MEET THE SECRETARIAT
Charlotte Phillips is a member of the class of 2020 in Georgetown’s College. She majors in history and government, with a minor in Spanish. Charlotte was born and raised in New York City. She joined her high school’s Model United Nations Team in her first year and has been involved with Model UN ever since. In addition to Model UN, Charlotte is involved with D.C. Reads, Georgetown College Democrats, and is a Guide with Georgetown Outdoor Education. Off campus, Charlotte spends her time exploring D.C. and complaining about D.C.’s inferior bagels. Charlotte welcomes all delegates to NAIMUN LVI and can’t wait for an incredible conference!
Executive Assistant and Director of Programming
Grant Castle is a member of Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service class of 2021 where he is majoring in International Politics with a concentration in Foreign Policy and Policy Processes. Grant is originally from Rochester, N.Y. where he began his Model UN career in 10th grade. Since coming to Georgetown, he has competed at several Model UN conferences with Georgetown’s travel team, served as a Crisis Analyst at NCSC XLV,Georgetown’s college level MUN conference, the Deputy Director of Programming for NAIMUN LV, and the Under-Secretary-General of Cabinets for NCSC XLVI. In his free time, Grant enjoys mindlessly scrolling through Twitter, obsessing over the newest HBO drama, and playing with his Old English Sheepdog, Maisy. Grant is so excited to be returning to the NAIMUN Secretariat this year as the Executive Assistant and Director of Programming, and can’t wait to welcome all of you to D.C. this February!
Director of Registration
Casey Wetherbee is a member of the Class of 2021 in the School of Foreign Service majoring in International Political Economy. He’s lived in the city, the suburbs, and in cold upstate, so he usually just says he’s from “New York.” During his freshman year at Georgetown, Casey traveled to more Model UN conferences than he did all throughout high school, and the travel team is his main extracurricular, in addition to being Director of Registration for NAIMUN LVI. He also is a Coordinator for Georgetown Weeks of Welcome, which plans a series of large-scale events during the six weeks after orientation. If there’s ever any free time in his Google Calendar you can usually find him watching Vine compilations, eating hummus, or playing piano. Casey is thrilled to welcome all of the delegations to what will be the best NAIMUN yet!
Director of Logistics and Security
Neelesh Manandhar is a current member of the Georgetown University College Class of 2020 studying Environmental Biology and English. Right now, he aspires to be a doctor and is involved with social justice and student advocacy groups on campus. Neelesh is a proud member of the Georgetown Army ROTC program and can’t wait to meet all of the new delegates in February. In his free time, Neelesh loves to read, act, and sing.
Director of Marketing
Christopher is a member of the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service’s Class of 2021, majoring in Science, Technology, and International Affairs (STIA) with a concentration in Business, Growth, and Development. While hailing originally from Massachusetts, he spent most of his life abroad living in London, Hong Kong, and Dubai. Since arriving at the hilltop, Christopher has not only competed at several Model UN conferences with Georgetown’s travel team, but also served as a Crisis Analyst at NCSC XLV, a Director at NAIMUN LV, and a Senior Crisis Analyst at NCSC XLVI. Outside of the Model UN, Christopher is a Carroll Fellow that enjoys working shifts at The Corp, competing with the GU Ultimate Frisbee Team, and playing saxophone for the GU Jazz Band. In his rare free time, he can be found trading cryptocurrencies, rock climbing, and/or feasting on Insomnia cookies. Christopher is extremely excited to serve you as Director of Marketing to make this an incredible conference!
Director of Philanthropy
Grace Rector is a member in the class of 2021 in Georgetown’s Walsh School of Foreign Service. She is majoring in Culture and Politics with a concentration in Global Education, minoring in Arabic, and getting a certificate in Justice and Peace Studies. Grace hails from Los Angeles, California and misses the 70 degree weather; however, she has loved her time at the hilltop and even had her first snow day last year. She has been involved in Model UN for five years, and has competed with Georgetown’s travel team in addition to staffing NCSC and NAIMUN. Grace also serves as Director of Outreach for Georgetown’s International Relations Club and does MUN trainings with MUN teams at schools in the DC area. Outside of Model United Nations, Grace is a volunteer for DC Schools, serves as the Campus Representative for the Clinton Global Initiative University, and is a member of the Outreach Board of the No Lost Generation Club (focusing on refugees). In her free time, Grace loves to sing and go explore all the amazing adventures that DC has to offer. She looks forward to engaging delegates with our Charity Partner and talking with delegates about sustainable projects for social change.
