School of Public Health, attends MedPanel meetings, and is a MAPP Mentor at the Office of Multicultural Affairs. In her free time, she likes to catch up Netflix shows such as Grey’s Anatomy and Black Mirror. Jenny looks forward to another memorable conference and meeting everyone in February! Please feel free to contact her at email@example.com.
Director of Marketing and Media
Cindy Cho is a rising sophomore from Seattle who is dual majoring in International Studies and Economics. She is very excited to be serving as the Director of Media and Marketing for JHUMUNC 2019, and is essentially responsible for expanding the reach of the conference online. As an enthusiast of both foreign affairs and art, she loves being able to use design to promote Model UN. At Hopkins, Cindy is also apart of the Mock Trial team, the Milton S. Eisenhower Symposium, Jail Tutorial Project, and Liberty in North Korea. Please do not hesitate to contact Cindy at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or ideas!
Photography is courtesy of Naina Rao, Johns Hopkins University Class of 2018.