Harrison Baker is a junior in the College, pursuing a major in Government and a minor in Business Administration. From Armonk, New York, Harrison began his career in Model UN as a junior in high school, and has since become an active member of the Georgetown Conferences Program. As a member of Georgetown’s Conferences Staff, Harrison also helps to train fellow members of the Conferences program for future competition. Harrison has served on NAIMUN 49 as a Director and NAIMUN 50 as a Crisis Manager, and has also served as a Crisis Analyst and Crisis Manager, respectively, on the 39th and 40th editions of NCSC, our sister conference. Outside of Model UN, Harrison is the founder and president of the Georgetown Club Golf team, as well as a member of the Delta Phi Epsilon Professional Foreign Service Fraternity. Harrison is looking forward to working with the Secretariat to help put on the best edition of NAIMUN thus far, and is always open to questions, comments, or suggestions you may have before and during the conference. Harrison can be reached at
Chief of Staff
Neil Christy is a member of the Georgetown College, class of 2014, studying Political Economy with a minor in Philosophy. After spending his freshman year at the University of Florida, Neil first joined the NAIMUN family for their forty-ninth installment, and returned as USG of Councils Summits and Court for NAIMUN 50. When not helping run conferences, Neil likes to attend them with the Georgetown Model UN team. In his free time, Neil performs with the Georgetown Improv Association, plays the piano, and drinks his body-volume in coffee. He is just ridiculously excited about NAIMUN LI, and can't wait for delegates to start showing up. He is six feet and six inches tall, so now that you know, there's really no point in asking him.
Director of Registration
Shanniece Reid–Lewis is a member of the Class of 2014 in the McDonough School of Business, pursuing a double major in International Business and Marketing with a minor in Sociology. From Brooklyn, NY, she was involved with NAIMUN throughout her high school years, and admits it was one of the main reasons she wanted to attend Georgetown University. Outside of NAIMUN, Shanniece spends a lot of time working at More Uncommon Grounds, a coffee shop on campus. Besides her current involvement in The Corp, she loves watching old movies, reading, cooking, and spending time with her friends. She is very much looking forward to serving NAIMUN LI as the Director of Registration!
Director of Marketing
Kelly is a member of the School of Foreign Service class of 2015, majoring in International Political Economy with a certificate in African Studies. Kelly is from a seaside town just south of Boston, where she fell in love with running, spending countless hours on the beach and most importantly, Model United Nations. On campus, Kelly is very active in the International Relations Club most recently serving as the Director of Philanthropy for NAIMUN 50. She is also a Learning Enterprises volunteer, and will be traveling to Mauritius this summer to teach English, but is anxious to return for the beginning of NAIMUN LI!
Director of Philanthropy
Brian is currently a junior in Georgetown’s College of Arts and Sciences studying Government and Psychology. He hails from Garden City, a suburb of New York located on “lawnguyland.” When not rooting/crying for his hometown New York Mets, he enjoys jogging, watching copious amounts of television, hiking, playing saxophone and shouting at his golf clubs. Here at Georgetown, Brian co-hosts a radio show, and is involved in the DC Reads program. He is thrilled to be working with the rest of the secretariat to make this year’s NAIMUN the greatest NAIMUN in the history of NAIMUNs.
Director of Business
Brian is a member of the Class of 2016 in the McDonough School of Business. Originally from Long Island, he lived in Paris, France for nine years where he had the opportunity to travel to Model UN conferences throughout Europe. After having served as the director for the UNSC 1963 committee for NAIMUN L, Brian could not be more excited to serve as this year's Director of Business. Apart from his work with NAIMUN, Brian spends his time working as the Local Ads Manager for The Hoya, Georgetown University's Newspaper of Record; campaigning with the Georgetown University College Democrats; welcoming new students with the Georgetown Admissions Ambassador Program; and serving as the Director of Marketing for NAIMUN's collegiate sister conference, NCSC. He also enjoys running, exploring Washington, D.C., and has a strange fascination with spreadsheets. Brian is extremely excited for NAIMUN LI and is sure that it will be a rewarding and memorable experience for all!
Director of Programming and Executive Assistant
Jerrod MacFarlane is a member of the Walsh School of Foreign Service’s Class of 2015, who is majoring in International Politics with a concentration in Security Studies. He hails from Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, but also had the opportunity to live in Geneva, Switzerland, where he had his first encounter with the world of International Relations. His passion for this field has only grown with his participation in Model United Nations, particularly NAIMUN, which was a large factor in his decision to attend Georgetown. NAIMUN LI will be Jerrod’s fifth NAIMUN conference, as both a delegate and staffer, and he hopes to channel his experience and passion with the conference into an incredible delegate experience.
