Meet the Secretariat & Directorate
Delegates, hello and welcome to JHUMUNC 2017! I am Mira Haqqani and I could not be more honored to serve as one of the Secretaries-General for JHUMUNC this year. My job is to make sure you have a great time at JHUMUNC and enjoy your weekend in the great city of Baltimore. Originally from Karachi, Pakistan, I am a senior here at Hopkins studying Political Science and International Studies with a minor in Islamic Studies. Over the years, I’ve been fortunate enough to live in Pakistan, England and the USA - all of which I call home now. This experience of globetrotting is one of the reasons I became so deeply interested in global governance and MUN. This is my fourth year with JHUMUNC and I’m determined to make this our best conference yet. I have previously served as the USG of Specialized, Director of Specialized, as well as the Chair of the Turkish Cabinet and the Syrian Government committees. In addition to JHUMUNC, I am the Editor-in-Chief of the JHU Politik and the programming intern at the JHU Office of Multicultural Affairs. Please feel free to contact me at email@example.com if you have any questions, concerns or just want to say hello. I am extremely excited to meet you all in February and see JHUMUNC 2017 unfold!
Hello and welcome to JHUMUNC 2017! My name is Bernard Sarmiento and it is my pleasure to help guide you to a wonderful JHUMUNC this year. I am a senior on the pre-medical track, studying Neuroscience and Psychology. I was born in Roseland, New Jersey but I spent the last 11 years living in the Sunshine State - Florida. Ever since high school, I’ve had a passion for Model United Nations. MUN brought together some of the best and brightest high school students from around the world to talk about fascinating topics and to develop solutions to tough real-world issues. I’ve participated as a delegate of MUN conferences since my freshman year of high school, and was even a delegate of the JHUMUNC 2013 conference. I was fortunate to chair the Iranian Hostage Crisis Committee at JHUMUNC 2014 and serve as the Under Secretary-General for Specialized with Mira last year. Outside of JHUMUNC, I am fortunate enough to be a member of the Blue Key Society, A Place To Talk and the HopMUN travel team. As Secretary-General, it is my responsibility to create the best possible MUN experience that Johns Hopkins University and the city of Baltimore can offer. If you have any questions or concerns, please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org Good luck and see you in February!
Welcome to JHUMUNC 2017! I’m Andrew Rosenblum, the Director General of JHUMUNC 2017. My job as Director General is to act as a liaison between our conference staff and the Hilton, which has been generous enough to host us for a fourth year now. I’m a senior Public Health Studies major with a minor in psychology. I grew up in Virginia Beach, Virginia, where I got my Model UN start at Cape Henry Collegiate. I do miss the ocean and beaches of Virginia sometimes but enjoy the inner harbor and exploring the amazing food options in Baltimore almost as much. This will be my 4th JHUMUNC conference and in the past I’ve been a committee staffer, Deputy Sergeant-At-Arms and Sergeant-At-Arms. Besides JHUMUNC, I am also the Captain of the Hopkins Emergency Response Organization (HERO) which provides EMS to the Johns Hopkins Homewood campus and a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity. If you have any questions about the hotel, JHUMUNC, or just want to say hi, feel free to email me at email@example.com I look forward to seeing you all at the conference!
Chief of Staff
Hello JHUMUNC! I'm Sara Analoui, a senior majoring in Psychology with a minor in Entrepreneurship and Management. I'm the Chief of Staff for JHUMUNC 2017, and I'm excited to be back for my fourth year at JHUMUNC! My job is to make sure that JHUMUNC staff enjoys their time preparing an amazing conference for you! I was previously a crisis staff member, Director of School Relations, and USG of School Relations. Outside of this amazing group, I am a part of Kappa Kappa Gamma, a mentor and student leader for the Office of Multicultural affairs, and Vice President of the Iranian Cultural Society. Please feel free to reach out by emailing at firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to meeting you all at JHUMUNC 2017!
Chief of Programming
Hi everyone! My name is Charlotte Butash, and I’m a rising senior majoring in Political Science and International Studies and minoring in Economics at Hopkins. I’m also pre-law, and, in my free time, I love to ski and travel! I’ve been involved with JHUMUNC for the past three years and am extremely excited to be serving as Chief of Programming for this year’s conference! In addition to being part of JHUMUNC, I’m also the president of JHU’s Amnesty International chapter, the Vice President of Committees for my sorority, and a tutor in the Writing Center. If you have any feedback on the events we hold outside of JHUMUNC’s committee sessions, feel free to contact me at email@example.com!
