Spencer is a fourth year student at Harvard College studying Economics, with a secondary in European History, Society, and Politics. Hailing from Southern California, Spencer found a second home on the East Coast when he began college and now loves exploring cities around the world. A veteran of Model United Nations, Spencer has served as Under-Secretary-General of Administration for Harvard WorldMUN 2017 in Montréal and Harvard National Model United Nations Latin America 2018 in Lima. Furthermore, he served as the Head Delegate of Harvard's delegation and has competed extensively in a number of Model UN conferences. Outside of MUN, Spencer loves to travel (often on his own), venture into the outdoors, and relax with friends. Spencer could not be more excited to be serving as the Secretary-General and looks forward to meeting all of the delegates in Madrid next March!
Esteban is a third-year student at Harvard studying philosophy with aspirations of becoming of a lawyer. Esteban is from South Texas and grew up on the Mexican-American border where he developed an appreciation for the study of international relations. At WorldMUN 2018 in Panama City, Esteban chaired the Organization of American States. He has also chaired committees at Harvard National Model United Nations, served as Under-Secretary General at Harvard’s high school conference, and travels to compete with Harvard’s competitive team. Esteban writes and serves as copy editor for the Harvard International Review and referee’s intramural sports. He looks forward to making WorldMUN 2019 an amazing experience for delegates and cannot wait to see everyone in Madrid this spring.
Gabrielle is a sophomore at Harvard College studying Social Studies with a focus in environmental justice. Gabby grew up in a village of 300 people in rural Northern Michigan and loves being able to see the stars when she returns home. She has served as an Assistant Director at both Harvard Model United Nations and Harvard National Model United Nations, and will direct the United Nations Environment Programme at HNMUN 2019. Outside of Model UN, Gabby devotes probably too much time to maintaining her Instagram aesthetic, filming videos for her YouTube channel, and sampling the various food offerings of Cambridge and Boston. Gabby is so excited to be serving as the Under-Secretary-General for Delegate and Faculty Relations at this year's conference, and can't wait to meet you all in March!
Manav is a fourth-year (gasp!) student at Harvard pursuing a degree in Statistics and Computer Science. Originally from the suburbs of Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love, Manav joined WorldMUN as the NATO Chair in Montreal before becoming USG ECOSOC&RB in Panama City. He could not be more excited to serve the delegates and staff as Director-General in Madrid! He will work hard to ensure that attendees of WorldMUN 2019 have a substantively engaging, culturally stimulating, and socially vibrant experience. Manav is involved with dance at Harvard, choreographing for the South Asian show Ghungroo and performing in the hip-hop company. He is also a Director of Senior Investment Research for the Harvard Financial Analysts Club and a Sports Editor for the daily newspaper. In his free time, Manav is an avid sports fan, traveler, and music listener.
Nada is a third-year student at Harvard College studying sociology, with a special interest in the intersection of medicine and sociology—specifically wishing to study how social determinants of health create and maintain health disparities in the United States. Nada grew up in Fargo, North Dakota, a bastion of the Midwest and the word 'bag,' but her family is originally from the north of Egypt. She is very proud of her Midwestern, Egyptian, and Muslim roots; and is excited to interact with different cities and cultures throughout WorldMUN. At a WorldMUN 2018 in Panama City, Nada chaired the Suez Crisis 1956 crisis committee. Outside of Model UN, Nada loves to write, sing, and read. She is beyond excited to meet you all in Madrid as Under-Secretary-General for Crisis and Historical Committees, and cannot wait to provide her delegates an exciting, rewarding experience!
Youmna is a second-year student at Harvard studying Government, with a focus on human rights and international relations. Youmna grew up in Paris, and loves going to museums, trying hole-in-the-wall restaurants and exploring the city. Youmna has previously directed at Harvard Model United Nations and Harvard National Model United Nations, and competed on Harvard’s Intercollegiate Model UN team. Outside of Model UN, Youmna is passionate about learning different languages and discovering other cultures, playing and listening to music, and art, though she can’t draw to save her life. Youmna is counting the days till conference and could not be more excited to see you all in Madrid!
