Anirudh Suresh  Secretary-General

Anirudh Suresh
Secretary-General

Year: Fourth-year (senior)
Hometown: Houston, deep in the heart of Texas
Concentration: Math & Computer Science
Favorite book: Midnight’s Children
Biggest fear: frogs
Why WorldMUN? I joined WorldMUN freshman year as a green youth in the titanic world of college Model United Nations mostly owing to my interest in facilitating intercultural learning and interaction. Two years later, I can proudly attribute my increased commitment to this conference and its mission to the immense impact that I’ve seen WorldMUN have on its delegates, host community, and staff. WorldMUN is truly one-of-a-kind as an educational and intercultural experience, and I can’t wait for conference in March 2020!
Past WorldMUN highlight: Getting to personally connect with delegates in committee sessions 6 in Panama and Madrid
Do you have a favorite WorldMUN idiom or saying? For sharks

 

Bushra Hamid
USG for the Economic and Social Council & Regional Bodies

Year: Upcoming senior
Field of Study: Psychology with a secondary in Government
Salient Identities: Muslim, American, Arab, Student, Woman
Prior Experiences: WORLDMUN Madrid CSTD Chair on Blockchain, HMUN India 2019 CSW Director, HMUN Harvard AD
Quote to Live By: ‘Be like the flower that gives its fragrance to even the hand that crushes it.’
Other Things I Do on Campus: Winthrop House resident, Harvard Undergraduate Blockchain Group, The Seneca, Inc., Harvard Islamic Society
Best accomplishments: Good daughter, sister, friend, student, director.

 
 

Ramiz Razzak
USG for Delegate & Faculty Relations

Field of study: I'm a freshman at Harvard studying Applied Math and Economics. I'm especially interested in monetary policy and the field of political economy. 
Hometown: A beautiful suburb of Montreal, Canada.
Favorite hobbies: I love spending time with friends, discovering new music, and exploring the city in search of new coffee shops. 
Other interests at Harvard: Asides from WorldMUN, I work for a venture capital firm in Boston. I'm also a member of Harvard's Fed Challenge team and the daily newspaper's business board. 
Favorite WorldMUN memory: Global Village in Panama City! 
What I'm most excited about: Seeing delegates thrive throughout the conference. I still look back fondly on the memories I made with friends in Panama, so I'm hoping that we'll be able to put up a conference that all delegates will enjoy just as much.

Esteban Flores  Director-general

Esteban Flores
Director-general

Hometown: Edinburg, Texas
Academics: I am a fourth-year (senior) at Harvard majoring in Philosophy. I hope to attend law school and practice international law. 
MUN Experience: Having been raised in the Rio Grande Valley—a community in South Texas along the US-Mexican border—issues of regional cooperation and integration have always been important to me. My sophomore year I served as the chair for the Organization of American States for WorldMUN Panama, and this past year I served as the Under-Secretary-General for the Economic and Social Council and Regional Bodies for WorldMUN Madrid. I also serve as the current Secretary General of Harvard Model United Nations, a conference of 3500 high school students.
Favorite Hobbies: In my free time, I enjoy reading Kant’s Groundwork and being a referee for Harvard intramural sports.
Past WorldMUN highlight: Seeing the delegates crush it every year at Cabaret!

 

Roshni Chakraborty
USG for Crisis and Historical Committees

Year: Junior
Major: Social Studies, with a minor in Global Health and Health Policy
Hometown: Calcutta, India
What do you do on campus? I intend to pursue humanitarian work in the future, particularly with women and conflict zones. To that end, I lead the Harvard Undergraduate Legal Committee and work with refugees and women who have survived gender-based violence. I also work as a Teaching Fellow for American Policy and as a Research Assistant.
Why MUN? I have been doing Model UN since I arrived on campus and have found a home in the WorldMUN community. 
Favorite place: The buffet line at an Indian wedding.
Advice for delegates: You will meet incredible people at WorldMUN and this conference has the potential to change your life. Put yourself out there and good things will happen!

 

Pedro Farias
USG for Finance & Operations

Home town: Brasília, 🇧🇷
Academics: I am a fourth-year (feeling old) student studying Applied Mathematics in Economics with a secondary in Computer Science and a citation in German.
MUN Experience: Although this is my first WorldMUN, I'm way too into Model UN. I'm the President of the Harvard International Relations Council and have been an Under-Secretary General for Havard Model UN and directed in conferences in Brazil, Peru, India, the Dominican Republic, and the US. I also compete on Harvard's MUN traveling team.
Other Activities: I was President of the Brazil Conference, a conference that brought together several important Brazilians and Americans.
Favorite Hobbies: I love discussing and learning more about finance and equity capital markets, traveling, and binge-watching Netflix.

