The Secretariat & Directorate of JHUMUNC 2016

Secretariat:


Secretary-General
Hello everyone! My name is Dylan Cowit and I am one of the Secretaries-General of JHUMUNC. 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 Johns Hopkins, majoring in History with a minor in Psychology. Model UN has long been a passion of mine, ever since attending my first conference more than seven years ago. I even attended JHUMUNC as a delegate back in 2011! As a member of JHUMUNC, I have had the honor of serving as the USG of ECOSOC Committees, the Director of ECOSOC Committees, and the Chair of both the Paris Peace Conference 1946 and the Human Rights Council. Aside from my long-term involvement with JHUMUNC, I also serve as a Justice on the Judicial Branch of the student government, a Staff Writer for the JHU Politik, and the President of Hopkins' Amnesty International chapter. We have a great conference planned this year, and I cannot wait to meet you all in February! If you have any questions, please feel free to send me an email at sec-gen@jhumunc.org.


Secretary-General
Hello JHUMUNC! My name is Julia Raphael and I’m a senior at Hopkins from LaGrange, NY. I’m majoring in International Studies and minoring in Economics. I’m thrilled to be serving as one of your Secretaries-General for JHUMUNC 2016. At last year’s conference, I was honored to serve as the USG of GA. At previous JHUMUNCs, I was the Director of GA, Chair of the International Labor Organization, and Dais for the World Intellectual Property Organization. On campus, I serve on the International Studies Leadership Committee, am an Admissions Representative, and a sister in Alpha Phi. 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 the best possible experience 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 sec-gen@jhumunc.org.

Director-General
Welcome to JHUMUNC 2016! My name is Jonathan Schlecht and I am the Director General of JHUMUNC 2016. My job as Director General is to act as a liaison between our conference and the Hilton, which has been generous enough to host us for a third year now. I'm a senior at Johns Hopkins studying Global Environmental Change and Sustainability. I grew up in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan where I was first introduced to model UN. I've been doing MUN as a delegate for 9 years now and I love everything about it. Hopefully your MUN experience here at JHUMUNC will be as memorable as my nine years on the MUN circuit have been. Besides JHUMUNC, I'm a member of HopMUN (the competing MUN team here at Hopkins), I'm a tour guide, and I host a radio show for WJHU. If you have any questions about the hotel, or anything JHUMUNC at all, feel free to e-mail me at dir-gen@jhumunc.org. I look forward to seeing you all at the conference!

Chief of Staff
Thanks for flying JHUMUNC, we're happy to have you with us! My name is Connor Kenehan and I am the 2016 JHUMUNC Chief of Staff. I am a rising senior majoring in Economics at Hopkins. In addition to JHUMUNC, I am a passionate member of a currency research team and the Johns Hopkins Men's Club Lacrosse Team. In my free time I read mythology, a lifelong love affair I brought with me from home just north of Chicago, Illinois. My MUN experience began when I came to college, with positions on JHUMUNC's Operations and School Relations Staffs. JHUMUNC has given me friends and memories which I will hold dear for a very long time: my goal as Chief of Staff is to help as many Delegates and Staff members as I can enjoy JHUMUNC as much as I have. Shoot me an email at chiefofstaff@jhumunc.org with questions, comments, concerns, or conversation. We know that you have options when you MUN, so on behalf of myself and all of staff, thanks again for choosing JHUMUNC. See you soon!

USG of General Assemblies
Howdy! My name is Liam Murphy and I am a junior studying International Studies and English at Hopkins. I am from Bedford, NY and this is my third year with JHUMUNC. This year, I am very excited to be serving as the Undersecretary General of General Assembly Committees and I believe the stage is set for JHUMUNC’s biggest committees to be the most fun and productive. Among our committees this year is the International Olympic Committee, which will be choosing a host city for the 2024 games, and a Historical General Assembly set in 1994 that will look at the Rwandan Genocide and the Bosnian War. Even in its early stages, I can tell JHUMUNC 2016 will be a resounding success, and I look forward to working with all of you this coming February! If you have any questions about GA or just want to chat, hit me up at ga@jhumunc.org. See you soon!

