Parijat Lal is a senior from India at Harvard studying Economics and minoring in Statistics. He was born in Germany and completed high school in Kenya, living in six different countries along the way. His interest in international relations and development is only fitting. He is passionate about public policy and development economics, spending last summer working with an NGO providing care for orphaned children in India. Given this background, MUN has been important to his high school and college experience. In his free time, Parijat loves playing football (soccer), following Formula 1 racing, watching cooking shows (guilty pleasure), and reading. He is also an avid fan of hiphop.
Jessica Levy is a junior at Harvard College studying Social Studies and Philosophy. Born in Bethesda, Maryland, she grew up right outside the nation's capital, Washington D.C., which sparked her passion for government and political affairs. At Harvard, she is involved with the Institute of Politics, the Advanced Leadership Institute, and the Club Swim team. After chairing the Social, Humanitarian, and Cultural Committee at WorldMUN 2016, she is ecstatic to be returning for WorldMUN 2017 as the Under-Secretary General for the Economic and Social Council and Regional Bodies.
Judy Yang is a senior at Harvard University concentrating in Economics with a minor in psychology. Born in Alabama, Judy grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia before coming to college. Outside of WorldMUN, she is involved in Smart Women Securities, a women's finance organization and the Harvard-Radcliffe Chinese Student Association. Judy is also an avid science-fiction fan and self-proclaimed chocolate connoisseur. She looks forward to working and meeting with each and everyone of the delegates at WorldMUN 2017!
Nabig Chaudhry is a senior at Harvard studying Sociology and minoring in Economics. This is his third year on the Harvard World Model United Nations team, and he's beyond excited to be the Director-General, after two years of chairing. Besides his involvement in WorldMUN at Harvard, Nabig also enjoys volunteering, interning at public health organizations, taking naps, reading books (his favorite being Harry Potter), and just enjoying time with friends. WorldMUN has been one of his most defining experiences on campus, and he can't wait for all the adventures that will take place during WorldMUN's 26th year in Montréal.
Andrew is a junior at Harvard College, concentrating in History of Science with a secondary in Global Health and Health Policy. He has lived in three countries and his international experiences have added to his interest in international relations particularly global health. Andrew is a competing member on the Harvard Intercollegiate Model United Nations team and serves on the Secretariat for Harvard Model United Nations. Andrew looks forward to meet all the delegates and is committed to serve the delegates , and the missions of WorldMUN.
Carolyn Ye is a senior at Harvard University studying Human Evolutionary Biology with a focus on the evolution of social behaviors. Born in Virginia, she lived in Texas before coming to college. Carolyn joined WorldMUN to further engage her passion for international relations and creating a global community, an interest fostered by her experiences in America and China. She spent her most recent summer interning with Special Olympics Great Britain in London, United Kingdom. Outside of WorldMUN, Carolyn is involved in the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum at Harvard’s Institute of Politics. She enjoys photography, softball, and traveling the world. Carolyn is a fan of the San Antonio Spurs, hammocks, and a good chicken tortilla soup.
Kaitavjeet is a senior at Harvard College, where he studies Chemical and Physical Biology. He began participating in Model UN as a delegate during his freshman year of high school and continues his involvement with international relations in college. Outside of Model UN, Kaitavjeet works in an ALS lab at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute, is Co-President of the Harvard College Undergraduate Research Association, and dances on the Harvard Bhangra Team. In his free time, Kaitavjeet enjoys biking, tennis, and cooking. He loves meeting people from all around the world, so feel free to stop him if you see him around!
Spencer Ma is a sophomore at Harvard University studying economics, specifically development economics. Born and raised in Southern California, he's found his home in the much colder city of Boston. Spencer is passionate about studying international development and has been involved in Model United Nations for six years, starting in his freshman year of high school. It will be his first time attending WorldMUN and he is very excited to meet and interact with all of the delegates.
Tiffany Lam is a junior at Harvard College concentrating in Human Developmental and Regenerative Biology with a secondary in Psychology. Though born and raised in the sunny state of California, Tiffany now spends the majority of her time on the East Coast. Outside of WorldMUN, she is involved in the Harvard Crimson, Yearbook, and Crimson Care Collaborative. On her free time, she enjoys reading fiction books and watching random movie trailers on Youtube. She loves everything about the Marvel franchise even though she never read any of the actual comics. She looks forward to promote the WorldMUN spirit and welcome you all to the conference.
