VAMUN XXXIX Secretariat 

Secretary General   Shivani Saboo  Shivani Saboo is a fourth year student in the Engineering School majoring in Computer Science and minoring in Business through the Commerce School. VAMUN XXXIX will be her 7th VAMUN! She previously served as the Director General and USG of Delegations for the conference and even participated as a delegate for three years in High School (#hailhighlanders)! Shivani is incredibly excited to be a part of VAMUN one last time and hopes to make this year the best one yet. Outside of MUN, Shivani is the President of the Indian Student Association, dances for a fusion team, and enjoys exploring Charlottesville with her friends.

Secretary General

Shivani Saboo

Shivani Saboo is a fourth year student in the Engineering School majoring in Computer Science and minoring in Business through the Commerce School. VAMUN XXXIX will be her 7th VAMUN! She previously served as the Director General and USG of Delegations for the conference and even participated as a delegate for three years in High School (#hailhighlanders)! Shivani is incredibly excited to be a part of VAMUN one last time and hopes to make this year the best one yet. Outside of MUN, Shivani is the President of the Indian Student Association, dances for a fusion team, and enjoys exploring Charlottesville with her friends.

Director General   Andrew Farnsworth  Andrew Farnsworth is a third year student in the Batten School double majoring in Public Policy and Economics. You may remember him from last year, as Andrew was the USG of Delegations at VAMUN XXXVIII. He attended VAMUN for 3 years in high school and is excited to replicated his experience for a group of new high school delegates. Outside of MUN, Andrew is a Midshipman in the Naval ROTC program, he writes for the Virginia Review of Politics, and he plays for the Club Badminton team.

Director General

Andrew Farnsworth

Andrew Farnsworth is a third year student in the Batten School double majoring in Public Policy and Economics. You may remember him from last year, as Andrew was the USG of Delegations at VAMUN XXXVIII. He attended VAMUN for 3 years in high school and is excited to replicated his experience for a group of new high school delegates. Outside of MUN, Andrew is a Midshipman in the Naval ROTC program, he writes for the Virginia Review of Politics, and he plays for the Club Badminton team.

USG of Delegations   Adu Menon  Adu Menon is a second year at the University of Virginia, and plans to double major in Biostatistics and Public Health in the University’s College of Arts and Sciences. This year will be Adu’s 5th year doing Model UN, as well as his 5th VAMUN. Adu fell in love with the conference competing in it as a delegate, and cannot wait to be a part of this year’s Secretariat.

USG of Delegations

Adu Menon

Adu Menon is a second year at the University of Virginia, and plans to double major in Biostatistics and Public Health in the University’s College of Arts and Sciences. This year will be Adu’s 5th year doing Model UN, as well as his 5th VAMUN. Adu fell in love with the conference competing in it as a delegate, and cannot wait to be a part of this year’s Secretariat.

USG of Business   Sean Conners  Sean Conners is a second year from Poquoson, Virginia planning on majoring in Commerce in the McIntire School and minoring in Public Policy and Leadership at the Batten School. This is his fourth VAMUN, where he has attended as a delegate, Vice Chair, and now Secretariat member. Outside of VAMUN, he competes on the UVA Model UN travel team, works for the Varsity Baseball team as a data analytics intern, and is involved in his fraternity.

USG of Business

Sean Conners

Sean Conners is a second year from Poquoson, Virginia planning on majoring in Commerce in the McIntire School and minoring in Public Policy and Leadership at the Batten School. This is his fourth VAMUN, where he has attended as a delegate, Vice Chair, and now Secretariat member. Outside of VAMUN, he competes on the UVA Model UN travel team, works for the Varsity Baseball team as a data analytics intern, and is involved in his fraternity.

Chief of Staff   Nidhi Desai  Nidhi Desai is a second year student at the University of Virginia studying Foreign Affairs and Global Security and Justice from Richmond, VA. In the past, she had been a vice-chair for DISEC for VAMUN XXXVIII and was Director-General for HIMUNC I. Next year will be her 7th year doing Model UN and second year staffing VAMUN! Nidhi has enjoyed everything Model UN has offered to her, particularly her love for international relations and debate. Nidhi hopes to be able to spark the same passion in fellow delegates at VAMUN XXXIX.

Chief of Staff

Nidhi Desai

Nidhi Desai is a second year student at the University of Virginia studying Foreign Affairs and Global Security and Justice from Richmond, VA. In the past, she had been a vice-chair for DISEC for VAMUN XXXVIII and was Director-General for HIMUNC I. Next year will be her 7th year doing Model UN and second year staffing VAMUN! Nidhi has enjoyed everything Model UN has offered to her, particularly her love for international relations and debate. Nidhi hopes to be able to spark the same passion in fellow delegates at VAMUN XXXIX.