USG of ECOSOC Committees
Welcome to JHUMUNC 2016! My name is Eric Ong, and I am your Undersecretary-General of Economic and Social Committees (ECOSOC) this year. I am originally from Taipei, Taiwan, and I am a senior here at Hopkins studying Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. I am super excited about this year's conference, as we have a broad range of very exciting committees, from the Summit on Space Advancement and Technology to the UN Commission on the Status of Women. Previously, I have served as the Director of ECOSOC, Chair of the Commission on the North Korean Crisis and the US Financial Crisis, as well as a Dais of the National Convention of the French Revolution. Along with Liam, we'll make sure all delegates in Standing Committees will have a great time at JHUMUNC 2016. Please email me at ecosoc@jhumunc.org if you need to reach me! See you soon!

USG of Specialized Committees
Hi everyone, I’m Mira Haqqani, a junior 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 Undersecretary General of Specialized Committees this year and will be working closely with Bernard and our staff to create an enjoyable experience for everyone involved. This is my third year with JHUMUNC and I absolutely love it! I served as Director of Specialized Committees at JHUMUNC 2015 and some of you may remember me as Chair of the Turkish Cabinet last year or that of the Syrian Government from our brilliant Joint Crisis Committees the year before. In the future, I wish to return home to serve in the Pakistani Foreign Service. Please feel free to contact me at specialized@jhumunc.org if you have any questions or concerns. See you all in February!

USG of Specialized Committees
Hello and welcome to JHUMUNC 2016! My name is Bernard Sarmiento and I am a junior on the pre-medical track, studying Neuroscience and Psychology. I was born in Roseland, New Jersey, but I spent the last 10 years living in the Sunshine State - Florida. Ever since high school, I've had a unique fondness for MUN. I've always loved the way it brought together some of the best and brightest high school students to talk about fascinating topics and to come up with solutions to tough real world issues. I participated in MUN throughout high school, and I was even a delegate at the JHUMUNC 2013 conference. In my freshman year at Hopkins, I was fortunate to chair the Iranian Hostage Crisis committee at JHUMUNC 2014. For this year's JHUMUNC, along with Mira, I will be serving as the Under Secretary-General for Specialized. I will be working to make sure all the specialized committees run smoothly and to give delegates a great conference experience - filled with excitement and challenge. If you have any questions or concerns, please send me an email at specialized@jhumunc.org. Good luck and see you at the conference!

USG of School Relations
Hello JHUMUNC! I'm Corey Payne, a junior majoring in International Studies and Sociology with a concentration in International Development. I'm one of the USGs of School Relations for JHUMUNC 2016, and I'm excited for an awesome conference! This is my second year of JHUMUNCing, as I was the Director of School relations last year. Aside from being a part of this incredible team, I'm the Director of Public Relations at the Foreign Affairs Symposium, a diversity educator for the Office of Multicultural Affairs, and a Woodrow Wilson Research Fellow. 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!

USG of School Relations
Hello JHUMUNC! I'm Sara Analoui, a junior majoring in Neuroscience with a minor in Management. I'm one of the USGs of School Relations for JHUMUNC 2016, and I'm excited to be back for my third year at JHUMUNC! I was previously a crisis staff member and Director of School Relations. Outside of this amazing group, I am a part of Kappa Kappa Gamma, Epidemic Proportions, research at JHMI, and a mentor and student leader for the Office of Multicultural affairs. Please feel free to reach out by emailing at registration@jhumunc.org. I look forward to meeting you all at JHUMUNC 2016!

USG of Operations
Hello everyone, my name is Sumukh Shetty, and I’m excited to be your Under-Secretary General of Operations for JHUMUNC 2016! I’m a rising junior from Voorhees, New Jersey, originally from Bangalore, India. At Hopkins, I study Molecular and Cellular Biology with a minor in History. At the last two JHUMUNCs, I’ve been a member of the operations team. I’m in charge of all the behind the scenes work that helps runs the conference smoothly. That includes getting all the resolutions printed, troubleshooting any projector issues, and making sure all the delegates have their placards. Even though I’m a pre-medical student, working at JHUMUNC has always been a blast. In my free time, I love traveling, volunteering in India, and listening to music. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at ops@jhumunc.org. I look forward to meeting you all in February!