Anirudh is a junior at Harvard studying Mathematics and Computer Science. Hailing from the great state of Texas, Ani has had a bevy of experiences that have inspired his interest in international diplomacy and policy; his year in Malaysia representing the U.S. State Department and his work with international exchange students have drawn Ani to the WorldMUN scene as a natural extension to his passions of intercultural learning and diplomacy. When he’s not busy considering such deep geopolitical questions as which national team he should pick next in FIFA, Ani enjoys playing and watching basketball and soccer, spending hours on Wikipedia and TripAdvisor vicariously fulfilling his intense wanderlust, and whistling along to his Spotify playlists. Ani chaired SPECPOL at WorldMUN 2018 in Panama City and is pumped to serve as Under-Secretary-General of the General Assembly in Madrid!
Jacqueline is a second-year student at Harvard College. Jacqueline grew up in Denver, Colorado, but spends a lot of time in Massachusetts where her family is from. She loves exploring and traveling to new places around the world. She is passionate about law, math, and social justice. During her free time, Jacqueline loves spending time with friends, listening to new types of music, and hiking. At Harvard, she writes for the school's daily newspaper, The Harvard Crimson, as well as volunteering as a tutor for first graders at a local school. This is her first year on the WorldMUN team and is extremely excited to serve as Under-Secretary-General for Administration for this year's conference. She cannot wait to meet everyone in Madrid this March!
Te is a second-year student at Harvard studying in the Philosophy and Visual and Environmental Sciences Departments, with a particular interest in African-American Studies. Although she was born in Boston, Massachusetts, she is proudly Chinese-Armenian American with immigrated family from Hong Kong and Iran. Traditionally a mixed-media painter, she has diversified her artistic interest in college, working for an Arts and Literary Magazine (The Harvard Advocate); doing clothing design; and making album covers, book covers, and posters for student organizations. Aside from graphic design, Te loves playing tennis, mountain biking, EDM music, and journalistic writing. This will be Te's first college Model UN conference and she is so excited to be jointing the WorldMUN family in Madrid!
Alba is currently a 5th year student at Universidad Carlos III of Madrid, pursuing a Dual Bachelor Degree in Law and Political Science. While Alba was born in Ferrol, a Galician city, she was raised between Buenos Aires and Bucharest until she moved to Madrid for university. She became Secretary-General of UC3MUN in 2015, and continues to act as Chair of crisis committees to this day. She competed at WorldMUN 2016 in Rome and later served as an Assistant Chair in 2017 in Montreal. Her international and nomadic upbringing has shaped her into becoming a restless traveler and to feel at home there where different cultures meet, taking her to spend a semester abroad in Paris and to work since 2014 at a Youth Leadership Program in New York. Outside of MUN, Alba has a special interest in conflict resolution and peace and security. Having interned at the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Spanish Ministry of the Presidency, she wishes to pursue a career in diplomacy. In her daily life, she loves everything related to twentieth century Art and Design, learning languages, playing trivia with her friends, and watching films and writing critiques. Alba could not be more honored to be President of the Host Team of WorldMUN 2019 and is extremely excited to see you in Madrid next March!
Alvaro is a graduating bachelor student of Economics and International Relations at Rey Juan Carlos University, soon pursuing a Master’s Degree in International Finance at IEB Madrid, where he was born and raised. He first participated in WorldMUN 2014 in Brussels as a delegate to later participate in WorldMUN 2016 in Rome as a delegate and Head of his own Delegation; it was there where he became committed to bringing the Olympics of MUN to his home city. With a vast experience in national and international conferences, having served as Chair in numerous simulations, he has also been a recurrent member of the Secretariat of URJCmun, acting as its Secretary General in 2017. Alvaro loves spreading the MUN spirit everywhere, considering it the most relevant experience of his student life, through which he has grown as a person and a professional. Outside of MUN, Alvaro enjoys practicing sports daily with his friends and living a healthy lifestyle, to compensate for the stressful city life. Alvaro is truly excited to welcome you in Madrid and looks forward to serving as Managing-Director and Finance Director to ensure the best delegate experience for all of you!