Katie Sakys
USG for the General Assembly

Why MUN? I can’t do much ocean activity in Boston, given the freezing winters that realistically last until May, so I’ve turned my passions towards international relations. I am majoring in economics, where I engage frequently with issues pertaining to international relations, and am earning a minor in the history of art and architecture. Being from Hawaiʻi and living at the crossroads of America and East Asia, I have a particular interest in trans-Pacific interactions as well as indigenous Pacific art. I am also an active member of Harvard’s Model UN community, serving as an Under-Secretary-General and several-times-director for Harvard’s many MUN conferences.
What are your other hobbies at Harvard? I enjoy spending my time volunteering as tutor, coaching a competitive youth club swim team, pretending I’m not a snake (I promise I’m not a snake) with the Harvard College Consulting Group, and engaging in various Native Hawaiian cultural activities.

 

Adil Bhatia
USG for Administration

Hometown: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Major: Applied Math
MUN Experience: I didn’t do MUN before college, but I have since been part of conferences run in Boston and India in both administrative and substantive capacities.
Other things I like to do at Harvard: I’m part of a student-run hedge fund on campus, so I like to follow news about the financial markets. In the past, I have also been part of Harvard Scholars at Risk, a program that provides fellowships to persecuted scholars from around the world
Favorite Hobbies: Playing/watching soccer (and beating Ani at FIFA), running in the rain, and trying new cuisines.
Favorite TV show: Game of Thrones, but I haven’t seen the new season yet, so don’t spoil it please!!
Superpower of choice: Teleportation so I can finally make it to 9 am classes. 

 

Youmna Chamieh
USG for Media & Design

Hometown: Paris, France
Hobbies: Singing, dancing, listening to music, making music, going on long walks, traveling to new places, building igloos, and playing Mario Kart (slightly ashamed but also not really).
Best WorldMUN memory: Hitting the “5, 4, 3 2 1 let’s go” portion of our Cabaret choreography. 
Favorite book: The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera.
Why WorldMUN? I joined this group my first year at Harvard, and have made some extremely meaningful friendships within it. After Madrid, I can add that I have seen the impact of WorldMUN not only on the Harvard team, but also on the delegates, staff, and host community. The mission of this conference, its ability to empower those who participate in it, and its commitment to the ideals of international solidarity are all things that I hold very close to my heart. 

HOST DIRECTORATE

Jiaqi Liu
Host Team President

University: Sophia University
Year: Junior
Jiaqi is majoring in International public law and Japanese business law, she is also a member of Sophia university legal negotiation seminar. She is fluent in Chinese, Japanese and English. She participated as a delegate in WorldMUN 2018 Panama and as the Head Delegate in WorldMUN 2019 Madrid. Hosting WorldMUN in Tokyo is a big dream for her, and she is ready to make her best endeavor to make an unforgettable WorldMUN Tokyo 2020!

Yuno Fukatsu
Host Team vice president

University: Sophia Uniersity
Year: Sophomore
Yuno is majoring in international public law. She is a co- founder of the MUN society in her high school and spends a considerable portion of her time at college involved in MUN. She took part in WorldMUN 2019 as a delegate. Her leadership qualities were so highly regarded that she was chosen as the top student of those participating in the Japan Society Junior Fellows Leadership program in 2017, as well as a member of the Japan-America Student Council in 2019. She is eager to welcome WorldMUN 2020 to Tokyo.

Yusuke Takagi
Director of finance

University: Keio University
Year: Junior
Yusuke is a student at Business School of Keio University. He was in WorldMUN 2017 as a delegate and WorldMUN 2018 as a Head Delegate. He is keen to promote MUN activity not only amongst college students but also to high school students and working adults. He has given about 30 seminars over the past two years as a member of the JMUN Office. He has also been financial director of the Japan Model United Nations Office for two years. He is committed to working toward making the team the best it can be.

aomi Nakamura
director of logistics

University: Sophia University
Year: Senior
Aomi is majoring in International law of the sea. She was the Vice President and Director of Logistics at her college MUN society in 2017. Her diligence brought one of the largest conferences in Japan to a successful conclusion during her role as an assistant chair in 2018, and she has participated in WorldMUN 2018 Panama. She spent five months in France for an exchange study during her senior year. She is ready to provide delegates the best conditions possible during their stay in Tokyo.