Sergeant-at-Arms
Hi JHUMUNC! I’m Andrew Rosenblum, a junior Public Health Studies major and I’ll be your Sergeant-at-Arms for JHUMUNC 2016. I’m originally from Virginia Beach, Virginia where I got started with Model UN at Cape Henry Collegiate. When I’m not working on JHUMUNC, I’m also involved with the Johns Hopkins campus EMS service, the Hopkins Emergency Response Organization where I’m a Reserve Crew Chief as well as the Equipment Lieutenant. In JHUMUNC 2015, I was your Deputy Sergeant-at-Arms. This year as the Sergeant-at-Arms, my job is to make sure everyone has a safe and exciting conference. Please feel free to contact me at security@jhumunc.org with any questions or concerns.

Directorate


Director of General Assemblies
Hello, JHUMUNC! My name is Cameron Donahue and I am thrilled to serve as the Director of General Assembly Committees for JHUMUNC 2016. I'm originally from Palm Springs, California and I am majoring in History and Latin American Studies. You may have seen me at previous JHUMUNC conferences where I served as the chair for the Historical General Assembly committee and as a DAIS for the UNIDO committee. I look forward to welcoming all of you to Hopkins and Baltimore next February. If you have any questions or concerns before then, please feel free to contact me at ga@jhumunc.org.

Director of ECOSOC Committees
Hey everyone! My name is Jen Aufill and I am a sophomore at Johns Hopkins University studying Writing Seminars and Public Health. I am originally from Laguna Hills, California, where I participated in Model UN throughout all four years of high school, as both a delegate and the Secretary-General of my high school's conference. This is my second year involved with JHUMUNC, having served last year as the Chair of the African Union committee. I am incredibly excited to be serving as the Director of ECOSOC this year and will be working closely with the USG to make this year's conference the best yet! Please feel free to contact me at ecosoc@jhumunc.org if you have any questions or concerns. I'm looking forward to a great conference!

Director of Specialized Committees
Hey everyone! My name is Ajay Mehta and I am a sophomore majoring in Molecular and Cellular Biology here at Hopkins. I’m from Northern Virginia, where I began my Model UN journey as a freshman in high school. I am excited to be serving as the Director of Specialized Committees for JHUMUNC this year! Last year, I served as the Chair of the Summit on Cybercrime and Cyberwarfare and this year I am looking forward to working with the Specialized Chairs and staff to plan and create very interesting and fast-paced committees. I can wait to meet you all at JHUMUNC 2016 and please contact me at dirspec@jhumunc.org if you have any questions or concerns!

Director of Crisis
Hello and welcome to JHUMUNC 2016! My name is Jack Quinn and I am returning to JHUMUNC this year as the Director of Crisis. I am a rising sophomore majoring in Neuroscience and Economics with a minor in Entrepreneurship and Management. I’m also on the pre-med track. I am originally from Harvard, Massachusetts, and was the Vice-President of my Model UN club in High School. I’m very excited to work closely with your chairs to establish a fast-paced, exciting, and unpredictable committee. Here at JHUMUNC, we’re all ecstatic about the committees we have chosen and equally confident in their ability to capture your attention and facilitate the development of your MUN acumen. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions about crisis, don’t hesitate to email me at crisis@jhumunc.org. See you all in February!

Director of the Quadrumvirate
Hi JHUMUNC! My name is Jill Hakim and I’m really excited about all the quad and JCC committees this year! I’m a junior studying Public Health and Biology on the pre-med track originally from Ann Arbor Michigan. JHUMUNC has been my first experience with model UN and I absolutely love it! I started as a sophomore because I heard how fun JHUMUNC was, and since then have been a crisis staffer for JCC Syrian National Coalition then for Kashmir on quad. I’m very excited to work closely with staffers and delegates to make this year’s committees memorable. If you have any questions, contact me at quad@jhumunc.org. I look forward to making JHUMUNC 2016 great, see you all in Baltimore next February!