Ana is currently in her 5th year of study for a Dual Bachelor Degree in Law and Political Science at Carlos III University of Madrid. Born in Havana and raised in Santo Domingo, she started her journey in Model UN in 2006, in the International Conference of the Americas (CILA), and every year, since then, she has continued to take part in both the internal and open Model UNs that were offered in the city’s various institutions. As a student of Madrid’s Carlos III, she has been active both as a delegate and as a chair in UC3MUN and SYMUN. Outside of her studies, Ana enjoys experimental cooking, going for long walks in new places and binge watching documentaries. Ana is excited to be part of this amazing team as Director of Administration and for Assistant Chairs and, is looking forward to seeing you all in Madrid this coming March.
Fernando is a fifth year student of the Double Degree in Law and Political Science at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Fernando was born in Madrid, but he spent great part of his childhood in Munich before moving back to Spain. Ever since he began his studies, he has shown special interest in international relations and international Law, but has always been passionate about history of country’s bilateral relations. After taking part in his first MUN in 2014 and being awarded for his performance as a delegate in several conferences, he has also been chair and member of the secretariat in models such as UC3MUN, SYMUN or VLCMUN. In general, he thinks that MUNs represent an excellent academic opportunity to get to experience first-hand the world of diplomatic relations and international affairs. MUNs aside, Fernando loves to practise boxing and is also passionate about football and all kinds of music, but especially indie rock. For him, it is an extraordinary honour to be part of the WorldMUN 2019 team, acting as Deputy Director of Corporate and Institutional Relations.
Borja was born in Vigo, Galicia, and moved to Madrid to pursue a degree in Marketing and Business Administration at Camilo Jose Cela University where he is currently a senior student. What he enjoys the most about MUNing outside Spain is the chance of making new friends and learning from the different styles of conference organization around the world. For the last two years, he has been part of the Secretariat of Madrid International Model United Nations and, will be serving as Secretary General in its 2018 edition in October. He is especially interested in negotiation, strategy and conflict resolution, both in relation to private business and international affairs. Outside of MUNs he is a passionate gamer - to the point of using the theme of the impact of video games in the electronic industry as his Marketing thesis – but also loves long walks in Madrid and going out with his friends. He is very excited to serve as Deputy Fundraise and meet everybody in Madrid!
Born in Caracas, Venezuela, where she grew up and lived until the age of 22 years, Andrea began her journey in Model UN when she was 14 years old. She has been Faculty Advisor during high-school and Assistant Chair in the Venezuelan Model United Nations, to later participate in the Latin-American Model United Nations, representing the Universidad Central de Venezuela in Bogota, Colombia. In 2015, after moving to Madrid to continue her studies in Political Science at Universidad Complutense of Madrid, she continued with her passion and became President of the UCM MUN association in 2017. Among the many simulations she has attended, she was a delegate at DISEC at WorldMUN 2016 in Rome. Outside of MUN, Andrea loves spending her free time reading a good book under the sun – preferably at the beach. As Director of Logistics of the Host Team of WorldMUN 2019, she is delighted to see you all in Madrid next March.
Álvaro is a student at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, pursuing a studying Law and Political Science Double BA, with a special interest in political philosophy, electoral behavior and contract law. Álvaro was born in the Canary Islands, developing from an early age a passion for surfing and everything beach-related. In the past, he has served as member of the Organization and Logistics’ Team for UC3MUN and SYMUN in Madrid, after having participated as an awarded delegate in numerous conferences. Outside of MUN, Álvaro is a huge football fan; he is also extremely interested in music and cinema. Álvaro could not be more grateful to be serving as Deputy Director of Volunteers for this year's conference, and cannot wait for WorldMUN to start!