USG of General Assemblies
Hi everyone! My name is Anisha Anand, and I will be serving as your Under-Secretary General of General Assemblies. I am a junior studying Economics and International Studies and originally from Dallas, Texas. Model UN has been a passion of mine since the beginning of high school, and apart from JHUMUNC, I continue to travel with the Hopkins Model UN team to conferences as well. I was chair of SpecPol last year as some of you might remember and am excited to be returning to JHUMUNC 2017 and serving on the secretariat. This year I will be working to make sure all that all the GA committees will be an exciting and great experience for everyone! Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns at firstname.lastname@example.org Can't wait to meet y’all this February and look forward to an amazing conference!!
USG of ECOSOC Committees
Hey everyone! My name is Jen Aufill and I am incredibly excited to be serving as the Undersecretary-General of the Economic and Social (ECOSOC) Committees for JHUMUNC 2017! I am currently a junior at Johns Hopkins University double-majoring in Public Health Studies and Writing Seminars with a minor in Spanish. 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 annual conference. This is my third year involved with JHUMUNC, having served as the Director of ECOSOC, Chair of the UN Commission on the Status of Women and Chair of the African Union. Please feel free to contact me at email@example.com if you have any questions. I'm looking forward to a great conference!
USG of Specialized Committees
Hey everyone! My name is Ajay Mehta and I am a Junior 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 Undersecretary-General of Specialized Committees for JHUMUNC this year! Last year, I served as the Director of Specialized Committees and over the last two years I have been the Chair of JHUMUNC’s first Ad-Hoc Committee of the Secretary-General and the Summit on Cybercrime and Cyberwarfare. 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 2017 and please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or concerns!
USG of Specialized Committees
Hey JHUMUNC-ers! My name is Rachel Demma and I’m a rising Senior 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 eight years ago. This is my fourth year as a JHUMUNC staff member, and I am absolutely thrilled to serve as USG of specialized 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 USG that JHUMUNC is the best conference offered to high school delegations. But you already knew that. I am also fairly certain that JHUMUNC 2017 Specialized Committees will be the best specialized committees of all time, and I am sure you will soon agree. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or comments about specialized. Looking forward to meeting you in February!
USG of School Relations
Hello everyone, my name is Sumukh Shetty, and I’m excited to be your Undersecretary-General of School Relations for JHUMUNC 2017! I’m a rising senior from Voorhees, New Jersey, originally from Bangalore, India. At Hopkins, I am studying Molecular and Cellular Biology with a minor in History. At the last three JHUMUNCs, I’ve been a member of the operations team. At JHUMUNC 2016, I was honored to serve as USG of Operations. As USG of School Relations, it is my job to make sure you have an amazing time at JHUMUNC! 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 email@example.com I look forward to meeting you all in February 2017!
USG of Operations
Hello JHUMUNC 2016! My name is Nevena Marinkovic and I'm a Junior at Johns Hopkins. I'm originally from Long Island, NY and I'm majoring in Engineering Mechanics and minoring in Computer Science. This is my third year here on the JHUMUNC Ops and Tech team and I look forward to making the conference as smoothly run and fun as possible for everyone! Feel free to ask me any questions in person or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
USG of Technology
Welcome to JHUMUNC 2017! I’m AJ Acacio and I’m honored to serve as your Undersecretary-General of Technology. I’m from Manila, Philippines and I moved half way across the globe to major in Psychology here at Hopkins. In my free time, I like to eat, debate, and travel. What I love about Model UN is the opportunity to discuss issues of global importance, the thrill of roleplaying diplomats, and of course, meeting new people. In this conference, which would be my third on JHUMUNC Operations, I will be working with the rest of the team to manage logistics, from projectors to printers and everything in between. While I will be spending the bulk of my time behind the scenes, I will be running around committees to deliver printed resolutions or troubleshoot projectors, so I look forward to seeing all of you there! In the meantime, if you have any questions or concerns —tech-related or otherwise— feel free to email me at email@example.com
Hi again! I am Guohao Sun, a rising junior studying Mechanical Engineering and Visual Arts at Hopkins. As an international student from China, I have been involved in Model UN since middle school and attended multiple international conferences in Beijing and Singapore. Outside of school, I am a World Taekwondo Federation certified Black Belt, a brother of Theta Tau the Professional Engineering Fraternity, and does cool research with autonomous quadcopters! 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns.
