VAMUN XXXVIII Secretariat

  Secretary General   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  secretarygeneral@vamun.org  for all queries, questions, and quandaries.

Secretary General

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 secretarygeneral@vamun.org for all queries, questions, and quandaries.

  Director General   Shivani is a third year student studying computer science and business. She was the USG of Delegations for VAMUN XXXVII and a Vice-Chair for VAMUN XXXVI and a delagate for three years before that. She is honored to be the Director-General this year and can't wait for what VAMUN 38 has in store. Outside of Model UN, Shivani is on the executive board for the Indian Student Association and a representative for Student Council. More importantly, she loves photography, playing with her beautiful dog, and re-watching Friends on repeat. (also - Hail Highlanders!)

Director General

Shivani is a third year student studying computer science and business. She was the USG of Delegations for VAMUN XXXVII and a Vice-Chair for VAMUN XXXVI and a delagate for three years before that. She is honored to be the Director-General this year and can't wait for what VAMUN 38 has in store. Outside of Model UN, Shivani is on the executive board for the Indian Student Association and a representative for Student Council. More importantly, she loves photography, playing with her beautiful dog, and re-watching Friends on repeat. (also - Hail Highlanders!)

  USG Of Staff   Daniel Nakasone is a second year feom Maryland studying economics and some other subject–he’s not too sure yet. Since coming to college, Daniel has become an intramural softball MVP, the star heckler at each sporting event, and the biggest Office fan there is. Besides being involved in VAMUN, he’s also involved in Catholic Student Ministry, College Republicans, Hoos for Life, and of course–International Relations Organization. He’s excited to be serving as your Chief of Staff during VAMUN XXXVIII and to work with the rest of Secretariat, Chairs and Crisis Directors, and all the staff to make this the best VAMUN yet!

USG Of Staff

Daniel Nakasone is a second year feom Maryland studying economics and some other subject–he’s not too sure yet. Since coming to college, Daniel has become an intramural softball MVP, the star heckler at each sporting event, and the biggest Office fan there is. Besides being involved in VAMUN, he’s also involved in Catholic Student Ministry, College Republicans, Hoos for Life, and of course–International Relations Organization. He’s excited to be serving as your Chief of Staff during VAMUN XXXVIII and to work with the rest of Secretariat, Chairs and Crisis Directors, and all the staff to make this the best VAMUN yet!

  USG Of Crisis Committees   Matthew Slagley is a third year from Richmond, Virginia double majoring in Foreign Affairs and Philosophy. Matthew has been doing Model UN since sophomore year of high school, and Model Congress for even longer. While not debating philosophy, he likes traveling with UVa’s Model United Nations team, watching Quentin Tarantino films, listening to his favorite music, or analyzing all kinds of eSports.

USG Of Crisis Committees

Matthew Slagley is a third year from Richmond, Virginia double majoring in Foreign Affairs and Philosophy. Matthew has been doing Model UN since sophomore year of high school, and Model Congress for even longer. While not debating philosophy, he likes traveling with UVa’s Model United Nations team, watching Quentin Tarantino films, listening to his favorite music, or analyzing all kinds of eSports.

  USG Of GAs and Specialized Committees   Andrea Eichenberger is a second year foreign affairs major from Richmond. In the past, she has been USG of Media and Design for VICS XXIII, and USG of Media and Publicity for VIGMUN III. She has wanted to be part of VAMUN secretariat since she went to the conference for the first time as a sophomore in high school. She is incredibly excited to be overseeing the GA and Specialized committees this year. Outside of Model UN, Andrea has no hobbies. Just kidding! (not really) But she does like to draw, play guitar and video games, and be with her friends. She looks forward to working on VAMUN instead of her homework.

USG Of GAs and Specialized Committees

Andrea Eichenberger is a second year foreign affairs major from Richmond. In the past, she has been USG of Media and Design for VICS XXIII, and USG of Media and Publicity for VIGMUN III. She has wanted to be part of VAMUN secretariat since she went to the conference for the first time as a sophomore in high school. She is incredibly excited to be overseeing the GA and Specialized committees this year. Outside of Model UN, Andrea has no hobbies. Just kidding! (not really) But she does like to draw, play guitar and video games, and be with her friends. She looks forward to working on VAMUN instead of her homework.