Guillermo studies a Dual bachelor’s degree in Law and Political Science at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Guillermo grew up between Madrid and Lincoln, a small city in the United Kingdom, and loves travelling around Europe, especially to Austria, which he feel as his “second home”. His interest in Model United Nations began in 2013, when he was awarded one of the scholarships to partake in the UNA-USA Global Classrooms MUN that takes place on the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Since then, Guillermo has participated in numerous Model UN conferences at national and international level, and has also served as the USG Communications in his university’s Model UN, AUMUN, for the last two years. Apart from MUN, Guillermo loves architecture, photography and painting, but has recently become passionate in cooking and filmmaking, and he cannot wait to see you all in Madrid!
Ignacio is currently a Strategy Consultant at KPMG. Throughout his four years of university life, he has been an active munner, Ignacio has been President of UAMIMUN and is one of the founders of AUMUN- his university’s own simulation. With an extensive experience in MUNs all over the world, from Melbourne to Sarajevo, and a deep interest in teaching and education, Ignacio is extremely glad to be part of this project, which aims to bring a unique experience to the participants in WorldMUN 2019. When Ignacio is not working or thinking about MUN, he loves to play tennis, read, travel and play video-games, especially FIFA.
Trajan is a Spanish-American student of a Dual Bachelor Degree in Law and Political Science at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. A true world traveler and social activist, he has participated in numerous volunteering and cooperation projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America. In his MUN career, Trajan has been President of his university´s MUN society - UAMIMUN -, served as a Chair at conferences such as London International Model United Nations and Catalonia Model United Nations and currently works at mymun; he attended Harvard WorldMUN Rome in 2016. Outside of MUN, Trajan enjoys writing and reading all sorts of books and magazines. As Director of Corporate and Institutional Relations, he cannot wait to welcome you all in Madrid next March!
Isabel is a 2nd year bachelor student at Universidad Complutense of Madrid in Sociology, International Relations and Cooperation Development. Isabel started her MUN career back in high-school, having participated in more than 10 MUNs, including the Global Classroom’s MUN at New York. She has been a Secretariat member and served as Chair at her university’s MUN, COMPIMUN, and at the Amsterdam University College’s MUN. Outside of the MUN world, Isabel is an English and Spanish language teacher and a babysitter. She has also been belly-dancing for 10 years and is an avid fan of Stephen King’s novels. Isabel could not feel happier to serve as Director of Services for this year’s conference and can’t wait to make the participants have the best time at Madrid this March!
Marcos is a 3rd year bachelor student in International Relations at Rey Juan Carlos University Having grown up in Madrid, he soon became curious about travelling, and does not miss the chance to go abroad and explore new places and cultures. So far during his university studies, he has participated as a delegate in a handful of Model United Nations both nationally and abroad; in addition to this, he has served as Chair in some of the most important MUNs in Spain. Marcos has also been part of URJCMUN’s Secretariat as USG for Coordination, and is an active member of the Social Sciences and Legal Studies Association ADHUE. Besides simulations, he enjoys attending debating tournaments all around Spain to improve his public speaking and rhetoric skills. As Deputy Director of Logistics, he cannot wait for WorldMUN 2019!
Sofia is a second year BA student of Political Sciences at Universidad Complutense de Madrid. She has always been passionate about politics and international affairs, finally finding her place in 2016 by joining UCM MUN. Ever since, she has participated in different ways, from volunteering and to acting as translator at different international events, to attending different MUNs as delegate, obtaining several awards. At the moment, she is the treasurer at UCM MUN and Secretary General of COMPIMUN 2018, her university’s Model. She is also involved in her university’s political life, being a student’s representative at Department’s Council of her Faculty. On a more general note, she enjoys to go for a run after a long day, cooking some good food (while listening to folk) and watching French cinema. Sofia is thrilled to be Deputy Director of Volunteers at WORLDMUN 2019 and to welcome people from around the world in the beautiful city of Madrid.
