Staff

Darren Chow

Darren Chow

Secretary General

secretarygeneral@ucbmun.org

Darren is a junior from sunny San Diego, California double majoring in Business Administration and English. He is passionate about improving access to judicial and financial assistance and hopes to attend law school after graduation. Darren joined MUN his freshman year to find driven, like-minded people—interested in challenging themselves and changing the world—and, wow, did he hit the jackpot. He has had the pleasure of being an ACD in the Ad-Hoc committee of the Secretary-General his freshman year and acted as the Chief of Staff External this past year. Darren is honored and humbled to serve as the Secretary-General for UCBMUN XXIV and can't wait to bring you the best conference San Francisco has seen to date!

Vassilisa Rubtsova

Vassilisa Rubtsova

Director General

directorgeneral@ucbmun.org

Vassie is a junior from Los Angeles, California double majoring in Environmental Economics and Policy and Applied Mathematics. She joined UCBMUN first semester of her freshman year and what she found was an incredible community of brilliant, supportive, and passionate individuals ready to engage in the most important and relevant conversations and debates. Outside of UCBMUN, she is active in UC Berkeley’s student government, a member of an environmental consulting club, and a stand-up comedy enthusiast. Vassie is incredibly honored to be the Director-General for UCBMUN XXIV and is excited to see the lively debate, power moves, and resolutions this amazing conference will bring.

Zack Schiffer

Zack Schiffer

Chief of Staff, External

cos-external@ucbmun.org

Zack is a sophomore from Orange County, California majoring in political science. His first MUN experience happened at UCLA’s MUNSI, where his counselors have now become his friends on the circuit (go figure?!). As a tenured member of UCBMUN, Zack has the pleasure of being your Chief of Staff External and hopes that conference is as enjoyable as it is enriching.

Josh Lewis

Josh Lewis

USG — GA/SB

usg-sbga@ucbmun.org

Josh is a sophomore originally from Pine Grove, California near Lake Tahoe, but is now a proud Berkeley resident (Go Bears!). He is majoring in Political Science, with a concentration in International Relations, and is double-minoring in Public Policy and City Planning. Josh cares deeply about advocacy and policy, and plans on pursuing a JD and MPP after he graduates. He has truly found his primary passion in MUN, and joining UCBMUN’s travel team freshman year introduced him to a group of friends that are as close as family. In the past, Josh served as ACD for the Ad-Hoc Committee of the Secretary General for UCBMUN XXIII, Coordinating CD for the JCC at BearMUN I, and a diplomacy fellow for Best Delegate’s high school summer MUN institute. He is so incredibly excited to work with and see some of the circuit’s best GA delegates, and help give them what will prove to be the best GA/SB experience in the Bay Area.

William Mullen

William Mullen

USG — JCC/Ad-Hoc

usg-jcc@ucbmun.org

William is a Junior from Virginia studying Computer Science and is delighted to be your Under-Secretary General of JCC/Ad-Hoc! William loves discussing the intersection of technology and policy as he sees it as one of the most critical areas of development for any political body. William started MUN in high school and has continued participating since then, most recently as the USG of Crisis for UCBMUN XXIII. When not debating, you can find him on the climbing wall or in a theater sound designing a musical. He does classwork sometimes too. He hopes you enjoy San Francisco and have an amazing time at UCBMUN XXIV!

Pranav Mallampalli

Pranav Mallampalli

USG — Crisis

usg-crisis@ucbmun.org

Pranav is a sophomore and originally from New Jersey, but is now a proud Berkeley Bear. Pranav is an intended Data Science and Political Science double major with his Data Science emphasis being in Robotics and his political science concentration intended to be in international relations. Having done Model UN in high school, having a particular love of debate and politics, Pranav chose to apply to UCBMUN out of many clubs on Cal’s campus. One of the reasons he eventually joined the organization was his belief that the members of the club made him feel right at home and shared a diverse range of opinions that he could learn from throughout his collegiate career. Outside of UCBMUN, Pranav is part of the Student Advocate’s Office on campus. In his free time, he loves to go to the gym, read, and watch reddit videos to kill time. Pranav is excited to welcome all participating delegates to the beautiful bay area and make conference as amazing as possible.