  WGSS Head   Adam Kimelman is a Third Year Government and History Major from Middletown, New York. Adam serves on IRO’s executive board as the Inter-Collegiate Coordinator for the UVA Model UN Team, and served on VAMUN XXXVII’s Secretariat as the Head Crisis Director of the Wilson Global System Simulation. Adam is thrilled to be one of the Crisis Directors for the Jefferson Committee on Diplomacy, and has very high expectations for the delegates in this committee. Adam looks forward to a great weekend, and can’t wait to meet everyone in November!

WGSS Head

Adam Kimelman is a Third Year Government and History Major from Middletown, New York. Adam serves on IRO’s executive board as the Inter-Collegiate Coordinator for the UVA Model UN Team, and served on VAMUN XXXVII’s Secretariat as the Head Crisis Director of the Wilson Global System Simulation. Adam is thrilled to be one of the Crisis Directors for the Jefferson Committee on Diplomacy, and has very high expectations for the delegates in this committee. Adam looks forward to a great weekend, and can’t wait to meet everyone in November!

  USG Of Internal Relations   John P. Connor is a second year Echols Scholar at the University of Virginia, majoring in History. He is also a Student Editor at the Van Buren Papers, member of the Jefferson Literary and Debating Society, Vice President of the Academic Competition Club, Chair of the Washington Literary and Debating Society's Speaker Series Committee, a staff writer for the Virginia Review of Politics, and a recent participant in the Blueprint Emerging Leaders Program. Previously, he was an Assistant Crisis Director at VICS. His academic interests focus on twentieth century American political and diplomatic history. After graduation, he hopes to attend graduate school and become a professional historian.

USG Of Internal Relations

John P. Connor is a second year Echols Scholar at the University of Virginia, majoring in History. He is also a Student Editor at the Van Buren Papers, member of the Jefferson Literary and Debating Society, Vice President of the Academic Competition Club, Chair of the Washington Literary and Debating Society's Speaker Series Committee, a staff writer for the Virginia Review of Politics, and a recent participant in the Blueprint Emerging Leaders Program. Previously, he was an Assistant Crisis Director at VICS. His academic interests focus on twentieth century American political and diplomatic history. After graduation, he hopes to attend graduate school and become a professional historian.

  USG Of Delegations   Andrew is a second year student studying foreign affairs and economics. He attended VAMUN for 3 years in high school before serving as a vice-chair last year, and is excited to replicate 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

Andrew is a second year student studying foreign affairs and economics. He attended VAMUN for 3 years in high school before serving as a vice-chair last year, and is excited to replicate 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 External Relations   Phillip is a second year from Gainesville studying Commerce and Public Policy. He has previously served as an Assistant Crisis Director for a Joint-Crisis Comittee at our college conference, VICS, and is on UVA's travel Model United Nations team. Outside of MUN, Phillip is a member of 1in4, a sexual assault prevention and peer education group on grounds, the Benjamin Franklin Literary & Debate Society, and Grace Christian Fellowship. When back home, Phil works in the Prince William County government, teaches music privately, and spends as much time as possible with his pup, Jolie.

USG Of External Relations

Phillip is a second year from Gainesville studying Commerce and Public Policy. He has previously served as an Assistant Crisis Director for a Joint-Crisis Comittee at our college conference, VICS, and is on UVA's travel Model United Nations team. Outside of MUN, Phillip is a member of 1in4, a sexual assault prevention and peer education group on grounds, the Benjamin Franklin Literary & Debate Society, and Grace Christian Fellowship. When back home, Phil works in the Prince William County government, teaches music privately, and spends as much time as possible with his pup, Jolie.

 
  USG Of Media and Design   Ryan Ritzo is a third year Computer Science and Computer Engineering double major at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Ryan enters his seventh year of MUN, which includes being a chair for VAMUN XXXVII. When he is not busy with course work, he spends time to play video games, watch anime or drawing.

USG Of Media and Design

Ryan Ritzo is a third year Computer Science and Computer Engineering double major at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Ryan enters his seventh year of MUN, which includes being a chair for VAMUN XXXVII. When he is not busy with course work, he spends time to play video games, watch anime or drawing.