Director of Media and Technology
Ryan Cunningham is a member of the McDonough School of Business, Class of 2014, studying Finance and Information Technology with a minor in Economics. He hails from Houston, Texas, and this is his third NAIMUN to date, having previously served as Co-Director of Security and Director of Business. Outside of NAIMUN, he works as the Chief Investment Officer of GUSIF (Georgetown University Student Investment Fund), the Tech Manager of the MSB Technology Center, and will be working as an Oil & Gas Investment Banking Analyst at Credit Suisse. But enough about that. The fun stuff he likes to do is relax on his ranch, grill burgers, lift heavy things, and run to far away places. Sometimes all at once. He is excited to once again help make NAIMUN a great success!
Undersecretary General of General Assemblies
Brian Monahan is a junior in the College of Arts and Sciences majoring in Biochemistry. He has been involved with Model UN all 4 years in high school going to both internal high school conferences as well as competing at college hosted conferences where he won numerous awards. During his Senior year in high school, Brian was the Chargé d'Affaires of his high school's Model UN conference. Freshman year, Brian was a rapporteur for the Bilderberg Summit. Last year Brian served as the USG of GAs as well and looks forward to continuing on as the USG of GAs. In his free time, Brian enjoys running, reading, and playing sports with his friends. Brian is a certified EMT for both NJ and DC and hopes to pursue a career in emergency medicine. Brian has been always impressed with the level of debate at college Model UN conferences and hopes to continue that level here at NAIMUN 51. Hoya Saxa!
Deputy Undersecretary General of General Assemblies
Allison Kim is a member of the Walsh School of Foreign Service's Class of 2016 at Georgetown University. Born and raised in the suburbs of New Jersey, she has been actively involved with debate and Model United Nations since high school, and continues to develop those passions with the International Relations Club and the Model United Nations travel team. Previously, she was involved with the General Staffs of both NCSC XL and NAIMUN 50, and as a Chair for NCSC XLI. In her free time, Allison enjoys listening to classical music, trying out new restaurants, and doing black and white photography.
Undersecretary General of Economic and Social Councils
Ashley, originally from New Jersey, is currently a sophomore in the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. She participated in Model United Nations throughout her high school career and knew she would continue her passion for it here at Georgetown. She served as deputy Undersecretary General of the General Assemblies at NAIMUN 50, and is thrilled to be back, working as Undersecretary General of Economic and Social Councils. Outside of NAIMUN, Ashley will serve as a crisis analyst on the Argentine Council for NCSC XLI, and is involved with Georgetown’s Running Club, Irish American Society and Admissions Ambassador Program. In her free time, she likes to run along the Potomac River, watch Game of Thrones, eat cupcakes and drink unhealthy amounts of iced coffee. She is extremely proud to be a part of NAIMUN LI, and can’t wait to meet all of the wonderful delegates in February!
Deputy Undersecretary General of Economic and Social Councils
Preston is a member of the Class of 2016 pursuing a major in International Politics in the School of Foreign Service. He is from Norfolk, VA, where he first developed a love for Model United Nations. Since then he has competed in and staffed at numerous conferences and has enjoyed every moment of the experience. Last year, Preston served as a crisis analyst for the United States National Security Council committee during NAIMUN 50. In his free time, Preston enjoys watching Grey's Anatomy reruns, camping, and participating in various extracurricular activities. He is honored to serve on the NAIMUN LI Secretariat and looks forward to meeting everyone in February!
Undersecretary General of Regionals
Born and raised in sunny Southern California, Zachary is a proud member of the Walsh School of Foreign Service class of 2016, studying international political economy. After completing four full years of Model United Nations in high school, it only felt natural for him to continue nurturing his passion for debate upon arriving at Georgetown by joining the International Relations Club. Outside of class you may find him shooting skeet at the firing range, you may find him searching D.C. for new restaurants to sample, or you may not find him at all because he is traveling abroad in some exotic land far, far away. Zachary looks forward to meeting you all and is excited for what is sure to be the greatest NAIMUN yet!
Deputy Undersecretary General of Regionals
Hailing from Jacksonville, Florida, Reno is a member of the Class of 2016 in the Walsh School of Foreign Service and is considering a major indecisively, but will most likely be studying International Politics. In high school, Reno was part of the debate team and the Boy Scouts, both of which helped him transition to the Model UN circuit, where he travels with the Model UN team. When not staffing the Georgetown International Relations Club’s events, Reno works for the Georgetown Journal for International Affairs, Congressman Ander Crenshaw, and the School of Foreign Service Academic Council. In his limited spare time, Reno enjoys reading Dostoyevsky and Conrad, learning Spanish and Farsi, and torturing himself by watching the Jaguars attempt to play football. Having staffed NAIMUN 50 and NCSC XL, Reno is delighted to welcome you to NAIMUN LI.