Ali Hasan

Ali Hasan

USG — Crisis

usg-crisis@ucbmun.org

Ali Hasan is a second-year from Indiana studying political science and sociology. This is his second year as a part of UCBMUN which he joined because of his love for international relations and crisis committees. As a part of UCBMUN XXIII, Ali assisted as part of the crisis staff for the Republican National Committee, 2015. When not studying, Ali enjoys napping and using The Cash App instead of Venmo. He is very excited to help facilitate the crisis committees for UCBMUN XXIV and hopes everyone has a great time this spring!

Rithika Neti

Rithika Neti

Chief of Staff, Internal

cos-internal@ucbmun.org

Rithika is a sophomore from beautiful Boston, Massachusetts studying Data Science and Economics. She hopes to intersect these fields to better recognize and tackle societal problems and has plans to go to law school in the future. Rithika joined MUN her freshman year to find passionate, challenge-oriented people and gain more knowledge in the realm of international relations. She is incredibly excited to serve as Chief of Staff Internal for UCBMUN XXIV and hopes that conference is filled with creative and important debate.

Gamin Kim

Gamin Kim

Chief of Staff, Internal

cos-internal@ucbmun.org

Gamin is a sophomore from Hollywood, California who intends to major in Political Science and minor in Public Policy. Planning to attend law school after completing her undergraduate years at Berkeley, she hopes to utilize her academic learning to help better legal and health resources for immigrants in the Bay Area and become more involved in unconventional channels to government and politics. Living within the metropolis of Los Angeles, Gamin loves to hike up to the Griffith Observatory every now and then, but she also enjoys cooking, traveling, and listening to podcasts. Ever since she joined the college Model UN circuit her freshman year fall semester, it has been challenging but even more exciting to befriend other politically-minded individuals and debate complex issues current legislators have struggled to find common ground on. As a Vice Chair during the previous UCBMUN conference, Gamin hopes to consolidate what she’s learned so far during her MUN journey to be a supportive, helpful, and dependable Chief of Staff Internal this UCBMUN XXIV!

Reetu Manchem

Reetu Manchem

Director of Programming

programming@ucbmun.org

Reetu is a sophomore from Richmond, Virginia majoring in Cognitive Science and Molecular and Cell Biology. She has done MUN since middle school and this will be her third time that she will be secretariat for a conference. Having done both GA and crisis, Reetu looks forward to all the challenging committees this year. You can find her drawing or debating with the person next to her. She looks forward to making new friendships and getting more involved in the college MUN circuit.

Sean Vernon

Sean Vernon

Director of Technology

technology@ucbmun.org

Sean is a senior from Hillsborough, California studying Computer Science. UCBMUN XXIV will be his fourth (and final!) UCBMUN, and he is proud to have served in a litany of roles over the years, working his way up from ACD to CD to USG before finally getting to do something actually related to his major as Director of Technology. Additionally, Sean is the Crisis Director for Death of a Naturalist, and previously CD’d Airbnb, also known as “the best crisis committee on the circuit in the last four years”. Besides MUN, he splits his time between his couch, Berkeley’s various coffee shops, and the Open Computing Facility on campus.

Phanisri Tummala

Phanisri Tummala

Director of Business Relations

businessrelations@ucbmun.org

Phanisri Tummala is a sophomore who is studying Molecular and Cell Biology with an emphasis in Biochemistry. She joined UCBMUN because she absolutely loves debate and the rush of thinking on her feet, especially when it’s about the wide array of interesting topics in MUN! She also believes that it’s important, not more than ever, to stay involved in the major world issues of today. A fun fact about Phanisri is that she really enjoys listening to old Taylor Swift songs and watching Disney movies over and over again because, honestly, they never get old.