Doctors Without Borders (officially Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)) was founded on December 22, 1971. Since then it has expanded from its original staff of three hundred volunteers to an international network employing over thirty thousand aid workers. The stated goal of MSF is to provide assistance to populations of distress, "irrespective of race, religion, creed, or political convictions." MSF pledges to observe neutrality and impartiality in giving aid, in the name of universal medical ethics. This Board is charged with upholding these and other fundamental tenants of the MSF Charter in the face of varied global crises, whether that be natural disasters that leave millions without food and clean water, or armed conflicts that displace entire populations.

Chair
Victoria mckelvey

Crisis Director
roma chitko

  Victoria McKelvey is a second-year from Mechanicsville, Virginia. She has been involved with MUN since her junior year of high school, and with VAMUN since her first year at UVA. She intends to major in Political Philosophy, Policy, and Law and minor in French. Besides academics, she is also heavily involved with the University Democrats and writes for the Virginia Review of Politics. In her free time, she loves watching horror movies, running, eating grilled cheeses, and thinking about dogs.

Victoria McKelvey is a second-year from Mechanicsville, Virginia. She has been involved with MUN since her junior year of high school, and with VAMUN since her first year at UVA. She intends to major in Political Philosophy, Policy, and Law and minor in French. Besides academics, she is also heavily involved with the University Democrats and writes for the Virginia Review of Politics. In her free time, she loves watching horror movies, running, eating grilled cheeses, and thinking about dogs.

  Roma Chitko is a second year from Reston, VA who is planning on majoring in Global Development Studies with a minor in Spanish. She is not only involved in IRO as a chair or CD for conferences, she is also a researcher for the Global Inquirer - an international relations podcast that operates as a subset of IRO. Outside of IRO she can be found spending most of her time helping out in the Charlottesville community as a Fall 2018 pledge for Alpha Phi Omega. In her little remaining free time you can usually find her bingeing Modern Family (even though she has seen every episode at least five times), watching cheesy rom coms, or just chilling in her hammock on the Lawn. As a future GDS major, she is beyond excited see what creative solutions her delegates come up with to the problems facing Doctors Without Borders!

Roma Chitko is a second year from Reston, VA who is planning on majoring in Global Development Studies with a minor in Spanish. She is not only involved in IRO as a chair or CD for conferences, she is also a researcher for the Global Inquirer - an international relations podcast that operates as a subset of IRO. Outside of IRO she can be found spending most of her time helping out in the Charlottesville community as a Fall 2018 pledge for Alpha Phi Omega. In her little remaining free time you can usually find her bingeing Modern Family (even though she has seen every episode at least five times), watching cheesy rom coms, or just chilling in her hammock on the Lawn. As a future GDS major, she is beyond excited see what creative solutions her delegates come up with to the problems facing Doctors Without Borders!