Chief of Staff [email protected] Bethan Saunders is a rising senior in the Georgetown Walsh School of Foreign Service, majoring in International Politics and African Studies, with a concentration in International Security. Ever since her first Model United Nations during her freshman year of high school, Bethan has loved staffing, directing and competing at Model UN conferences. At Georgetown, Bethan has been extensively involved with the International Relations Club, as a member of both the Academic Programming and Special Events Boards. Bethan also served as the Under Secretary General of General Assemblies for NAIMUN LII and as a general staffer for NCSC XLII and XLI, Georgetown's collegiate conference. When she's exploring the outdoors, Bethan continues her independent research on women, peace, and security as a Mortara Undergraduate Research Fellow. In addition to her academics and research, Bethan is involved in Georgetown University's Student Administration, the foreign service sorority Delta Phi Epsilon, Chi Alpha Campus Ministries, and the Institute for Politics and Public Service. Outside of school and work, Bethan loves to rebuild and ride classic motorcycles and has a weekly radio show where she plays the best of 40s and 50s music. Bethan is thrilled to be working with such an incredible and dynamic team to bring NAIMUN LIV to delegates from across the world. She is looking forward to planning another installment of one of Georgetown's favorite traditions!
Director-General [email protected] Matthew is a member of the Georgetown University Walsh School of Foreign Service Class of 2018. He is pursuing a major in Government and a minor in Arab Studies. He hails from the beautiful and very humid Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and enjoyed competing on his high school Model UN team. At university, Matthew competes actively with the Georgetown Model UN team and currently serves as the CEO of the Georgetown International Relations Association. When he is not in class, on the tennis court, or in a meeting, you can find him watching Margaret Thatcher videos, calmly speaking on American politics, or talking with his mom on the phone. As a second generation Jamaican, he enjoys vacationing there and will talk Jamaican politics with anyone willing to listen.
Director of Marketing and Executive Assistant [email protected] Matt Ellison is a member of the Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS) class of 2018 studying International Politics with a concentration in International Security. Matt grew up in Needham, MA and is excited to be back for his fifth NAIMUN conference. In addition to his role in NAIMUN, Matt serves as Chief Operating Officer on the board of NAIMUN’s parent organization, the Georgetown International Relations Association (GIRA). Matt also works at SFS, assisting with multimedia and communications for the school’s upcoming Centennial celebration. In his free time, Matt enjoys travel, walking along the Potomac River and National Mall, and listening to music and podcasts. Matt looks forward to welcoming everyone to Washington, D.C. for NAIMUN LIV!
Director of Registration [email protected] Elodie Currier is member of the Walsh School of Foreign Service’s class of 2019. She plans to major in International Politics with a concentration in International Law. A die-hard New Englander, Elodie was raised in West Hartford, Connecticut, where she was first introduced to Model UN as a high school freshman. Her passion for Model UN continues at the college level, where she has travelled nationally and internationally with Georgetown’s travel team. Outside of MUN, Elodie is also passionate about music, from playing in pit orchestras to curating her extensive selection of Spotify playlists. When not answering your emails, she can be found perfecting her Snapchat game, exploring DC, or spending time with friends. Elodie is incredibly excited to serve as your Director of Registration and can’t wait to welcome you to NAIMUN LIV!
Director of Media and Technology [email protected] Originally from Indianapolis, IN, Chad is currently studying Culture and Politics in the School of Foreign Service. He prides himself on Midwest values and is slightly concerned as to why it is still weird to say hi to random strangers in DC. He has a deep love for film, and is looking forward to using videos to further develop the NAIMUN experience. Chad competed on the MUN circuit for two years in high school. He also co-leads Hoyawood, a multimedia appreciation club, enjoys serving as Outreach chair for running club, is a coffee snob, and can be found wearing joggers every other day of the week. He is thrilled to work with so many talented people on NAIMUN LIV, and looks forward to creating an extremely rewarding experience for the delegates.
Deputy Director of Media and Technology [email protected] Julie is a member of the Walsh School of Foreign Service's class of 2020, where she hopes to major in International Politics with a focus on International Law. Julie was born and raised in Sao Paulo, Brazil, where she went to the British School. There, she was involved with Model UN, having served as the Chair of the European Union for Brazil's Model United Nations conference. On the Hilltop, she serves as her floor's Senator, is involved with the Brazilian Club, the GU Eating Society, as well as the IRC. In addition to that, you can find Julie binge-watching and quoting TV shows and chick-flicks on Netflix, and trying to discover different restaurants around the Georgetown area. She can't wait to be back at NAIMUN, as a member of the secretariat rather than as a delegate, and can't wait to celebrate her birthday (on the 19th) with everyone there.
