Year: 4thProgram: International Relations and Peace, Conflict and Justice Major, Psychology MinorHometown: Markham, CanadaFavourite Spot in Toronto: Kensington MarketMolly is incredibly excited to be serving as Secretary General for NAMUN 2019 alongside her fellow Secretariat members. As Secretary General, Molly is responsible for all preparations leading up to the conference and coordinating all academic, operations and external branch activities. She aims to improve the efficiency of the organization whilst preserving its delegated oriented and academically rigorous brand. When not busy responding to emails and attending meetings, Molly can be found discussing food, researching new food places to try and consuming food with friends. She also serves as finance director on the board of a U of T based charity and acts as a mentor for various academic student unions. Molly is looking forward to meeting everyone at NAMUN 2019 and listening in on all the wonderful discussion that are sure to happen!
Year: 4thProgram: International Relations and English Major, History MinorHometown: Shanghai, ChinaFavourite Spot in Toronto: Queen West and Ossington area
Jessica attended high school at Concordia International School Shanghai in China where she was heavily involved with the international Model United Nations circuit, attending and organizing conferences across the Middle East, Europe, and Asia. In university, Jessica continues to be active in the collegiate Model UN community, previously serving as the Deputy Secretary General of Academics for NAMUN 2017 and Secretary-General for NAMUN 2018. This year she is excited to return as NAMUN 2019’s Senior Advisor, and looks forward to the presentation of the hard work of NAMUN’s staffers to the delegates at the conference next February.
Jessica YuSENIOR ADVISORjessica.email@example.com
Year: 2ndProgram: Actuarial Science and Economics Major, French MinorHometown: Born in Mombasa, Kenya; Raised in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Favourite Spot in Toronto: The jellyfish section at Ripley’s Aquarium
Harsh will be leading and coordinating with the Academic Branch to oversee the hiring and training of all staff. Another integral part of his role is to assist in the creation and distribution of all necessary and up-to-date materials to Delegates leading up to the Conference. Harsh aims to create a welcoming environment within the Academic branch whilst also maintaining the Academic vigour and values NAMUN has to offer. With his past international experience, he will bring dynamism and drive for NAMUN 2019. When not busy with NAMUN or studying, Harsh works as a Peer Mentor to first year students pursuing Actuarial Science. He is also learning how to Fence (En Garde!), and enjoys playing Badminton, watching soccer, learning new languages (he took a Sanskrit class last year!) and taking on adventure sports such as Scuba Diving and Paragliding. Harsh is most excited to see all the planning for the Academic Branch for NAMUN 2019 unfold and is looking forward to interacting and working with Delegates, Staff and Teacher Advisors.
Harsh RughaniDEPUTY SECRETARY GENERAL, ACADEMICSharsh.firstname.lastname@example.org
Year: 3rdProgram: Political Science Specialist, Peace, Conflict & Justice Major, European Studies MinorHometown: Għasri, Gozo (Malta)Favourite Spot in Toronto: St. Lawrence Market
Sophia ensures that all event planning results in an optimal experience for delegates attending the conference. She guarantees that the event caters for any needs the delegates may require at any given moment. In her spare time, Sophia enjoys reading books on a variety of topics. This year, Sophia is excited for the new changes that are coming to NAMUN 2019, as well as to meeting all the international delegates who are to attend the conference.
Sophia SpiteriDEPUTY SECRETARY GENERAL, OPERATIONSsophia.email@example.com
Year: 3rdProgram: Management Stream in Rotman Commerce, Economics MinorHometown: Toronto, CanadaFavourite Spot in Toronto: Lakeshore (mainly the Eastbound Train)
Sarika is excited to foster and maintain relationships with all the delegations that will be attending our wonderful conference. When she's not responding to emails or sending invoices, she loves to sing. Sarika is a music teacher and singer who travels often to perform all over the world. As a commerce student, Sarika loves exploring the intersection of different cultures in the business world, and hopes to continue travelling as a part of her future career. Sarika can't wait to meet all the delegates and hopes that they all take advantage of the excitement, the arts, and the food that Toronto provides!
Sarika NavanathanDIRECTOR GENERAL OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRSsarika.firstname.lastname@example.org
Year: 5thProgram: English and Political Science MajorHometown: Winnipeg, CanadaFavourite Spot in Toronto: Top of the hill at Riverdale Park East
Stephanie (aka Stevie) directly oversees the development of both America 2024: The Free World and the Sierra Leone Civil War committees. She balances a curiosity for intricate political systems with her love for the signature twists and shenanigans of crisis. Armed with five years of knowledge earned working for NAMUN's Crisis Branch and nearly a decade of public speaking experience, Stevie seeks to foster a close knit community among the crisis team that is equal parts academic and entertaining. Stevie's aptitude for problem solving and strategic-level analysis ensures that all parties involved get an equal share of resources and she excels at finding the middle ground in time sensitive or high stakes scenarios. Most of all, she is excited for delegates and staff to test the boundaries of mechanics and get away with clever plans. She looks forward to meeting all her delegates and is delighted to welcome staff, teachers and delegates to NAMUN 2019.
