Meet the Secretariat and the Directorate

**Please check back soon for the JHUMUNC 2015 Secretariat and Directorate!**

Secretariat:


Secretary General
Ian J. Hooley Hi everyone, my name is Robert Locke and I am one of the Secretaries-General for JHUMUNC 2015. It is my distinct honor and pleasure to welcome you to the great city of Baltimore for this year's conference. I am a senior here at Hopkins and am pursuing a degree in Public Health. I was born and raised in Worcester, Massachusetts and when not following my favorite Boston and Colombian sports teams you can probably find me hanging out with friends, reading the newspaper or reading up on one of my areas of focus: Latin American economic development. I participated in Model UN throughout high school, and as a member of JHUMUNC have had the pleasure of serving as chair of the Advisory Panel to the Security Council, the Security Council, and as Undersecretary-General of Specialized Committees. I hope you are as excited as we are for the conference and if there is anything I can help out with please do send me an email. See you in February! In the meantime, if you have any questions, feel free to send me an email at sec-gen@jhumunc.org


Secretary General
Kithmina V. Hewage Hey JHUMUNC, My name is Will Dorman and I am a rising senior at Hopkins pursuing a triple major in History, Spanish, and Latin American Studies. I’m originally from Baltimore, and even attended JHUMUNC as a delegate on three occasions. My past staff positions include Chair of DISEC, Director of Programming, and Chief of Staff. International politics have interested me ever since high school and I enjoy the ability to further pursue these interests through JHUMUNC. When I’m not in class or studying in the library, you can probably find me on the volleyball court, working downtown as a law clerk, or planning my next traveling adventure. I look forward to helping to facilitate a wonderful JHUMUNC 2014 so if you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact me at sec-gen@jhumunc.org


Chief of Staff
Hello everyone! My name is Deanna Loh and I am a senior at Hopkins studying Public Health and Biology. I'm from Los Angeles, and this will be my 4th year doing JHUMUNC. Last year, I was the Director of Programming, and this year I am excited to facilitate the 2015 conference as your Chief of Staff. feel free to contact me with questions or concerns at chiefofstaff@jhumunc.org


USG General Assemblies
Hello JHUMUNC! My name is Julia Raphael and I’m a junior at Hopkins from LaGrange, NY. I’m majoring in International Studies with minors in Economics and French. I’m thrilled to be serving as your USG of General Assembly Committees at JHUMUNC 2015. At last year’s conference, I was lucky enough to serve as the Director of GA as well as Chair of the International Labor Organization, and had previously served as Director of the World Intellectual Property Organization. I participated in Model UN throughout high school and hope to bring my own experiences as a delegate and staff member to my work this year, to create an experience that is unique, challenging, and exciting for all attending. I look forward to meeting everyone in February and encourage you to reach out to me with any questions that arise before then at: ga@jhumunc.org


USG ECOSOC Committees
Welcome to JHUMUNC 2015! My name is Dylan Cowit and I’m a rising junior at Johns Hopkins majoring in History. I originally hail from Long Island, where I participated in Model UN throughout high school both as a delegate and the Secretary-General of my school’s conference. At past JHUMUNCs I have had the honor of serving as the Director of ECOSOC Committees and the Chair of both the Paris Peace Conference 1946 and the Human Rights Council. This year I’m thrilled to serve as the Undersecretary General of ECOSOC Committees! We have a great conference planned and I can’t wait to meet everyone in February! If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at ecosoc@jhumunc.org


USG Specialized Committees
I'm Rosie Grant, member of Johns Hopkins Class of 2016. I'm originally from Chicago, where I participated in Model UN all four years of high school (even as a delegate at JHUMUNC!). Last year, I served as Director Specialized committees and chaired the Security Council. At Hopkins, I’m currently pursuing an International Studies major and an Economics minor, with a potential concentration in international financial markets or global governance. As Under Secretary General of Specialized, I'll be working with Nick to ensure specialized runs smoothly and that our committees are both enjoyable and enriching for delegates. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at specialized@jhumunc.org Looking forward to meeting you all in February!