Deputy Chief of Staff
Alex White is a student in the Georgetown School of Foreign Service class of 2021, majoring in Science and Technology in International Affairs with a minor in Spanish. He is from Toledo Ohio, where he participated in Public Forum Debate and Model UN in high school. In college, he joined the travel Model UN team and is a crisis analyst for the Ad Hoc committee in NCSC XLVI. Outside of Model UN, Alex writes for a student paper: the Caravel, and tutors weekly at DC Schools. In his free time, he likes taking runs to explore DC, binge-watching Game of Thrones, and doing buzzfeed quizzes. Alex is so excited to be serving as your Deputy Chief of Staff!
Director of Business
Alyssa Erin Kardos is a proud member of the School of Nursing and Health Studies, Class of 2021, studying Global Health with a minor in Arabic. Since being introduced to the world of Model UN at Georgetown, Alyssa has traveled once, staffed as a Rapporteur in WHO NAIMUN LV, and is the Director of Outreach at NCSC XLVI, Georgetown’s college Model UN conference. Alyssa migrated from Southern California to attend Georgetown and is still trying to grasp the concept of seasons. Around campus Alyssa assistant teaches at the Hoya Kids Learning Center, speaks with prospective students through the Georgetown Admissions Ambassador Program, welcomes new students through New Student Orientation and Georgetown Weeks of Welcome, and eats a lot while working on the Georgetown Farmer’s Market Board. Her other passions include talking about herself in third person, eating free samosas, and wearing her bright pink crocs. Alyssa is ecstatic to serve as your Director of Business to make this the best NAIMUN yet!
Director of Media and Technology
TJ Mukundan is a member of the Georgetown College class of 2021. He plans to double-major in Government and Anthropology, and is looking forward to one day finding a job where that combination is actually relevant. TJ’s family currently lives in Brookline, Massachusetts, but he was originally born in Georgia and raised in North Carolina. When not working on videos for NAIMUN’s social media, TJ can be found serving as Chair of Roundtables at the Georgetown Bipartisan Coalition, popping in occasionally to meetings of Georgetown College Democrats, prepping to chair the Boeing Board of Directors committee at NCSC, or hanging out with Ozy the Anthropology Department’s dog. If you can’t find him there, try the well-trodden path between the Hilltop and the Domino’s on Prospect Street, there’s a pretty good shot you’ll see him in the evenings. He’s excited to welcome you all to NAIMUN LVI!
Deputy Director of Programming
Nicolas Mititelu is a student in the Walsh School of Foreign Service, Class of 2021. Hailing from the great city of Chicago, Illinois, Nicolas hopes to study International Political Economy during his time at Georgetown. Nicolas has continued with Model UN since the beginning of high school, and is now serving as an Alumni-Outreach coordinator in Georgetown International Relations Club and a Crisis-Analyst for NAIMUN LV during his first year at Georgetown. He has also acted in a Georgetown Department of Performing Arts show, serves as a research analyst for the consulting group DCivitas (formerly known as Fundrasir) and is an active brother of Georgetown’s co-ed service fraternity, Alpha Phi Omega, Mu Alpha Chapter. Nicolas enjoys exploring D.C. on bike or by foot and catching up on local politics in his free time too. He’s humbled to continue making NAIMUN a success!
Undersecretary-general of General Assemblies
Neehar Mahidadia is a member of the Class of 2021 in the School of Nursing & Health Studies (NHS), majoring in healthcare management & policy with a minor in government. Hailing from Edison, New Jersey, Neehar has competed on the MUN circuit for all four years of high school, served as USG of Assemblies & Summits for NAIMUN’s sister conference, NCSC and went to Chengdu, China this past summer to staff the first NAIMUN China. Neehar loves to explore different food options in D.C. and is on the persistent search for the best Mexican restaurant in the city. When he isn’t binge-watching literally every show on Netflix or running to the monuments, Neehar serves on the NHS Academic Council, choreographs for the Georgetown South Asian Society charity show known as Rangila and is a consultant at Hilltop Consultants. Neehar cannot wait to share his passion for Model UN (especially large committees!) with all of you at NAIMUN LVI!