 

kana baba
assistant DiRECTOR of public relations

University: Sophia University
Year: Junior
Kana is a Junior student at Sophia University majoring in international environmental law. She is one of the core members of the JMUN and was the President of her college MUN society in 2018 as well. She has been a two-time Assistant Chair in large conferences in Japan. She has participated in more than 20 MUN conferences as a delegate including WorldMUN 2019. Aside from MUN, Kana has a profound knowledge of Japanese calligraphy! She serves as a member of the Public Relations team.

 
Yuta Fujiwara  Advisor of Fundraising

Yuta Fujiwara
Advisor of Fundraising

Yuta graduated from Keio University, and he now works for a private bank. Dedicating his time to MUN throughout collage, Yuta was the President of his college MUN society in 2014 and the President of Japan Model United Nations in 2015. With extensive experience in MUN all over the world, including WorldMUN 2015 and 2016, we are confident of his ability to help deliver the best WorldMUN possible. He helps to fundraise from the private sector, including with banks and via the media.

 
SAKIKO UMETANI  Director of Volunteer and Delegate Services

SAKIKO UMETANI
Director of Volunteer and Delegate Services

University: Kobe City University of Foreign Studies
Year: Senior
Sakiko is majoring in Russian language studies. As a talented communicator with a sunny disposition, Sakiko is the best person to act as Director of Volunteers. She participated in WorldMUN twice, and was a delegate in Rome in 2016, and Head Delegate in Montréal in 2017. She studied in Russia for one year. She is here to help serve the delegates of WorldMUN 2020.

miki tokunaga
deputy director of logistics

University: Sophia University
Year: Junior  
Miki is majoring in Ancient History and international public law. She is highly motivated in her studies of international legal frameworks. She has been an active member of the MUN Society as well as the International Law Society at her college. She has taken part in WorldMUN 2019, and also acted as Chairperson twice in Japan’s MUN. She hopes to serve delegates as well as possible together with Aomi.

 

Kanon YamagishI
Assistant of Public Relations

University: Waseda University
Year: Sophomore
Kanon is majoring in International Relations. Not only interested in the field of global affairs, she also enjoys studying ecology and biodiversity. Her passion for animals has inspired her future career path in conserving their natural habitats and protecting endangered species. She participated in WorldMUN Madrid, which turned out to be one of the best experiences of her entire life. She couldn't be more excited to work with the team and meet incredible people from around the world.

 
HARUKA TSUCHIYA  Director of Social Events

HARUKA TSUCHIYA
Director of Social Events

University: Waseda University
Year: Junior
Haruka is majoring in Economics and Politics. She started her MUN journey three years ago when she just entered college. Since then, she has been an active member of the MUN society at her college and was in charge of planning events there. As a delegate, she has participated WorldMUN 2019 Madrid. Her adaptability and skill will create impressive social events for WorldMUN 2020 in Tokyo!

natsuko itoh
director of public relations and Fundraising

University: Sophia University
Year: Senior
Natsuko is majoring in International politics. She enjoys MUN not only as an activity but also as an opportunity to deepen her own studies. She has participated in WorldMUN 2016. She also enjoys playing the violin and was the former Concert Master of her college orchestra. She is participating in an internship at the office of Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan for the purpose of acquiring deep understanding on foreign diplomacy. Her perseverance and dedication are a great addition to the team!

 

Kenichiro Kaneko
Advisor of Public Relations

Kenichiro graduated from Tokyo University, and he’s now working as a civil servant in the Japanese government. Throughout his four years of college life at the University of Tokyo, he participated in MUN both nationally and internationally, from Melbourne (WorldMUN 2013) to Pennsylvania. His hobbies, beyond his job, are traveling, boxing, running and watching movies. He’s here to help the team in public relations and government relations.

 
AKIRA MURAI  DEputy Director of Social Events

AKIRA MURAI
DEputy Director of Social Events

University: Osaka University
Year: Senior 
Akira is majoring in Spanish language studies at Osaka University. He started MUN in his freshman year. He spent one year in Spain to further his studies of anti-terrorism policy. He participated in WorldMUN 2018 Panama in DISEC, and this year he is looking forward to returning to WorldMUN as a host team member. We are confident in his ability to provide an amazing event for the delegates with Haruka.