Director of General Assemblies
Hi and welcome to JHUMUNC 2017! My name is Suborna Panja, a sophomore Economics major and Entrepreneurship & Management and Marketing & Communications double minor. I am originally from Somerset, NJ where I participated in Model UN for 4 years in high school. Since coming to Hopkins I’ve served as a dais member on the Committee on Sustainability, and the Summit on Space Advancement and Technology 2100. Having a strong background in standing committees, I am incredibly excited to serve as the Director of GA committees, and work with the the rest of the JHUMUNC staff to make this conference amazing! See you in February!
Director of ECOSOC Committees
Welcome! My name is Roderick Bowlby and I will be serving as the Director of ECOSOC for Session XX of JHUMUNC. I am a sophomore at Johns Hopkins studying Political Science and East Asian Studies with a minor in Film and Media Studies. I am originally from London, UK, but have lived in the United States for the past twelve years. I was involved in Model UN throughout high school, and chaired the OSCE at JHUMUNC 2016. I am thrilled to be working alongside a group of talented and dedicated individuals as we organize one of the world’s premier Model UN conferences. Please do not hesitate to contact me at email@example.com with any questions.
Director of Councils and Summits
Hello and welcome to JHUMUNC 2017! My name is Reily Gibson and I am so excited to be the Director of Councils and Summits this year! I am a sophomore from Jackson Hole, WY and here at Hopkins I am double majoring in International Studies and Economics. I started participating in Model UN conferences in high school and I continue to compete on the college MUN circuit as part of the Hopkins MUN team. Last year was my first time on the staff of JHUMUNC when I served as a crisis-staffer for the Advisory Panel to the Security Council. In the upcoming months, I am excited to work with the specialized chairs and staff members to keep you on your toes with dynamic, fast-paced committees and fun updates! If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org See in Baltimore next February!
Director of the Quadrumvirate and Joint Crisis Committees
Hello and welcome to JHUMUNC 2017. My name is Edmund Connor and I am so looking forward to the Quadrumvirate and Joint Crisis Committees this year. I am a Senior from Newburyport Massachusetts studying Computer Engineering. I have done JHUMUNC all four years that I have been at Hopkins. I am wicked excited about the fast pace and interaction between committees that JCC and Quad offer. Please email me at email@example.com with any questions, see you all in February.
Director of Press Corps
Hi everyone and welcome to JHUMUNC 2017! My name is Stefanie Seo and I am a sophomore studying Neuroscience and Public Health. I am originally from Bryn Mawr, a suburb right outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I enjoyed serving on the crisis staff for the Ad-Hoc committee last year and I am so excited to be returning to JHUMUNC as your Director of Press Corps. I have been a delegate at many high school conferences and it has been an incredible experience to be sitting on the other side of the dais table. Please don't hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any comments/questions/concerns! I am looking forward to meeting you all and I hope everyone is ready for another fantastic JHUMUNC!
Director of School Relations
Hi and welcome to JHUMUNC! My name is David Cui and I’m a senior at JHU majoring in Biology and Public Health. I am one of the Directors of School Relations and was previously the chair of JCC: Titans and Quad: Kashmir committees. Aside from JHUMUNC, I serve as the President of the JHU Inter-Asian Council, Advisor for the Chinese Students Association, Treasurer of the Public Health Student Forum, a SAC Commissioner, and a summer RA/mentor for incoming Hopkins students! If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at email@example.com
Director of School Relations
Sawasdee ka! I’m Vorada Sakulsaengprapha (but I usually go by Tangkwa), and I am one of the Directors of School Relations at JHUMUNC 2017. I am from Bangkok, Thailand and am pursuing a major in Biomedical Engineering and a minor in Psychology. This will be my third year as part of JHUMUNC, having been part of the Legal GA and CCPCJ, and my eighth year doing Model UN. Through the years, my love for Model UN has only grown and so I hope that I will be able to help make the conference a great experience for everyone! I'm excited to meet everyone and look forward to a great conference! Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or pop by the School Relations table to say hi!