Undersecretary-General of Economic and Social Councils
Carlos Asorey is a member of the Walsh School of Foreign Service Class of 2021 intending to pursue a major in International Economics. Carlos comes from Madrid, Spain, where he first discovered Model UN in middle school, and has continued to participate in and staff conferences ever since. Outside of Model UN, Carlos is involved with the Georgetown University Student Investment Fund, Georgetown Ventures, and YDSE—a language tutoring group. Carlos is thrilled to serve as your Undersecretary-General for ECOSOCs and cannot wait to meet you all at NAIMUN LVI!
Undersecretary-General of Regionals
Maddie Mousseau is a member of the class of 2021 in Georgetown’s College, and she is studying Government, American Studies, and Economics. Hailing from beautiful Seattle, Washington, Maddie has been actively involved in Model UN since her freshman year of high school, both as a delegate and a staffer. She remains connected to the Washington State circuit as an advisory board member of MUN Northwest. Additionally, Maddie has staffed NCSC LV, Georgetown’s collegiate conference, and NAIMUN LV. Outside of MUN, Maddie serves on Georgetown’s Student Activities Commission and is part of the Georgetown University Women in Leadership club as well as College Democrats. Beyond that, she appreciates environmentalism, Insomnia Cookies, and the strong sense of community within MUN at Georgetown. Maddie looks forward to meeting you all during what promises to be an incredible weekend!
Undersecretary-General of Councils, Boards, and Courts
Caleb Yip is a proud member of the Walsh School of Foreign Service Class of 2021, and is planning on studying International Politics with a minor in French and a concentration in International Security. He comes from Hong Kong, China, but grew up in Pittsburgh, PA, and has given up on trying to understand weather in DC. Caleb has been doing Model UN since his junior year of high school and loves traveling with the Georgetown Model UN team. He is also on the secretariat of NCSC XLVI, Georgetown’s collegiate Model UN conference. Outside of MUN, he writes for the Caravel, Georgetown’s international relations newspaper. In his spare time, Caleb enjoys watching political dramas like House of Cards and living out his dreams of world domination through Civilizations V. He is beyond thrilled to be your USG of CBCs this year and cannot wait to welcome everyone to NAIMUN LVI!
Undersecretary-General of Cabinets
Siddharth Muchhal is a member of the Walsh School of Foreign Service Class of 2021, originally from West Windsor, New Jersey. He has competed in and staffed in over 20 Model UN conferences since high school, including 4 NAIMUNs, and has a passion for crisis committees. Along with serving as USG for Cabinets at NAIMUN LVI, Sidd is also serving as the USG for Joint Crisis Committees at NCSC XLVI, occasionally competes on the college circuit, and is actively involved in the Georgetown International Relations Council. Outside of all things MUN, you can find Sidd interviewing dignitaries and politicians for the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, dancing at odd hours on GU Jawani (the campus bhangra team), and serving as the 2021 representative on the SFS Academic Council. In his free time, Sidd is usually repping Manchester United, hunting for good bubble tea spots, or watching political satire. Sidd is super excited for his 5th (and best) NAIMUN, and can’t wait to see you all in February!
UNDERSECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE NATIONAL SECURITY APPARATUS
Gen is a member of the Class of 2019 in the School of Foreign Service, majoring in Culture and Politics, with a concentration in Media, Social Justice, and Identity. A proud welcoming Midwesterner, she is involved with student life from New Student Orientation to Senior Class Committee. She is passionate about education and youth empowerment, including spending summer 2018 interning at Gashora Girls Academy in Gashora, Rwanda. She is highly involved in Model UN, from traveling to staffing to working at Best Delegate, and she cannot imagine a better way to end her staffing career than in this incredible organ!
Deputy Undersecretary-General of General Assemblies
Elizabeth is a member of the Walsh School of Foreign Service Class of 2021, majoring in International Political Economy. She is from the great commonwealth of Kentucky and feels strongly about biscuits and gravy and obscure Kentucky fun facts. She participated in Model UN throughout high school and has staffed both NAIMUN and NCSC, Georgetown’s collegiate conference. Outside of Model UN, Elizabeth is Secretary of the Georgetown Ballroom Dancing Team and Secretary of GUSA, the GU Student Association. Elizabeth is excited to welcome you all to D.C. and hopes you enjoy NAIMUN as much as she will!