Director of Business [email protected] Stephen is a member of the Georgetown Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service class of 2019 and is hoping to major in Regional and Comparative Studies with a focus on Africa and Latin America. He participated in Model UN for all four years of high school and last year he staffed both NAIMUN and NCSC, Georgetown's collegiate conference. Other than Model UN, Stephen is involved in Club Soccer, Reventon (a Latin dance performance event), various service projects and is a brother of Alpha Phi Omega. Stephen looks forward to welcoming everyone to DC in February!
Director of Programming [email protected] Aaron Bennett is a member of Georgetown College’s Class of 2019, studying Political Economy and Business Administration and quickly discovering the wonders of coffee. After seven years of Speech and Debate, Aaron first got involved in Model UN when he joined the Georgetown team last fall, and hit the ground running. Traveling to and staffing conferences, he enjoys the tight-knit community that the MUN team fosters on campus. When not directing your programming, Aaron enjoys listening to objectively terrible rap music, defending the superiority of North Jersey (which is totally different than South Jersey), hunting down free food, and playing a mediocre game of FIFA. Aaron is very excited to welcome you to the best NAIMUN yet!
Deputy Director of Programming [email protected] Tara Subramaniam is a member of the Class of 2019 in the School of Foreign Service and intends to major in International Political Economy, with a minor in multi-tasking. While Tara actually hails from Atlanta, Georgia, she often pretends to be from a small town in France near Normandy and aspires to one day be like CJ Cregg or Elizabeth McCord. Tara has a strong love/hate relationship with caffeine, running, and the internet. In between classes, she serves as Director of Programming for the nonprofit Student Voice and as a deputy news editor for The Hoya, Georgetown's student-run newspaper, in addition to dabbling in MUN. Tara was a crisis analyst for both NCSC XLII and NAIMUN LIII her freshman year and is thrilled to be part of the Secretariat for NAIMUN LIV.
Director of Philanthropy [email protected] Justin McCartney is in the Walsh School of Foreign Service Class of 2019, interested in studying Culture and Politics. He was peer pressured into joining Model UN on his very first day of high school by some upperclassmen “friends”, and the rest, as they say, is history. This will be Justin's sixth NAIMUN; four as a delegate in high school and one staffing as a Crisis Analyst in Coca-Cola in Emerging Markets at NAIMUN LIII, and is now thrilled to be your Director of Philanthropy for NAIMUN LIV! Outside of Model UN on the Hilltop, Justin enjoys entangling himself in the mess of DC politics, supporting the Hoya sports teams, and defending his appreciation for Taylor Swift and Bernie Sanders.
Deputy Chief of Staff [email protected] Alex is a member of the Georgetown Walsh School of Foreign Service class of 2019, studying for his Arabic proficiency and pursing a major in Science, Technology, & International Affairs. Alex hails from Marblehead, Massachusetts. His passion for Model UN developed throughout high school, when he competed four years as a delegate and also organized his club's annual conference, St. John's Prep Model UN IX, as Secretary General. Last year, Alex served as a Logistical Staffer at both NAIMUN LIII and NCSC XLIII, Georgetown's collegiate conference, and he competed in Montreal with Georgetown's Model UN travel team. Aside from Model UN, Alex is a member of the SFS Century Scholars, a group working to help envision the School's future ahead of its centennial in 2019. Alex helped to plan last year's Georgetown Diplomacy and International Security Conference (GDISC), and he is an Ambassador for the Georgetown Week of Welcome (GWOW). He is employed this summer on Martha's Vineyard, where he plans to divide his time (somewhat) equally between work, the beach, and memorizing Arabic vocabulary. Alex is committed to preparing the best conference staff that Georgetown has to offer, and he looks forward to welcoming you to the most comprehensive conference in the world, NAIMUN LIV!
Undersecretary-General of General Assemblies [email protected] Jonas DeMuri-Siliunas is a proud member of the Walsh School of Foreign Service Class of 2018, majoring in International Economics. Jonas comes to the Hilltop from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he was born and raised. He is passionate about public speaking and international affairs, having traveled coast to coast for Model UN and debate since high school. In addition to his role at NAIMUN, Jonas is currently serving on the Board of the Georgetown International Relations Association. He also the Director of Marketing of Hilltop Consultants, a student-run consulting firm that provides innovative strategies for non-profits around the world. Jonas loves to travel and try unconventional cuisines; in past summers he has traveled to India to teach public speaking and international relations. When he’s not sending emails for NAIMUN, Jonas enjoys photography, exploring DC and watching the Packers beat the Bears.