Director of Press Corps
Hello JHUMUNC and fellow Press Corps! My name is DeAnna Pope and I'll be directing Press Corps for the 2016 Conference. I'm a rising senior from St. Louis, majoring in International Studies with minors in Economics and History. I've spent my junior year abroad at the London School of Economics, which has been a wonderful life experience. This fall I will return to campus as a freshmen Resident Advisor. My first experience with MUN was at the 2014 Conference in Baltimore while serving as a member of Press Corps and am excited to return. I have nearly four years of journalism experience for my hometown newspaper and have served for the U.S. State Department's Bureau of Public Affairs at their NY Foreign Press Center assisting international journalists. Media relations is truly a passion of mine and am thankful for the opportunity to share it with you all through Press Corps. Feel free to email me at presscorps@jhumunc.org with any questions or suggestions you may have for this year's projects.

Director of School Relations
Hi JHUMUNC! My name is Jesse Chen and I'm a senior at Hopkins studying creative writing and museums. I've been a part of JHUMUNC and HopMUN (the traveling MUN team) since I was a freshman and have competed in MUN since middle school, including once at JHUMUNC 2011 (I know, I know, I'm old now). I hail from the great state of New Jersey and aside from MUN I am also involved in the Taiwanese American Students Association, the Inter-Asian Council, the Woodrow Wilson Research Fellowship, the Admissions office, and various on campus publications. I will be one of your Directors of School Relations this year so feel free to reach out to me at registration@jhumunc.org or pop by the school relations table to say hi!

Director of School Relations
Hi all and and welcome to JHUMUNC 2016! My name is Jonathan Tai and I'm a sophomore majoring in East Asian Studies and International Studies with a concentration in Russia. I am one of the Directors of School Relations and was involved with JHUMUNC the previous year as a Dais staff for the Disarmament and International Security Committee​. I'm excited to meet everyone and look forward to a fantastic conference! Feel free to contact me with questions, feedback, and comments at registration@jhumunc.org.

Director of Operations
Hello JHUMUNC 2016! My name is Nevena Marinkovic and I'm a rising sophomore at Hopkins. I'm majoring in Mechanical Enigeering and minoring in Computer Science. This is my second year here at JHUMUNC and I look forward to making the conference as fun as possible for all of you! Feel free to ask me any questions in person or email me at ops@jhumunc.org.

Director of Technology
Hello! I’m Alexei Acacio, a sophomore studying Psychology at Hopkins. I’m this year’s Director of Technology so I’m responsible for things like projectors, printers, and Internet access. My hometown is halfway across the world in Manila, Philippines. I've participated as a delegate in many Model UN conferences in High School and served on JHUMUNC 2015’s Operations Team. What I love about Model UN is the opportunity to discuss issues of global importance, the thrill of roleplaying diplomats, and of course, the social aspect of meeting new people. I hope you enjoy JHUMUNC 2016, because I know I certainly will! If you have any questions, tech-related or otherwise, please don’t hesitate to contact me at tech@jhumunc.org.

Director of Programming
Hi everyone! My name is Charlotte Butash, and I am rising junior at Johns Hopkins majoring in Political Science and International Studies and minoring in French. I am also pre-law, and, in my free time, I love to ski and travel! I am originally from Chatham, New Jersey. I’ve been involved with JHUMUNC for the last two years and have worked on UNESCAP and the Paris Peace Conference historical committee. If you have any feedback on the events we hold outside of committee sessions, feel free to contact me at programming@jhumunc.org!

Deputy Sergeant-at-Arms
Hey there! I am Guohao Sun, a rising sophomore majoring in Mechanical Engineering (Aerospace Concentration) and minoring in Entrepreneurship & Management, Visual Arts and Math. As an international student from China, I have been involved in MUN since middle school and attended multiple international MUN conferences held in Beijing and Singapore. I was Dais staff for the Special Summit on Cybercrime and Cyberwarfare in JHUMUNC 2015, and I am serving as Deputy Sergeant at Arms for JHUMUNC 2016! As a World Teakwondo Federation certified Black Belt and junior Karate Instructor, I am very thrilled to be keeping everyone safe at JHUMUNC 2016, along with our Sergeant at Arms, Andrew! Feel free to contact me at security@jhumunc.org

Director of Business
Hey JHUMUNC! My name is Stephan Capriles and I am a senior studying history and international relations here at Hopkins. I was born and raised on a tiny island in the Caribbean called Curaçao. This is my fourth 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 Business. I help handle the group’s social media, budgeting, and fundraising. 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