Sehr Ali DadaDirector-General
Olivia LapinskyChief of Staff, Generalized
Olivia (she/her/hers) is a sophomore from Seattle, Washington majoring in Economics and minoring in Public Policy and Data Science. After competing in Mock Trial all throughout high school, she developed a love for debate and civic discourse that drew her to UCBMUN. Also passionate about nonprofit work, educational equity, and marketing, she lobbies for student rights via one-on-one casework and policy projects in Berkeley’s Student Advocate’s Office and serves on the marketing team for the Berkeley Economic Review. In her free time, she enjoys baking, trying new coffee shops with friends, watching mystery movies, and obsessing over Taylor Swift. She is so excited to help create an amazing conference experience for delegates at UCBMUN XXVIII!
Minyoung KimChief of Staff, Internal
Minyoung (he/him/his) is a sophomore from Southern California, majoring in political science. He joined UCBMUN in the Spring semester of his freshmen year to build upon his interests of international affairs and government - something he has come to realize makes up the more rewarding half of MUN. In his first year staffing, he plans to provide delegates with a conference they could be proud to compete in. Outside of UCBMUN he is involved within Phi Alpha Delta, UC Berkeley's premier pre-law fraternity, the ASUC judicial council, and the CSO program under UCPD. In his downtime he can be found discussing shows, movies, or why the Lakers will definitively win it all the next season. Minyoung looks forward to meeting delegates at what will be an exciting conference.
Gargee PiplaniChief of Staff, External
Gargee (she/her/hers) is a sophomore at UC Berkeley from San Ramon, California studying Computer Science, Data Science, and Business Administration. Her interest in MUN started in high school and her positive experiences in the activity led her to continue in college. Outside of UCBMUN, you can find Gargee watching Jeopardy!, running, and searching for the best cold brew around campus. Alongside the rest of secretariat, Gargee looks forward to helping organize a successful conference. Feel free to contact her at email@example.com if you have any questions or concerns.
Adinath LaneUSG of Specialized Crisis
Shahbano HaroonUSG of GA and Specialized Bodies
Shahbano is a sophomore from Karachi, Pakistan majoring in Political Science and Economics. Having participated in MUN throughout her highschool career, she developed a passion for international relations and debate, and looked forward to joining UCBMUN the moment she committed to Cal. In her free time, Shahbano can be found playing football on the glade, trying all the different flavors at Salt and Straw and searching for new gnocchi places in San Francisco (she truly seems to have an unhealthy obsession). Shahbano is extremely excited to see what delegates have in store for UCBMUN XXVIII, and hopes that everyone has as great a time participating as we did planning it!
Teeron HajebiUSG of Crisis
Teeron (he/him/his) is a sophomore from the Bay Area studying Computer Science while hoping to pick up minors in Math and Forestry. He has been participating in Model UN since his first year of high school and joined the club last spring as an outlet to escape the world of STEM. Outside of MUN, he teaches a class on the history of rock music, volunteers at the computing facility, races on the ski team, and climbs in the Berkeley hills. Teeron hopes every delegate has an enjoyable experience while at UCBMUN, both in and outside of committee.
Maanas ShahUSG of Crisis
Jackson Englar-CarlsonDirector of Business Relations
Drishti GuptaDirector of Finance
Drishti (she/her/hers) is a third year majoring in Data Science. She is originally from Fremont, California (about 40 minutes away from Cal). Drishti competed in parliamentary debate throughout high school, and chose to apply to UCBMUN to try out something new and have the experience of staffing and organizing a conference. Outside of UCBMUN, she is super passionate about expanding accessibility of debate and civic education. In her free time, you can probably find Drishti in front of the TV watching a cricket match (Go India!), or raving about Taylor Swift. Drishti is super excited to meet all of you at the conference, and can't wait for this to be the best UCBMUN yet!
Anousha AthreyaDirector of Technology & Operations
Milad BrownDirector of Technology & Systems Design
Milad is a sophomore from the Bay Area studying CS. He joined UCBMUN immediately after coming to Berkeley in Fall '22. His one true love is building cool things with tech. He can usually be found in the gym or the kitchen. If you find him at conference, ask him for skincare advice or anabolic recipes. He's looking forward to an amazing UCBMUN 2024!