Deputy Undersecretary-General of General Assemblies [email protected] Carley Mambuca is a member of Georgetown University’s Class of 2019 in the Walsh School of Foreign Service, studying Science, Technology and International Affairs. Born in Long Island, New York, she is passionate about quality bagels and pizza, and has a knack for city living. Carley has since moved to Naples, Florida where she takes advantage of all paradise has to offer – beaches, sunshine and Disney World. Since arriving at Georgetown, Carley has become an active member of the Center for Social Justice through the DC Reads program, as well as her sorority, Kappa Alpha Theta, as the Online Media Director. Furthermore, she started Model United Nations, an activity she continues on Georgetown’s Travel Team, her freshman year of high school, even attending NAIMUN during her junior year. She is excited to return this year as a member of the Secretariat to make this as great of an experience for the delegates as she had several years ago!
Undersecretary-General of Economic and Social Councils [email protected] Christian Mesa is a member of the Georgetown University Class of 2019, majoring in Government. Hailing from sunny Long Beach, California, Christian was excited about wearing his first jacket and learning about how it can get cold enough for ice to fall from the sky. Christian first got interested in Model UN in high school and even traveled to DC for NAIMUN LII! He brought his passion for MUN to college and has been traveling with Georgetown’s team. Last year, he staffed NCSC XLIII, Georgetown’s collegiate conference, as well as NAIMUN LIII as the Director of SOCHUM. In addition to his secretariat role with NAIMUN, he currently serves as the Undersecretary General of Assemblies and Summits for NCSC XLIV. Outside of MUN, Christian can be found lobbying about issues he is passionate about on Capitol Hill and will be interning for Congressman Alan Lowenthal during the summer. He also enjoys rooting for the Dodgers, watching Aaron Sorkin’s political TV shows, debating who gaveled Lord of the Rings, and drinking an obscene amount of Snapple. Christian is very excited to welcome everybody to the Economic and Social Councils at NAIMUN LIV!
Deputy Undersecretary-General of Economic and Social Councils [email protected] Claudia Alonso is a member of the Georgetown University School of Nursing and Health Studies Class of 2019, majoring in International Health. Originally from San Juan, Puerto Rico, Claudia participated in Model UN during her four years of high school competing in PR’s local circuit and traveling to the US for national conferences. Upon arriving at Georgetown, Claudia knew she wanted to become a part of the NAIMUN family. She served as a Rapporteur for NAIMUN LIII and is now extremely excited to serve as a member of the Senior Staff for NAIMUN LIV. Outside of NAIMUN, Claudia is an Ambassador for the School of Nursing and Health Studies, works as a member of the Georgetown University Student Association's policy teams, and contributes to the Beeck Center for Social Impact as a staffer. In her free time, she enjoys the Daily Show, Modern Family and binge-watching House of Cards. Claudia is thrilled to serve as your Deputy USG for the Economic and Social Councils and hopes to give you all the best NAIMUN experience possible!
Undersecretary-General of Regionals [email protected] Brendan is a member of the Walsh School of Foreign Service class of 2019. He looks forward to majoring in International Politics with a Security focus, and continuing his Jesuit education at Georgetown as a graduate of St. Ignatius College Prep in Chicago, Illinois. At Georgetown, Brendan is an active member of the MUN travel team, and served as dUSG for Regionals at NAIMUN LIII. In addition to Model UN, Brendan plays club water polo and participates in social activism on campus. Brendan is overjoyed to take the reigns of the Regionals organ again, and is counting down the days to NAIMUN LIV!
Deputy Undersecretary-General of Regionals [email protected] Jaebok Lee is a member of the Walsh School of Foreign Service Class of 2020 and intends to major in International Politics. Raised in Seoul and Los Angeles, Jaebok began Model UN as a high school sophomore and is excited to continue his passion for the incredible game in college. Outside of NAIMUN, Jaebok is also a crisis analyst for NCSC, an alumni coordinator for the International Relations Club, and an editorial assistant for the Journal of International Affairs. When not working, Jaebok can be found playing chamber music, looking for good coffee, or crying over lost Snapchat streaks. Jaebok is thrilled to serve as your dUSG of Regionals and can't wait to see you at NAIMUN LIV!
Undersecretary-General of Cabinets [email protected] Naba Rahman is a member of the Walsh School of Foreign Service class of 2019, studying International Economics with a minor in Chinese. Growing up in the Deep South, she is now lucky to call the white sand beaches of Sarasota, Florida her home. Her first brushes with Model UN were right here on the Hilltop, during her freshman year of college. In addition to working hard to make your NAIMUN experience stellar, Naba criss-crosses the nation and world on the travel team, as well as serving as the USG of Cabinets and Boards for the National Collegiate Security Conference, Georgetown's collegiate conference. When she isn’t wasting way too much time on Snapchat, Naba can be seen editing articles for the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, playing photographer for the Georgetown Voice Magazine, changing school policies as part of student government, as well as serving as a Century Scholar for the School of Foreign Service. More than anything, she is ecstatic to serve as your Under-Secretary General of Cabinets and cannot wait to meet you all at the best NAIMUN yet! Good luck and let the games begin!