Undersecretary General of Councils, Boards, and Courts
Andrew Lyu is a proud member of the School of Foreign Service Class of 2016, considering a major in either Security Studies or International Political Economy. A former resident of sunny San Mateo, California, he enjoys hiking and engaging in casual conversation about the weather. When not busy aimlessly wandering around Georgetown’s main library, Andrew spends time traveling with Georgetown’s Model UN team, fueling up at local coffee shops, wishing he would find more time to read both modernist and postmodern literature, watching films of all genres, and napping. In addition to serving as USG of Councils, Summits, and Courts at NAIMUN LI, Andrew recently served as USG of Cabinets at NCSC XLI, NAIMUN’s collegiate level sister conference. In his sixth year of Model UN experience, Andrew is entirely excited meet all of the NAIMUN LI delegates at what is sure to be an unforgettable conference!
Isobel Blakeway Phillips
Deputy Undersecretary General of Councils, Boards, and Courts
Isobel Blakeway-Phillips is a member of the class of 2016 in the School of Foreign Service. She was born and raised in London, England, but inexplicably went to high school in Cleveland, OH. After Chairing a committee for NCSC (the college conference), and directing at NAIMUN last year, she is so excited to be a member of senior staff, and watch the amazing work of so many people all come together this coming february. When not planning for NAIMUN, she enjoys traveling with the competetive Model UN team, planning the annual Diplomatic Ball, and frantically writing papers two hours before they're due. She is looking forward to seeing everyone in February, and is happy to answer any questions people might have at
Undersecretary General of Cabinets
Viet Phuong "VP" Dao is a member of the Class of 2015 in the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, majoring in International Political Economy. Born and raised in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, VP attended the Loomis Chaffee School in Windsor, CT, where he was a member of the Model UN team junior and senior year. VP worked as a rapporteur at NAIMUN XLIX, and as a crisis manager at NCSC XL and NCSC XLI. He also served on the NAIMUN 50 Secretariat as the Deputy Undersecretary-General for Cabinets. When not planning and scheming for MUN conferences, VP enjoys getting lost on Wikipedia, prattling at length about political philosophy and food with his friends at 3 o’clock in the morning, and watching Game of Thrones while sipping Earl Grey tea.
Deputy Undersecretary General of Cabinets
Matthew is a member of the class of 2016, pursuing a major in international history. Originally from the relatively bland state of Connecticut, Matthew has always found other places to be – by comparison – extraordinarily interesting. This will be his second NAIMUN, and his ninth conference between staff and delegate experience, and he is honored to serve as this year’s deputy undersecretary general for cabinets. Outside of Model UN, Matthew devotes his time to the International Relations Club, work, Netflix, even more Netflix, and Sporcle. When not wasting away on YouTube or in Georgetown’s library, he can be found scheming to make cabinets the best organ on NAIMUN LI.
Undersecretary General of United States National Security Apparatus
Originally from beautiful Austin Texas, Sam Brothers is a member of the College’s Class of 2014 at Georgetown, dual majoring in Government and History, and minoring in Theology—although his studies and research mostly focus on U.S. defense policy, Asian security and issues related to the military utilization of space. When he’s not NAIMUN-ing it up, he serves as the head of Georgetown University’s travelling collegiate Model UN team, and as an online editor for the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs. In his free time, he enjoys cigars, fine teas, and listening to what his roommates (including his beloved Secretary General!) might incorrectly characterize as too much rap music. As the former dUSG of the original United States National Security Apparatus, Sam is incredibly excited to be leading the organ’s return to glory—especially with the start of the Cold War, one of his major historical interests, as the organ’s focus. He hopes delegates are ready for what will doubtlessly be a weekend unlike any other.
Deputy Undersecretary General of United States National Security Apparatus
Yasmin Faruki is an enthused member of the School of Foreign Service’s Class of 2016. Hailing from the quiet suburbs of Alexandria, Virginia, Yasmin is keen to explore all the benefits of the cosmopolitan education that Georgetown has to offer! She intends to major in International Politics with concentrations in Security Studies and Arab Studies, while harboring an underexplored interest in social justice. When not burning herself out from studying intensive Arabic during the week, you can usually find her traveling with the Model United Nations team, exploring DC’s museums by herself, or drinking tea with friends on weekends. Having served the Director of last year’s Central Intelligence Agency, she is humbled to be serving as dUSG of this year’s National Security Apparatus. As someone whose first year in college was defined largely by her involvement in the International Relations Club, she could not be more enthralled to spend this weekend seeing delegates confront some of the most pressing national security challenges the United States has ever faced.