Director of Staff Relations
Hello JHUMUNC! My name is CeCe (Cihang) Gu and I am the Director a Staff Relations, a new position for this year to make staff experiences more fantastic than ever before. I am a rising senior majoring in history but also following the pre-medical track. I was born in Beijing, China but consider myself a proud New Yorker. I have been previously involved with JHUMUNC as a crisis staffer for the Cabinet of Erdogan. Outside of JHUMUNC, I conduct research at the medical campus and School of Public Health. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at email@example.com. Looking forward to seeing you all in February!
Director of Operations and Technology
Hi JHUMUNC! My name is Audrey Adams and I’m a junior at Hopkins, double majoring in German and International Studies. I am from Haddonfield, New Jersey, and was a head delegate during my high school Model UN career. I’m excited to serve as your Director of Operations and Technology for JHUMUNC 2017! This will be my third year working as a JHUMUNC staffer. Previously, I was an operations and technology staffer. Before that, I attended JHUMUNC 2014 and 2013 as a delegate. My job for this JHUMUNC 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 me with any questions or concerns at firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of Business and Finance
Hello JHUMUNC! My name is Alana Surowiec and I’ll be your Director of Business and Finance. I am in charge of JHUMUNC’s social media accounts, budgeting, and fundraising. I am a sophomore majoring in History with a minor in Italian as well as Museums and Society. I’m originally from outside of Syracuse, New York and I have been part of MUN since my freshman year of high school. Last year I had the honor of serving as a Dias member of the Historical General Assembly committee. I love books, food, and travelling and I’m afraid of pigeons. I’m so excited to be a part of JHUMUNC 2017! If you have any questions, comments, concerns, please feel free to email me at: email@example.com and I can’t wait to meet you all in February!
Secretary-General of JHUMUNC International
USG of JHUMUNC International
Hello there! My name is Aleks García and I'm a junior majoring in International Studies and Romance Languages. I'm originally from Miami, but Baltimore has become my second home over the years. Outside of class, I enjoy exploring the city's best eats and museums, cooking up whatever lively dinner parties a college budget can afford me, and going on the occasional hiking trip. I've been involved in Model UN since high school, and am grateful to continue such an amazing experience by being part of JHUMUNC. I've previously served as a dais and chair here at JHUMUNC, and will now be part of JHUMUNC's first international conference as its USG. The conference will be held in partnership with the University of Helsinki in Finland, and we are greatly looking forward to seeing JHUMUNC expand its name abroad with other renowned universities. I wish you all an amazing conference experience, and if you have any questions about JHUMUNC International, please feel to reach out to us.
Director of JHUMUNC International - Jonathan Brown
Hi! My name is Jonathan Brown, but I go by JB. Along with Monica Kung, I am extremely excited to serve as the first co-Director of the Johns Hopkins Model United Nations International Conference. I am a rising senior double majoring in History and Political Science with a minor in Africana Studies. This year will my mark my fourth and final year as a member of JHUMUNC (utter sadness). During my freshmen and sophomore years, I served as a dais staff on the Social, Cultural, and Humanitarian and Mayflower Compact Committees respectively. For JHUMUNC 2016, I served as Chair of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice. Outside of JHUMUNC, I am a member of the Foreign Affairs Symposium, a student-run organization that brings speakers to the Baltimore community to discuss issues of domestic and international importance. I have also served as a class senator on Hopkins’ Student Government Association and as the Parliamentarian of the Johns Hopkins University Black Student Union. The International Conference is the first of its kind at Hopkins and I am thrilled to be a part of a team of dedicated staff that is making Hopkins and JHUMUNC history! Outside of Hopkins, I like to enjoy my downtime with television, films, and political and historical books. On occasions, particularly in the spring and early fall, I like to sit on “the beach” and take in the sun and breeze. I eagerly await spring 2017, so that our staff can introduce the world to the success and awesomeness of JHUMUNC at the University of Helsinki. If you have any questions, concerns, or just want to say hello, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Director of JHUMUNC International - Monica Kung
Hello and welcome to JHUMUNC 2017! My name is Monica Kung and I'm beyond excited to be your 2017 Director of JHUMUNC International! I am a sophomore from Taipei, Taiwan majoring in Behavorial Biology with a minor in Social Policy. Outside of JHUMUNC, I am involved in Mock Trial, the Tutorial Project, a volunteer at the local animal shelter, and a sister of Kappa Kappa Gamma. I look forward to bringing the JHUMUNC experience abroad, and would be glad to answer any questions you have about the new conference! Please feel free to contact me at email@example.com with any concerns.