USG Specialized Committees
My name is Nicholas Igo, and I'm a senior studying Molecular and Cellular Biology with a concentration in pre-medical studies. I'm from Ayer, Massachusetts and have previously held the positions of Director of Joint Crisis Committee Russian Civil War: Whites, Chair of the Joint Crisis Committee The Final War of the Roman Republic: Rome, Director of Quadrumvirate Committees, and now I'm the Under-secretary General of Specialized Committees! I had always wanted to join Model UN while in high school, but my school didn't have a MUN team, and I immediately jumped at the opportunity to participate upon arriving to campus my freshman year. In an ever-changing world, I find it extremely relevant to maintain an interest in international politics. Following my undergraduate studies, I really wish to go abroad as a member of a foreign aid service, such as the Red Cross or Doctors Without Borders and work to provide aid to those affected by the ceaseless unrest in regions of the world such as the Middle East and Sudan before attending medical school where I wish to pursue a career in cardiothoracic surgery. Please feel free to email me at specialized@jhumunc.org or the USGs of Specialized Committees if you have any questions about Specialized committees or anything that could improve your JHUMUNC XVIII experience!. I look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to Hopkins and to Baltimore!


USG School Relations
Hello and welcome to JHUMUNC 2014! My name is Leah and I am your main point of contact for Registration and School Relations. I'm here to help with any questions or problems you may have. When I'm not working on JHUMUNC I can be found putting in time on the Marketing Team of the Foreign Affairs Symposium or doing Programming for the Hopkins College Democrats. I'm also a member of Pi Beta Phi and the Tutorial Project. If I'm not on campus, I'm probably doing research at the Johns Hopkins Hospital or, honestly, taking a nap. I'm a Public Health Studies major with a pre-medicine focus. This is my senior year and I hope to make the best out of my last JHUMUNC! I can't wait for another amazing conference! Please do not hesistate to contact me with any questions/concerns at registration@jhumunc.org. We look forward to seeing you in February 2014!


USG Operations
Hello everyone, my name is Sara Kimiko Suzuki, a rising senior studying Molecular and Cellular Biology at Hopkins. I will be your Under-Secretary General of Operations this upcoming conference! My hometown is Norfolk, Virginia, though I’ve lived in plenty of other places. I participated in High School conferences as a delegate, but I’ve really enjoyed working in JHUMUNC these past three years – one as a dais staff and the others in Operations. Even though I’m a pre-medical student, I’m still passionate about my work in Model United Nations, especially during this last year of mine. I’m in charge of all logistics and behind the scenes work to to run the conference smoothly. This could be any thing from fighting a printer jam, to making sure we have all of the necessary equipment here and functioning. Otherwise, I really enjoy exploring new places, reading good sci-fi, and eating lots of chocolate. Please feel free to contact me at ops@jhumunc.org Can’t wait to see you there!


Sergeant at Arms
Hello! My name is Jonathan Schlecht and I am a junior at Johns Hopkins University studying Global Environmental Change and Sustainability. I'm from Bloomfield Hills, Michigan where I got my start in MUN through my high school where I attended many conferences as a delegate and served as a chair for others. My first year in JHUMUNC, I was a dais staff member for the House of Targaryen in the Game of Thrones quadrumvirate. My second year, I was the Deputy Sergeant at Arms. As your Sergeant at Arms, it is my job to make sure that everyone has a safe and fun JHUMUNC experience. Please feel free to contact me at security@jhumunc.org with questions or concerns.


Directorate


Director General Assemblies
Hi guys and welcome to JHUMUNC 2015! My name is Jess Fong and I’m an International Studies and Economics major at Johns Hopkins. This year at JHUMUNC, I am serving as the Director of General Assembly, as well as the chair for the World Health Organization 2075. I’ve been involved in Model UN throughout high school, which makes this my eighth year. Other random things: I love playing piano, ballroom dancing, and writing anything that’s not a paper. If you have any questions about these things (or about JHUMUNC), feel free to contact me at ga@jhumunc.org