Chargé de Affairs   Dan Nakasone  Daniel Nakasone is a third year in the Batten School double majoring in Economics and Public Policy. This is Daniel’s third VAMUN as he served as a vice chair for VAMUN XXXVII and as the Chief of Staff for VAMUN XXXVIII. Besides doing MUN, Daniel is also a TA for the economics department and founded UVA’s National Security, Intelligence, and Defense Club. He is excited to work with the rest of Secretariat to help make VAMUN XXXIX a memorable experience for everyone!

Chargé de Affairs

Dan Nakasone

Daniel Nakasone is a third year in the Batten School double majoring in Economics and Public Policy. This is Daniel’s third VAMUN as he served as a vice chair for VAMUN XXXVII and as the Chief of Staff for VAMUN XXXVIII. Besides doing MUN, Daniel is also a TA for the economics department and founded UVA’s National Security, Intelligence, and Defense Club. He is excited to work with the rest of Secretariat to help make VAMUN XXXIX a memorable experience for everyone!

USG of General Assemblies   Katie Novak  Katie Novak is a third year majoring in Economics and Public Policy. Along with four years of experience as a high school delegate, she also chaired at VAMUN the past two year. Outside of Model UN Katie can be found eating her way through Charlottesville (ask her about her favorite restaurants in Cville) or watching Netflix documentaries with her friends. Model UN was one of the most influential parts of her high school experience and she cannot wait to be part of the VAMUN XXXIX team.

USG of General Assemblies

Katie Novak

Katie Novak is a third year majoring in Economics and Public Policy. Along with four years of experience as a high school delegate, she also chaired at VAMUN the past two year. Outside of Model UN Katie can be found eating her way through Charlottesville (ask her about her favorite restaurants in Cville) or watching Netflix documentaries with her friends. Model UN was one of the most influential parts of her high school experience and she cannot wait to be part of the VAMUN XXXIX team.

USG of Specialized Agencies   Aditya Singh  Aditya Singh is a second year student at the University of Virginia. He is currently intending to major in Economics, while on the Pre-Med track. From Short Pump, Virginia, Aditya began his Model UN career with Henrico High School. After being the Vice-Chair for VAMUN last year, Aditya loved VAMUN so much that he decided to apply for secretariat. When not working on VAMUN, Aditya watches the Tennessee Titans and OKC Thunder dominate (sometimes) the NFL and NBA. He is extremely excited to bring a new flavor of specialized committees to the bright high school delegates who attend VAMUN and help to make this a memorable conference!

USG of Specialized Agencies

Aditya Singh

Aditya Singh is a second year student at the University of Virginia. He is currently intending to major in Economics, while on the Pre-Med track. From Short Pump, Virginia, Aditya began his Model UN career with Henrico High School. After being the Vice-Chair for VAMUN last year, Aditya loved VAMUN so much that he decided to apply for secretariat. When not working on VAMUN, Aditya watches the Tennessee Titans and OKC Thunder dominate (sometimes) the NFL and NBA. He is extremely excited to bring a new flavor of specialized committees to the bright high school delegates who attend VAMUN and help to make this a memorable conference!

USG of Crisis   Kira Bannister  Kira is a second year from San Antonio, Texas studying Foreign Affairs and English Literature and is thrilled to be working with Austin as USG Crisis. Her sixth year in MUN, Kira is also one of the travel team’s Intercollegiate Coordinators (or head delegates) and competes throughout the year, if you have any questions about MUN in college she would love to talk! Outside of MUN she likes to read, watch too much netflix, and explore more of Charlottesville. If you have any questions about anything don’t hesitate to reach out!

USG of Crisis

Kira Bannister

Kira is a second year from San Antonio, Texas studying Foreign Affairs and English Literature and is thrilled to be working with Austin as USG Crisis. Her sixth year in MUN, Kira is also one of the travel team’s Intercollegiate Coordinators (or head delegates) and competes throughout the year, if you have any questions about MUN in college she would love to talk! Outside of MUN she likes to read, watch too much netflix, and explore more of Charlottesville. If you have any questions about anything don’t hesitate to reach out!

USG of Crisis   Austin Hanley  Austin Hanley is a second year from Reston, Virginia hoping to study Commerce when the time comes along. This is his 4th VAMUN and 5th year in Model UN. Enjoying everything Model UN has had to offer him (save for four-hour committee sessions), Austin looks forward to making the crisis committees as bearable as possible. Outside of VAMUN, Austin likes to run, hang out with friends, and explore Charlottesville.

