Chair Co-Crisis Director Co-Crisis Director Maggie servais jake barber wendy wang
Maggie is a fourth-year student from Morristown, New Jersey. She is majoring in Foreign Affairs and minoring in Spanish, as well as earning her Accelerated Master’s degree in Public Policy from the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy. Maggie has served as Chair, Vice Chair, and Assistant Crisis Director for VAMUN, as well as Chair and Vice Chair for our collegiate conference, VICS. Outside of Model UN, Maggie was a reporter for and served as news editor of the UVA student-run newspaper, The Cavalier Daily. Last year, Maggie studied abroad in Valencia, Spain. She loves getting into political debates and seeking solutions to modern policy problems as well as pretending those problems don’t exist by watching Game of Thrones. Maggie loves to travel, spend time with friends, and to listen to music.
Jake is a graduate student from South Riding, Virginia. After graduating from UVA in May with his Bachelor of Arts in Foreign Affairs and a Minor in German, he returned to complete the second year of his Master of Public Policy degree at the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy. His policy interests include sustainability, agriculture, and renewable energy. Jake's first experience with Model UN was as a staffer for VICS XXII during his first semester at UVA. After falling in love with the Crisis Room, he continued on to become an Assistant Crisis Director for VAMUN XXXVII, and then a Crisis Director for VAMUN XXXVIII and VICS XXIII and XXIV. In his free time, he enjoys discussing ethics and the philosophy of art, trying out new recipes, and wasting time on Reddit.
Xiaowen Wang is a third year in McIntire School of Commerce who's ambitiously trying to finish a medical track requirement at the same time. Coffee, mysteries and books are a staple pastime, not that there's much of it. She has been involved in Model UN from high school to college, and found her true form tossing crises and acting out assassinations. She's really excited about being CD for VAMUN and hope you'd enjoy it just as much!