Stephanie StewartDIRECTOR OF CRISIS COMMITTEESstephanie.email@example.com
Year: 5thProgram: European Studies and English Major, Spanish MinorHometown: Green Bay, WinsconsinFavourite Spot in Toronto: Graham Library
Nathaniel is in charge of the various specialized agencies that NAMUN has to offer. After working his way up through the ranks - first as an analyst, then as a chair for NAMUN 2018's Ad Hoc - he is happy to be in charge of all of the specialized committees. Nathaniel is sure that the committees will be exciting, engaging, and the good kind of challenge for both delegates and staff. Nathaniel's hobbies include procrastinating on essays, spending time with a few close friends, and quoting "The Death of Stalin" even when nobody else understands. He is most excited to work with the amazing secretariat and help make NAMUN 2019 a great conference!
Nathaniel LappDIRECTOR OF SPECIALIZED AGENCIESnathaniel.firstname.lastname@example.org
Year: 3rdProgram: International Relations and Neuroscience Major, History MinorHometown: Toronto, OntarioFavourite Spot in Toronto: High Park in the fall
Andrea is responsible for crafting the academic vision of her committees, collaborating with chairs and other staff members to further develop academic content, leading training sessions, and cultivating a strong community within the GA Branch. This year, Andrea is particularly excited about reintroducing a strong legal focus to the GA committee roster. Delegates will explore salient international legal issues in the Sixth Committee and address the intersection of transitional justice and human rights abuses in the Global Truth and Reconciliation Symposium. Aside from working on NAMUN, Andrea is a captain for the undergraduate pre-law mooting team, competitions director for Women in Science and Engineering (WISE), and heavily involved in various mentorship programs on campus. Otherwise, Andrea can be found enjoying a good coffee and listening to alternative rock.
Andrea HoDIRECTOR OF GENERAL ASSEMBLIESandrea.email@example.com
Year: 2ndProgram: Finance and Economics Stream in Rotman CommerceHometown: Rio Negrinho, BrazilFavourite Spot in Toronto: Humber Bay ArchFabiano believes that corporate relations is perhaps one of the worldliest affairs here at NAMUN. It involves developing the most meaningful sponsorships to support our conference, in addition to working hard to provide memorable socials for our delegates. In his spare time, Fabiano enjoys reading and cooking good food. He looks forward to hearing all about the creative developments in each committee.
Fabiano De Sà FilhoDIRECTOR OF CORPORATE RELATIONSfabiano.firstname.lastname@example.org
Year: 4thProgram: Political Sciences and Environmental Studies Major, English MinorHometown: Born in Cairo, Egypt; Raised in Abu Dhabi, UAEFavourite Spot in Toronto: High ParkFarida is responsible for overseeing the hiring and training of academic staff, particularly Moderators. Her responsibilities also include updating the Rules of Procedure and the Delegate Handbook. Her academic interests range from the dynamics of mass protest and social mobilization to the feasibility of urban sustainability practices to the geopolitical implications of climate change. Her hobbies include photography, yoga, and reading. This year, she seeks to create a community of Moderators who are confident in their expertise of parliamentary procedure and are prepared to run smooth and efficient committees. For NAMUN 2019, Farida is most excited to see all the working parts come together to form a productive, engaging, and memorable conference.
Farida RadyCO-DIRECTOR OF PROCEDURES AND TRAININGfarida.email@example.com
Year: 4thProgram: Political Science and Peace, Conflict and Justice Major, Near and Middle Eastern Studies MinorHometown: Istanbul, TurkeyFavourite Spot in Toronto: StarbucksSemira oversees the training of moderators alongside her friend and Co-Director, Farida. This is Semira’s fourth year with NAMUN, and sixth year in MUN overall, so she has experience being a delegate, crisis analyst, moderator, chair, and now co-director of procedures. She got involved in MUN upon her ninth grade English teacher’s suggestion, and has not stopped being a part of it ever since. Her particular area of interest is in Middle Eastern politics, as she has spent over five years living in Middle East and North Africa. When she has free time (which is never), she plays with her three month old puppy, dreams about taking a walk in the park, and goes to pilates. This year Semira aims to create training sessions that are equal parts fun and productive, and wants to ensure that moderators feel comfortable enough to approach her with any questions or advice. She is looking forward to meeting new people, watching her moderators grow, and watching the Cyprus committee unfold, as it is close to her heart.
Semira DumanCO-DIRECTOR OF PROCEDURES AND TRAININGsemira.firstname.lastname@example.org
Year: 3rdProgram: Management Stream in Rotman Commerce, Economics MinorHometown: Born in Lahore, Pakistan; Raised in Dubai, UAEFavourite Spot in Toronto: The Art Gallery of OntarioAuj is responsible for bringing the branding vision of NAMUN 2019 to life. She manages the creative, visual aspects of NAMUN and the Emissary. Auj is also interested in visual arts, music and film. If you ever want to talk about art or need a Netflix recommendation, she is your girl. She also loves food and is probably carrying a snack with her at all times. Auj is excited for the new content that NAMUN and The Emissary will be producing this year as well as the introduction of NAMUN merchandise.
Auj HamayunCO-DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATION AND DESIGNauj.email@example.com
Year: 3rdProgram: Economics and Philosophy MajorHometown: Shanghai, ChinaFavourite Spot in Toronto: Hot Black Coffee on Queen Street West
Natalie manages NAMUN’s online campaigns, coordinates creative content and oversees the production and distribution of the new and improved Emissary magazine. She is extremely excited to work with her wonderful team on making this year’s NAMUN conference the best it’s ever been. When she is not poring over a novel or testing out new pasta recipes, she is at a coffee shop, fuelling her caffeine addiction.
Natalie LiuCO-DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATION AND DESIGNnatalie.firstname.lastname@example.org