Harsh Kumbhat


Harsh Kumbhat (he/him/his) is a third year at Cal, studying film, data science, and creative writing! Harsh is an international student, hailing from Kolkata, India, and wholeheartedly believes that no other city comes close to his hometown. He joined UCBMUN his freshman year, and has been in love with the club ever since, being involved both as a competitive delegate and an USG prior to his current position of Secretary-General. Outside of the club, Harsh spends his time writing and making his own films, playing football (he insists it’s not called soccer), and reading every book he can get his hands on. Harsh is honored to serve as Secretary-General, and is extremely excited to make UCBMUN an unforgettable experience!

Sehr Ali Dada


Sehr (she/her/hers) is a junior from Lahore, Pakistan, majoring in Political Science and double minoring in Comparative Literature and Environmental Policy, Management, and Sciences. Besides UCBMUN, she spends most of her time (over)analyzing Succession or jamming to Pink Floyd — that is — if she is not on her nth cup of coffee at the cafe. Sehr has also grown up supporting Scuderia Ferrari and FC Barcelona, which led her to marketing for Cal Athletics over the last year. She joined UCBMUN during her freshman year and has thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to be a competitive delegate since and as Chief of Staff last year. Sehr is extremely honored to serve as the Director General for UCBMUN XXVIII and hopes that everyone has as great a time as we did planning it!

Supriya Sharma


Priya (she/her/hers) is a fourth-year at Cal, majoring in Political Economy and minoring in Public Policy. She is originally from Brewster, New York, and makes sure to never let anyone forget that she hails from the East Coast. Priya joined UCBMUN as soon as she came to Berkeley, in Fall 2020, and has loved it ever since. She joined primarily as a competitive delegate, but finds a sincere love in balancing both conference and competition, and previously served as the Secretary-General of UCBMUN XXVII in 2023. UCBMUN has allowed her to find a community of incredible and hardworking individuals, and she is endlessly grateful for the organization and every person she has had the opportunity to meet through MUN. Outside of UCBMUN, Priya is involved in Greek Life at Cal, the ASUC, and non-profit work regarding voting equality, international affairs, and tech policy. In her free time, she enjoys hiking Berkeley's many trails, cooking, and spending time with friends. She is super excited to see what is in store for this year’s UCBMUN and knows it will be the best one yet!

Olivia Lapinsky

Chief 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 Kim

Chief 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 Piplani

Chief 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 if you have any questions or concerns.

Adinath Lane

USG of Specialized Crisis
Adi (he/him/his) is a sophomore majoring in Public Health and Molecular & Cell Biology! Born in Delhi but raised in Palo Alto, Adi loves the diversity present in everything the Bay Area has to offer. Adi joined MUN in his freshman year in an effort to explore new activities at Berkeley, and loved his time as a staffer on the Goa Inquisition committee at last year’s conference. His comfort music oscillates between 80s rock and 2000s Bollywood, but feel free to offer him your recommendations if you spot him! In his free time, Adi likes to hike the Bay’s many beautiful trails, volunteer at a local elementary school, and keep his inner dinosaur kid alive by admiring Berkeley’s T. Rex fossil exhibit. He can’t wait to be your USG at an amazing UCBMUN XXVIII!

Shahbano Haroon

USG 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 Hajebi

USG 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 Shah

USG of Crisis
Maanas (he/him/his) is a second-year from Pleasanton, California majoring in Computer Science with minors in Physics and Data Science. This is his 9th year in MUN, having competed at conferences since 6th grade, and over the years it has grown to be one of his most favorite passions and he's glad to have the chance to continue his journey with his friends in UCBMUN! Outside of MUN, Maanas loves both playing and designing board games and video games; from quick 30 minute party games to massive day-long strategy marathons, he'll take any chance he can get to wrangle his friends into his latest unwise financial decision. Feel free to email Maanas at if want to share anything gaming related, from having an interest in game design principles, to just being interested in some recommendations, or simply just to have a chat!

Jackson Englar-Carlson

Director of Business Relations
Jackson (he/him/his) is a sophomore double majoring in political science and public health with a minor in public policy. He's originally from Huntington Beach, California, and this is his 6th year in MUN, having started in high school. Jackson is a crisis delegate at heart, and loves anything sci-fi or anything contemporary. While he loves UCBMUN, he does have a life outside of it, usually practicing taekwondo, working for the government in some capacity, and exploring the Bay! He's excited for everyone to have a fantastic conference!

Drishti Gupta

Director 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 Athreya

Director of Technology & Operations
Anousha (she/her/hers) is a sophomore pursuing Electrical Engineering and Computer Science with minors in Data Science and Public Policy. Within her field of study, she is passionate about researching brain health and electrotechnology, learning about better ways to visualize and map the brain. She joined MUN her freshman year after competing in speech and debate in high school to learn more about international relations and security studies. In her free time, you can find her listening to the Arctic Monkeys, rewatching Community or Psych for the umpteenth time, or exploring new libraries. Anousha is extremely excited for UCBMUN XXVIII and looks forward to an amazing conference experience!

Milad Brown

Director 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!