Deputy Undersecretary-General of Cabinets [email protected] Saad Bashir is a member of the Georgetown University Class of 2019, currently as a major in Lingustics. Originally born in Panama City, Florida, Saad has lived out most of his life in Athens, Georgia where he was active in everything from local politics to mixed martial arts. Now at Georgetown University, he is an active member of the Georgetown Model UN travel team and a Senator in the Georgetown University Student Association. He also enjoys hanging out with the Muslim Student Association and sparring with friends in the Boxing Club. When there is time in his schedule, Saad self-teaches himself various languages and takes long naps while listening to international music.
Undersecretary-General of Councils, Boards, and Courts [email protected] Brent Peabody is a junior in the School of Foreign Service and hails from a very humid part of Georgia. He is majoring in Science, Technology, and International Affairs (STIA) and, hopefully, will be able tell you what that is when he graduates. He is also pursuing a minor in Medieval Studies and, to his immense excitement, has just started to learn French. In addition to serving as Undersecretary-General for Councils, Boards, and Courts, Brent enjoys travelling with Georgetown’s Model UN team and being active in the community-service fraternity APO. Brent’s hobbies include soccer, which included a highly unsuccessful intramural season this past spring, and sweet tea, which he brews in his dorm on the down low in case it is against the building’s safety code. But among all of this, NAIMUN has been a premier part of Brent’s Georgetown experience, and he cannot wait to shape and share that experience with you.
Deputy Undersecretary-General of Councils, Boards, and Courts [email protected] John Erath is a member of Georgetown's School of Foreign Service class of 2019 studying International History and pursuing a certificate in Australia and New Zealand studies. Having grown up in places as far as Brasilia and Brussels and as close as Arlington, Virginia, John gained a passion for all things international from an early age. Upon attending a Model UN club meeting on a whim his freshman year of high school and discovering people would actually give him awards for exploring arcane aspects of history and then vigorously debating them, John embarked on a time-consuming obsession that now enters its sixth year (now as part of Georgetown's travel team). When not reading, watching endless Netflix, or ranting to anyone who will listen about anything from the Taranaki Wars to R + L = J, John serves as Director of Academic Programming for the Georgetown International Relations Club and participates in the 1634 Society and the College Republicans. He is beyond excited for his sixth NAIMUN and can't wait to see all of you participate in what he hopes to be the best organ in the best conference yet!
Undersecretary-General of the United States National Security Apparatus [email protected] Georgina is a junior in the Walsh School of Foreign Service majoring in International Politics with a concentration in Security Studies. Born and raised in New York, however, reigning from a long line of Brits and incredibly bitter about her lack of accent, Georgina can’t survive a day without coffee and will constantly remind you that British food is the best in the world. Having participated in Model UN throughout high school, Georgina enjoys traveling with Georgetown’s Model UN team and staffing both NAIMUN and NCSC, Georgetown's collegiate conference. This being Georgina’s seventh NAIMUN, she is beyond excited to welcome you to the USNSA at NAIMUN LIV, an organ she also competed in as a high school delegate.
Deputy Undersecretary-General of the United States National Security Apparatus [email protected] Matty Bernstein is a member of the Georgetown University Walsh School of Foreign Service’s class of 2019, majoring in International Politics. He is from San Diego, California and has been involved in Model UN since his sophomore year of high school. Matty has continued his passion for Model UN at Georgetown, having worked as a crisis analyst at NAIMUN LIII and NCSC XLIII, Georgetown’s collegiate conference, and plans on experiencing his first GA as a rapporteur at NCSC XLIV. In addition, Matty has traveled to three conferences as a member of Georgetown’s travel team during his freshman year and plans to continue competing as a sophomore. Outside of Model UN, he is a brother of the Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity, where he serves as the chapter’s social chair and gets to boss around Garrett Williams, NAIMUN’s Secretary-General. In his free time, Matty enjoys following German second division soccer matches in order to keep tabs on potential US National Team players, shopping for various protein supplements, and judging others based on their Instagram accounts. Matty is excited to serve as the Deputy Undersecretary-General of the United States National Security Apparatus at NAIMUN LIV and is looking forward to providing delegates with the best possible USNSA experience in February!