Director ECOSOC Committees
Hello everyone, my name is Eric Ong, and I am excited to be your Director of ECOSOC for JHUMUNC 2015! I'm originally from Taipei, Taiwan and I'm a junior here at Hopkins studying Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. This is my third year as part of JHUMUNC, having served as staff and chair for the National Convention of the French Revolution as well as the US Financial Crisis Cabinet 2008. What I love most about Model UN is that delegates could intelligently role play as representatives of completely different countries, and interact with people from all over the world! I've had the privilege of traveling to more than 20 countries in the world, many of which I journeyed to as a delegate and staff in high school conferences. I hope you will love and enjoy this conference as much as I do, and if you have any questions, please feel free email me atecosoc@jhumunc.org


Director Specialized Committees
Hi everyone, I’m Mira Haqqani, a rising sophomore from JHU’s Class of 2017. Originally from Karachi, Pakistan, I moved to Baltimore to study Political Science and International Studies at Hopkins, hoping to concentrate in South Asian and Middle Eastern politics. I am excited to serve as Director of Specialized Committees this year and will be working closely with our staff to create an enjoyable experience for everyone. This is my second year with JHUMUNC and some of you may remember me as Chair of the Syrian Government from our brilliant Joint Crisis Committees last year. In the future, I wish to return home to serve in the Pakistani Parliament and Foreign Service. Please feel free to contact me at dirspec@jhumunc.org if you have any questions or concerns. See you all in February!
Director of Crisis
Hello and welcome to JHUMUNC 2014! My name is Sonal Chatter and I am returning this year as the Director of Crisis for JHUMUNC. I am a senior, and a Cognitive Science major with concentrations in Linguistics and Computational Processing at Johns Hopkins University. I am originally from Concord, Massachusetts, and I participated in Model Congress and Model UN in high school. With a lot of experience in crisis, I plan to continue the JHUMUNC tradition of fast-paced committees with the amazing crisis team. We have some phenomenal committees this year, and we plan to keep everyone on their toes! If you have any questions or comments about crisis, don’t hesitate to email me at crisis@jhumunc.org . I look forward to you seeing you at the conference!


Director of the Quadrumvirate
Hey JHUMUNC-ers! My name is Rachel Demma and I’m a rising sophomore on a pre-law track majoring in Political Science and minoring in Global Environmental Change and Social Policy. I’m from Boston, Massachusetts, where I began my MUN career six years ago. This is my second year as a JHUMUNC staff member; you may remember me as the Chair of the Quadrumvirate Genpei Wars: Sohei Clan Committee (or as the girl chanting Sohei chants in the hallway. Either are accurate identifiers). I am absolutely thrilled to serve as your Director of Quadrumvirate and Joint Crisis Committees this year! I have been an avid MUNer since Freshman Year of high school, and I can attest both as a delegate, a chair, and now as a Director that JHUMUNC is best conference offered to high school delegations. But you already knew that. I am also fairly certain that JHUMUNC 2015 Quadrumvirate and Joint-Crisis Committees will be the best joint-crisis committees of all time, and I am sure you will soon agree. Please feel free to contact me at quad@jhumunc.org if you have any questions or comments about joint crisis. Looking forward to meeting you in February!


Director of School Relations
My name is Sara Analoui. I’m the Director of School Relations for JHUMUNC. I’m from the shoreline of Connecticut and I’m sophomore at Johns Hopkins double majoring in Neuroscience and Public Health. This is my second year with JHUMUNC and I’m super excited to see you all! Stop by the School Relations desk to say hi! Contact me with questions, comments, and concerns at registration@jhumunc.org


Director of School Relations
Hello JHUMUNC! I'm Corey Payne, a sophomore majoring in International Studies and Sociology with a concentration in International Development. I'm one of the Directors of School Relations for JHUMUNC 2015, and I'm also working as a Crisis Staffer for the JCC RNC Committee! Aside from being on JHUMUNC's team, I'm a member of the Foreign Affairs Symposium staff, a mentor for the Office of Multicultural Affairs, and a Woodrow Wilson Research Fellow. I have a little UN experience-- I was the president of my high school's MUN team and I spent my summer working in a UN school for refugees in Colombia. When I'm not working, you can find me daydreaming, eating, or worrying about student debt (though usually a combination of those). It's my job to make sure your conference is amazing! Please feel free to reach out by emailing at registration@jhumunc.org. Let's make it a great JHUMUNC season!


