Secretary General   

Ankita Satpathy

 

Ankita is a third-year studying politics from Monroe Township, New Jersey. She is primarily interested in international development. In the past, she has served on secretariat for both VAMUN and VICS, IRO's collegiate conference. Outside of IRO, Ankita is involved with U.Va.'s Honor system and student newspaper. Ankita is incredibly honored and excited to serve as Secretary General, and looks forward to watching the delegates bring VAMUN 37 to life in November. Contact Ankita at secretarygeneral@vamun.org for any questions regarding the conference!

Director General            

Adi Sapre

Adi Sapre is a third year who is currently studying Computer Science and Statistics with an interest in bringing real world solutions to life. He’s pursued the love of his life (Model UN) for 7 years and is really looking forward to continuing throughout college. Whenever, you’re looking for him, you can be sure to find him at the nearest Chick-fil-a or Bodo’s (his second love), or taking long walks on the beach into the sunset. He's happy to work alongside his USGs to bring delegates exciting, fast-paced committees and looks forward to meeting delegates this fall! Contact Adi at directorgeneral@vamun.org for all queries, questions, and quandaries. 

USG of Delegations   

Shivani Saboo

 Shivani Saboo is a second year at UVA double majoring in Computer Science and Economics. Her love affair with Model UN started when she was in seventh grade and has only intensified since she came to UVA last year. She attended VAMUN all through High School so this will actually be her sixth iteration of this conference. From being a delegate at VAMUN to being a vice chair, she is so incredibly excited to experience this conference from the Secretariat side. Feel free to email her if you have any questions or concerns at delegations@vamun.org. See you soon!

Chief of Staff             

Caitlin Kwalwasser

Caitlin Kwalwasser is a second year in the College of Arts and Sciences hoping to study Foreign Affairs. She is incredibly excited to be the Under-Secretary General of Staff for this year's VAMUN. While originally from the great state of New York, she has called the good ol’ Commonwealth home for the past few years. Besides participating in Model UN here at the University, Caitlin is very active around grounds as an investigator for the University Judiciary Committee and as a peer advisor with the ULink Peer Advising Program. Within the International Relations Organization, Caitlin has vice chaired for VAMUN XXXVI, chaired a committee for the University of Virginia's College Model UN conference, and is currently serving as the organization's secretary. She is an avid ice cream and book enthusiast, but her true passion lies in debating international politics. 

USG of General Assemblies and Specialized Committees   

Victoria Farris

Victoria Farris is a Fourth Year in the College, double-majoring in PPL (Political Philosophy, Policy, and Law) and Philosophy. Victoria is originally from sunny Sarasota, Florida, and is happy to now live in a state that has all four seasons! When she's not reading Philosophy, Victoria can be found drinking copious amounts of coffee, listening to music, or petting random dogs. After college, Victoria plans to go to law school and become a social justice advocacy lawyer. She has participated in VAMUN as either a Chair or Vice Chair for the past three years, and cannot wait to be on Secretariat this year! Contact Victoria at gaspec@vamun.org

USG of Crisis Committees          

Caroline Peters

Caroline is a second-year studying Political Philosophy, Policy and Law (PPL) and Government. Her academic interests include political theory and peaceful conflict resolution. At UVa, Caroline serves as Executive Editor for the Virginia Review of Politics and is involved with the Charlottesville Debate League, the International Relations Organization and Chi Omega Sorority. Caroline's passion for politics and Model UN led her to VAMUN, and she looks forward to the growth of this conference!

USG of External Relations               

Winston Willett

Winston Willett is a second year from Richmond Virginia planning to major in leadership and public policy with a minor in bioethics. His career interests center around pharmaceutical law and policy.  He has participated on the UVA Model UN travel team, and has staffed a number of conferences. He plays on the club travel team for tennis, has been a competitive skiier since the age of 6, and has traveled to over 70 countries. When he is not studying, he's most likely watching the office on Netflix, or embarrassing himself trying to play FIFA. His spirit animal is the peregrine falcon, despite the fact that he is an incredibly slow runner.

USG of Internal Relations                 

Monica Sebastian

Monica Sebastian is a second year student from Ellicott City, Maryland looking to study Economics. She previously served as the Under-Secretary-General for Logistics for VIGMUN III. Before becoming a student at the University of Virginia, Monica participated in Model UN at Mount Hebron High School and was Secretary-General her senior year. In addition to being a part of IRO, Monica is also a member of the Jefferson Literary and Debating Society. 

Monica is extremely excited and honored to serve on the Secretariat for VAMUN XXXVII and is looking forward to making it an enjoyable and educational conference for all those involved!

USG of Media & Design     

Daniel Luo

Daniel Luo is a fourth year double majoring in Government (track: Political Theory) and English. This is his second year working as Media and Design for VAMUN, and he's very excited to continue the tradition. In his spare time Daniel enjoys working on his car and bike, watching educational videos on YouTube, and spending time with his friends.

WGSS Head Crisis Director                          Adam Kimelman

Adam Kimelman is a Third Year Foreign Affairs and History Major from Middletown, New York. Adam is heavily involved in the International Relations Organization, having chaired last VAMUN and VICS, actively competing on the Model UN Travel Team, and serving as the organization’s treasurer. Outside of IRO, Adam serves as the Chair of the College Republicans, is involved in the Flash Seminars Planning Team, as well as the Washington and Roosevelt Societies. Adam is beyond excited to be the Head Crisis Director of this year’s Wilson Global Systems Simulation, and is looking forward to an exciting weekend.