Ruhee is a junior double-majoring in Public Health & Economics, and has always had a raging investment in international politics. She joined UCBMUN her first semester of college and hasn’t looked back since. She staffed the Legal committee her first year and was on the secretariat her second year as Chief of Staff, External. Outside of UCBMUN, Ruhee is passionate about health policy and currently works for Kaiser Permanente in Oakland. As secretary-general this year, she is thrilled to have the opportunity to make UCBMUN one of the best conference experiences for all the delegates present and hopes that this conference will be stimulating and successful!
Shasun is a senior from Los Angeles studying Political Economy and City and Regional Planning. He is interested in city planning, public policy, and developmental economics. Joining his freshman year, Shasun has found his second family at UCBMUN and has had the pleasure as serving as a Crisis Director and Under-Secretary-General his previous years. This year, Shasun is excited to be Director-General and to host UCBMUN XXIII.
Chief of Staff, External
Darren Chow is a sophomore from beautiful San Diego, California, majoring in Business Administration and English. While having no prior experience with MUN, Darren joined UCBMUN because he wanted to become more knowledgeable about global affairs and improve his policy-making and debate skills. Through his first year at Cal, UCBMUN has been his most important experience; he discovered a family of intelligent, passionate, driven students, willing to spend their precious free time to debate and discuss real change. This year, Darren is thrilled to be the Chief of Staff, External for UCBMUN XXIII. He hopes to make conference run smoothly and enjoyably, while providing a space for all who attend to grow.
USG — GA/SB
Anya is a junior from Mission Viejo, California pursuing a double-major in Political Science and English, as well as a minor in Digital Journalism. She walked into her first MUN committee back when Barack was President and Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know" topped the Billboard Hot 100. Since, then, she's fallen in love with UCBMUN and has developed a familiarity and appreciation for both GA/SB and Crisis committees. Anya is over the moon to be serving as your USG of GA/SB, and she hopes that the hard work of our staff will make UCBMUN XXIII a conference to remember.
Mary Grace Lewis
USG — JCC/Ad-Hoc
Mary Grace is a second year from Burbank, California studying English and History. She interned at an LGBT publication last summer and is extremely passionate about social issues in general, with a specific interest in women and LGBT issues. She hopes to go into publishing and to continue to write on a regular basis. She served as an ACD on Ad-Hoc the previous year, and finds this year's committee fascinating and exciting. Mary Grace has found her home in Model UN and considers her fellow delegates family first and foremost, and colleagues second.
USG — Crisis
William is a second year from Great Falls, Virginia studying computer science. He has been competing in MUN for five years now, and is overjoyed to be a USG of Crisis at UCBMUN XXIII. William is interested in cybersecurity and the intersection of technology and public policy. He wanted to join the Model UN club at Berkeley so that he could gain more insights not only on technology's affect on policy, but also on a myriad of other topics. He hopes everyone enjoys the crisis committees, and is able to engage in fun and meaningful debate!
USG — Crisis
Sean is a junior studying Computer Science and Environmental Economics. He has previously served as Crisis Director for the Airbnb committee at UCBMUN XXII and Assistant Crisis Director for the Teutonic Order committee at UCBMUN XXI. Sean joined the club on a whim freshman year and has since traveled across the country competing at conferences, and is looking forward to being more involved in the backstage of Berkeley's annual conference. He has no idea what he wants to do after graduation, so if you have any ideas, feel free to let him know.
Chief of Staff, Internal
Dohee is a third year from Redlands, California studying Sociology and Gender and Women's Studies in preparation for law school. She's been involved with UCBMUN since freshmen year and has continued to cultivate her passion for public speaking, debate, and advocacy by working with the YWCA Berkeley/Oakland and Berkeley City Council. Last year, she enjoyed staffing as an Under-Secretary General for Crisis, and she is excited to join Secretariat this year as Chief of Staff, Internal. MUN has always been a fun challenge, and she hopes that UCBMUN serves as a space for competitors to go outside of their comfort zone, learn, and meet new people.
Chief of Staff, Internal
Vassilisa is a second year from Los Angeles, studying Environmental Economics and Policy and Political Economy. She is interested in sustainable development and renewable energy. She applied to UCBMUN on a whim and is incredibly happy that she made the decision to apply her first semester at Cal. UCBMUN has become a huge part of her life and it is through this club that she has made some of her closest friends. This year, Vassilisa is excited to be Chief of Staff Internal for UCBMUN XXIII and hopes to make it UCBMUN’s best conference yet!
Director of Branding
Kenny is a third year from Los Angeles, California. He is currently studying Peace and Conflict Studies and Political Economy. Growing up in China, Korea, and Thailand for half of his life, he has developed a love for international relations and issues. After coming to Berkeley, he found an amazing family in UCBMUN and has learned so much from his fellow members. As this year's Director of Branding, he is passionate to use his past experiences as an ACD and VC to help make the upcoming UCBMUN conference an enjoyable and challenging experience.
Director of Programming
Meera is a third year from Los Angeles, California studying Molecular Cellular Biology. She has a strong passion for the field of medicine and hopes to be a doctor or a professor in the future. She joined Model UN her sophomore year and is excited to serve you as Director of Programming for UCBMUN XXIII.
Director of Technology
Parth is a second year from Poway, California majoring in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and minoring in Public Policy. Parth joined UCBMUN as a Freshman and staffed UCBMUN XXII as an ACD in the Airbnb committee. Parth looks forward to facilitating everyone reading this bio as Director of Technology for UCBMUN XXIII.
Director of Business Relations
Varsha is a third year pursuing Data Science with a concentration in Business Analytics. She is from Irvine, California and has been involved in Model UN since her sophomore year. She is grateful for the invaluable skills and experiences the club has given her this past year and is excited to serve as Director of Business Relations. Outside of Model UN, Varsha loves brunching, exploring new places, and reviewing movies.