Iñigo is a BA student in Advertising and Public Relations at Rey Juan Carlos University. He is currently President of the Creativity & Business Association and he takes part in university politics as a student’s representative. Iñigo has previous experience at organizing events, especially night and club events, as he has been working in several clubs in Madrid as public relations and has grown up a network in the field. His hobbies, beyond his job, are music, go trekking and travel to experience different culture and learn from them. He is convinced his experience as Director of Social Events will certainly be one of the most significant experiences of his university life. He looks forward to work hard to make WorldMUN 2019’s socials unforgettable!
Celia is an International Relations bachelor student at Rey Juan Carlos University, who is passionate about defence and security, with a special focus on armed conflicts. Born and raised in Madrid, she is a restless, ambitious person, always looking for new adventures. Celia is the Vice President of the MUN student association ADHUE, where she serves as faculty advisor and coach for the delegations representing her university in national and international MUNs, while also serving in the Office of Finance of URJCmun 2019. Alongside MUNs, travelling and getting to know different cultures is her true passion, not missing the chance to pack her things and take the last minute flight. She is extremely pleased to serve as Deputy Accountant and to get the chance to meet you all in Madrid next March!
Bea is a 3rd year Law BA student at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Born and raised in Galicia, Bea discovered her passion for international relations and geopolitics when she participated at her high-school's MUN. After moving to Madrid for university, she intensified her commitment and interest in MUNs, participating in numerous national and international conferences both as an awarded delegate and Chair. She has also been elected as Vice-president and President of UAMIMUN – her univeristy’s MUN Society- between 2017 and 2018, where she also served as AUMUN’s USG of Logistics and Deputy Secretary General of her University's MUN society, USG of Logistics and Deputy Secretary General; this year she will be SarajevoMUN’s Secretary General. When she is not busy participating or organizing any MUN, you can easily find Bea reading, enjoying Galicia's seaside or clubbing with friends. As Deputy Director of Logistics, she looks forward to contributing to making next year’s WorldMUN the most memorable to date!
Iván is currently studying Protocol, Event Management and Corporate Communication at Rey Juan Carlos University. His is deeply passionate about what he does best – organizing events – but has also studied a BA in Tourism and Marketing in the past. His first experience as a Model United Nations organizer started three years ago as Head of the Staff Office of URJC. His commitment to his field of studies and great ability for team management motivated him to found the Association of Students for Protocol and Event Organization, managing to participate and collaborating at the organization of large events of public institutions such as Madrid World Pride 2018. On a more general note, Ivan is a gastronomy lover, a passionate cook and a restless traveler. As Director of Volunteers, he I cannot wait to live this experience and make this year’s Worldmun in something to remember!
Andrea H. Véliz was born in Mexico and raised in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. She came to Madrid to study the Double Degree of Journalism and Audiovisual Communication at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, where she had her first contact with the MUN world. Andrea worked two years as press manager for the UC3MUN. She also was an activist for the Amnesty International group at the UC3M, and helped with the creation of the campus’ first newspaper. After finishing her studies Andrea started working as a TV production assistant for several TV shows, as well as help managing the communications for a rallies team. Her hobbies include reading, cinema and religiously following the MotoGP Championship. Andrea is delighted with the opportunity of serving as Director of Communications and hopes you feel Madrid like a home.
Manuel is a senior student in Law and Political Science at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, having grown up in a small Castilian village near Segovia, he has also lived in Barcelona and Madrid to enrich his studies. His commitment to social development moved him to volunteer with the Red Cross as an International Volunteer in Morocco, something that he wishes to do again in the close future. His participation as a delegate in MUNs has granted his the chance to be awarded in conferences in Spain and Russia, while his role as organizer in different MUNs - such as SYMUN or UC3MUN has taugh him a lot about team work and organizational skills. Manuel has a deep interest in multiculturalism and globalization, and enjoys spending time and having fun in international environments. He is delighted to serve as Deputy Director of Social Events and hopes to see you all in Madrid next March!