USG of Crisis

Austin Hanley

Austin Hanley is a second year from Reston, Virginia hoping to study Commerce when the time comes along. This is his 4th VAMUN and 5th year in Model UN. Enjoying everything Model UN has had to offer him (save for four-hour committee sessions), Austin looks forward to making the crisis committees as bearable as possible. Outside of VAMUN, Austin likes to run, hang out with friends, and explore Charlottesville.

USG of WGSS   Noah Strike  Noah Strike is a second year student from Vienna, VA studying Foreign Affairs in the College of Arts & Sciences. Noah is the USG of WGSS for VAMUN XXXIX, but also serves on the Secretariats for VICS and VIGMUN, and is the Secretary of the International Relations Organization - the umbrella organization under which VAMUN is operated. In his free time, he enjoys volunteering in the Charlottesville community, and exploring the many restaurants Charlottesville has to offer.

USG of WGSS

Noah Strike

Noah Strike is a second year student from Vienna, VA studying Foreign Affairs in the College of Arts & Sciences. Noah is the USG of WGSS for VAMUN XXXIX, but also serves on the Secretariats for VICS and VIGMUN, and is the Secretary of the International Relations Organization - the umbrella organization under which VAMUN is operated. In his free time, he enjoys volunteering in the Charlottesville community, and exploring the many restaurants Charlottesville has to offer.

USG of Finance   Sam Wilder  Sam Wilder is a second year from outside of Philadelphia who can’t wait to serve as VAMUN’s director of finance this year. She is hoping to double major in both statistics and business, while remaining active in VAMUN and in her sorority, among many organizations. In her free time, she loves to explore Charlottesville, get coffee on Grounds, and check out new restaurants with friends. She is really looking forward to this year’s conference and knows Secretariat will make VAMUN 39 the best yet!

USG of Finance

Sam Wilder

Sam Wilder is a second year from outside of Philadelphia who can’t wait to serve as VAMUN’s director of finance this year. She is hoping to double major in both statistics and business, while remaining active in VAMUN and in her sorority, among many organizations. In her free time, she loves to explore Charlottesville, get coffee on Grounds, and check out new restaurants with friends. She is really looking forward to this year’s conference and knows Secretariat will make VAMUN 39 the best yet!

USG of Operations   Caroline Brunner  Caroline Brunner is a second year at UVA from McLean, Virginia. She plans to study business management and will apply to the McIntire School of Commerce this year. Caroline had so much fun vice chairing at VAMUN last year and can’t wait for what this conference has in store! In her free time she loves to go running, watch basketball, and eat cookies.

USG of Operations

Caroline Brunner

Caroline Brunner is a second year at UVA from McLean, Virginia. She plans to study business management and will apply to the McIntire School of Commerce this year. Caroline had so much fun vice chairing at VAMUN last year and can’t wait for what this conference has in store! In her free time she loves to go running, watch basketball, and eat cookies.

USG of Hospitality   Pratyusha Veerareddy  Pratyusha Veerareddy is a second year planning on majoring in Economics and Political Philosophy, Policy, & Law. She has been doing Model UN since her freshman year of highschool, and her favorite MUN memory is refusing to speak at her first conference. Outside of MUN, she serves as a Counselor for the University Judiciary Committee and an Outreach Chair for the Indian Student Association. She is very excited to welcome everyone to Charlottesville next fall and make sure they have a great time.

USG of Hospitality

Pratyusha Veerareddy

Pratyusha Veerareddy is a second year planning on majoring in Economics and Political Philosophy, Policy, & Law. She has been doing Model UN since her freshman year of highschool, and her favorite MUN memory is refusing to speak at her first conference. Outside of MUN, she serves as a Counselor for the University Judiciary Committee and an Outreach Chair for the Indian Student Association. She is very excited to welcome everyone to Charlottesville next fall and make sure they have a great time.

Deputy Chargé de Affairs   Hannah Kobel  Hannah Kobel is a third year student from Cape Elizabeth, Maine majoring in Economics and minoring in Statistics. This year will be her 7th year being involved in Model UN and 2nd year being involved with VAMUN. This past fall, she was a Vice-Chair for VAMUN XXXVIII and is so excited to be a part of the Secretariat for VAMUN XXXIX! Outside of MUN, she is a Transfer Student Peer Advisor, involved in her sorority, and loves to be outside and explore Charlottesville.

Deputy Chargé de Affairs

Hannah Kobel

Hannah Kobel is a third year student from Cape Elizabeth, Maine majoring in Economics and minoring in Statistics. This year will be her 7th year being involved in Model UN and 2nd year being involved with VAMUN. This past fall, she was a Vice-Chair for VAMUN XXXVIII and is so excited to be a part of the Secretariat for VAMUN XXXIX! Outside of MUN, she is a Transfer Student Peer Advisor, involved in her sorority, and loves to be outside and explore Charlottesville.