Deputy Undersecretary-General of Economic and Social Councils
Zaki Thabet is a member of the Class of 2021 in the Walsh School of Foreign Service. He is majoring in International Politics with a concentration in Foreign Policy and Policy Processes. Zaki is obnoxious about being from Maryland and is known to proudly display Maryland’s beautiful flag whenever he can. He has been doing MUN since the 7th grade and travels with Georgetown’s team. Zaki spends too much of his free time watching Vines that he’s already seen hundreds of times. He staffed the 55th installment of NAIMUN as a Crisis Analyst for the British Secret Intelligence Service and staffed the 46th installment of NCSC, Georgetown’s collegiate MUN conference, as a Crisis Manager. Outside of MUN, Zaki proudly serves his fellow Hoyas in the mail office, welcomes new students to campus as an orientation advisor, and serves in the Student Government Senate. NAIMUN LVI will be Zaki’s sixth NAIMUN, and he is really happy to be serving delegates and moderators as a dUSG this time around.
Deputy Undersecretary-General of Regionals
Cooper Vardy is a proud member of the School of Foreign Service’s Class of 2021 potentially pursuing a major in International Politics with a minor in Portuguese. Born in Somerset, New Jersey, and raised outside New Haven, Connecticut, Cooper has also lived in Shanghai, China, and Tunis, Tunisia, where his passion for international affairs and Model United Nations were brought to fruition. Outside of working with Georgetown’s Model United Nations team, Cooper is the Georgetown International Relation’s Club Director of Communications, a member of the Special Committee on Global Strategy, contributes to the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs and the Caravel newspaper. Outside of academic pursuits, Cooper is an avid cinephile, working through the vibrant Washington concert scene, and learning to cope with the city’s humidity. He is absolutely ecstatic to have the chance to serve as your Deputy Undersecretary General of Regionals this year, and would like to welcome you all to NAIMUN LVI!
Deputy Undersecretary-General of Councils, Boards, and Courts
Henry Westerman is a member of the Class of 2021 in Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service. Though currently undecided on his major, he is interested in Security Studies either under the Science Technology and International Affairs, or International Politics, major. Henry is a proud native of Somerville, Massachusetts and Bostonian to the core. He attended Milton Academy in Milton, MA where he competed in Model UN throughout his four years. Previously, he staffed crisis committees at both NCSC and NAIMUN during his freshman and sophomore years of college. Outside of MUN, Henry can be found in various mentorship roles on campus, including as a Tutor in the Writing Center, an Orientation Advisor, and an SFS Peer Advisor. He loves nothing more than Star Wars, with all things Historical coming in a close second. Henry is honored to serve as your dUSG of CBCs, and can’t wait to welcome delegates to NAIMUN LVI!
Deputy Undersecretary-General of Cabinets
Justin Rich is a member of the Class of 2022 in the Walsh School of Foreign Service. Currently he is interested in majoring in Culture and Politics with a minor in Spanish. Justin comes from Bridgewater, Massachusetts, where he began debating in and working on Model UN conferences. Although this is his first year at Georgetown, this will be Justin’s fourth time at NAIMUN! Outside of Model UN, Justin can be seen fully utilizing the Spotify/Hulu Student Plan, attempting to break out of the Georgetown bubble, or trying to find a single Dunkin’ Donuts in DC. He is very excited to meet you all — NAIMUN LVI can’t come soon enough!
DEPUTY UNDERSECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE NATIONAL SECURITY APPARATUS
Patrick Walsh is a proud member of the Class of 2021! He currently attends the Edmund Walsh School of Foreign Service and enjoys going to a school named after him. He plans on majoring in Science, Technology, and International Affairs, and will let you know exactly what concentration he will have. He actually attended NAIMUN in high school in the National Security Apparatus, and is wicked excited to be the dUSG for this organ! As evidenced by his use of the word “wicked,” he is from Watertown, a lovely city right outside Boston. Outside of NAIMUN, Patrick is involved with mental health advocacy, guarding the student dorms, and filling up his google calendar. He cannot wait to meet all the delegates and moderators involved in his organ, and is counting down the days to February 14th.