Director of Operations
Hey guys! My name is Lucas Shin and I will be acting as the Director of Operations for JHUMUNC 2014 - which basically means I am the go-to guy for technical and logistical difficulties that may occur during the conference. I am currently a junior majoring in International Studies and plan to graduate this year. I've spent a good amount of my life living overseas, but I consider LA to be my hometown (Go Cali!). Even though I will be running around the conference fixing printers and yelling at the staff (or being yelled at..), please feel free to ask me any questions you have! If not, you can always shoot an email to ops@jhumunc.org. I look forward to meeting y'all at the conference!


Director of Technology
Hello everyone! My name is Zacharias – Zach, if the full thing is too long for you – and I am a junior at Johns Hopkins University. I came all the way from Greece (hence the weird last name) to study Electrical Engineering and be a part of JHUMUNC. This year I will be the Director of Technology, so do not hesitate to contact me with questions and any technical problems you might be facing during the conference. When I’m not doing homework or techy stuff, I enjoy being a Model UN delegate myself and I have to admit this is the most fun aspect of the conference. So make sure you make the most out of it and enjoy yourselves (without any technical problems!). Please feel free to contact me at tech@jhumunc.org


Director of the Press Corps
Hello! My name is Arda Özilgen and I am a senior at Johns Hopkins studying biomedical engineering. I have been an active member of Model UN since my freshman year of high school, where I got to attend conferences in Istanbul, Paris, Dublin, Berlin and Athens. JHUMUNC 2015 will mark my eleventh Model UN conference and second JHUMUNC after chairing SPECPOL at last year’s conference. Other than doing Model United Nations, I am currently a member of the Turkish Student Association at Johns Hopkins. During my free time, I usually enjoy hanging out with friends, playing volleyball or watching movies. Feel free to contact me at presscorps@jhumunc.org.


Director of Programming
Hi JHUMUNC 2015! My name is Joy Lee, and I’m a rising sophomore at Hopkins studying Public Health and Spanish. I’m also pre-med and hope to be a pediatrician some day. I hail from the great state of Maryland and actually attended JHUMUNC as a high school delegate! I have tons and tons of Baltimore pride and could go on and on and on about how much I love Old Bay, the Ravens, and the Maryland flag. I was dais staff for FIFA Congress during JHUMUNC 2014 but now serve as Director of Programming, so if you have any feedback on any of the fun programs we have going on outside of committee, feel free to contact me at programming@jhumunc.org!


Deputy Sergeant at Arms Welcome to JHUMUNC 2015! I'm Andrew Rosenblum, a rising sophomore double majoring in Computer Science and Public Health Studies. I grew up in Virginia Beach, Virginia where I was first exposed to Model UN at Cape Henry Collegiate. Last year I worked with the 2008 Financial Crisis Committee on the Dias staff and this I'll be your Deputy Sergeant at Arms. Together with the Sergeant at Arms, we're striving to make sure everyone has a fun and safe conference. Please let us know if theres anything we can do to make your conference experience better. security@jhumunc.org


Director of Social Media and Fundraising
Hey JHUMUNC! My name is Stephan Capriles and I am a junior studying history and international relations here at Hopkins. I was born and raised on a tiny island in the Caribbean called Curacao and moved to the states three years ago. This is my third time being part of JHUMUNC and I’m excited to make this the best conference yet! This year I’m working as the Director of Fundraising and Social Media. I love 20th century history, chocolate, and windsurfing. If you have any questions, comments, concerns, or would just like to talk, please feel free to email me at: fundraising@jhumunc.org


Director of Design and Publications
Hi JHUMUNC, My name is Angela Roller and I am excited to serve as the Director of Design and Publications for JHUMUNC this year! I’m from Fairfax, Virginia and am currently pursuing a double major in Public Health and Computer Science as well as a minor in Entrepreneurship and Management as a junior at Hopkins. I have been involved with Model UN since high school and I am excited to capture the diversity and excitement that is JHUMUNC in designs this year! Previously in JHUMUNC, I have had an incredibly memorable experience as a Dias staff of the IAEA, and most recently, Chair of the Taira Clan in the 12th Century Japan Quadrumvirate. Here’s to another great year at JHUMUNC; I am very much looking forward to welcoming you and your delegation to Baltimore this February 2015!