Born in Montréal, Jonathan Sasson is a graduate of Dawson College in liberal arts presently studying law at the University of Montréal. He attended WorldMUN 2015 as a delegate on the United Nations Security Council and returned to WorldMUN 2016 as an assistant chair on the same body. He was elected President and Head Delegate of the University of Montréal’s Faculty of Law Model UN team for 2016-2017. Jonathan was the Secretary-General of the Montréal United Nations Conference 2015 and returned to the same office for the 2016th edition. He works at the Refugee Protection Division of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada. Passionate about rights and freedoms, Jonathan is working towards becoming a civil rights attorney.
Adrian Sanchez Roy is a third year student at the University of Montréal studying law, expected to graduate in April 2017. He has a bachelor’s degree from McGill University, majoring in both political science and history. It is during his first degree that he discovered a passion for international relations and global affairs. As President of the University of Montréal’s Faculty of Law Model UN team from 2015-2016, Adrian attended both WorldMUN 2015 and WorldMUN 2016 as a Head Delegate. Adrian is additionally the Undersecretary-General of Logistics at the Montréal United Nations Conference 2016. Fascinated by the world of diplomacy, he hopes to one-day work for the Canadian Foreign Service Institute.
A graduate of Marianopolis College, Alexandra Fokina is completing her law degree at the University of Montréal. Although she is relatively new to the Model UN scene, her confidence and diligence helped her rise quickly through the ranks, becoming Treasurer and Head Delegate of the University of Montréal’s Faculty of Law Model UN team in her second year. Her interest in international affairs as well as comparative and international law led her to study on exchange in both China and Boston, in addition to becoming the Vice President of Communications for the Lawyers Without Borders Student Association at the University of Montréal. Finally, in her spare time, Alexandra enjoys playing volleyball, dancing, and traveling.
Christelle Tessono, alumna of Dawson College, is currently in her first year at McGill University studying political science and economics. Although presently living in Montreal and of Haitian descent, she was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Her upbringing in South America was filled with numerous trips all over the continent, which consequently sparkled her passion for development, public policy, and international relations. Aside from chairing at the Montréal United Nations Conference (MUNC) and at the simulation held by the International Civil Aviation Organization (SimOACI), Christelle partakes in the financial management of many fundraisers in Montréal. When she is not busy jamming to Dmitri Shostakovich or Fela Kuti, Christelle can be found playing tennis.
Born in Pakistan, raised in South Africa and presently living in Montréal, Shehr Bano is currently in her first year at McGill University. She has been actively involved in Model United Nations since the age of 15 and has attended and staffed various conferences. She has previously attended WorldMUN 2015 as a delegate in the European Council and returned to WorldMUN 2016 with the Dawson College delegation as Head Delegate. Furthermore, Shehr is the Undersecretary-General of Public Relations at the Montréal United Nations Conference 2016. Shehr is very passionate about international relations and development, and hopes to return to Pakistan and work towards achieving human rights. Apart from Model UN, Shehr loves to travel, explore different cultures and watch cricket.
Feodora Chouakri is a first year student in history and international development studies at McGill University. She graduated from Dawson College in the winter of 2016 from the psychology programme. She began Model UN in 2014 at Dawson College and soon made her way to becoming the Member Services Deputy of the Dawson College Model United Nations Executive Committee for the 2015-2016 school year. In 2015, Feodora was the Vice-Chair of the United Nations Human Rights Council at the Montréal United Nations Conference and is returning in 2016 as the Vice-Chair of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. She is passionate about women’s rights and hopes to someday work for an organization such as Oxfam Canada.
Samuel Miriello is a freshman at the John Molson School of Business studying human resources management. Being Montréal-born, he has grown to celebrate the diversity of his city, getting involved with several social initiatives including aiding the homeless, fighting LGBT+ stigma and advocating for better Aboriginal inclusion in the city. Samuel is always looking for the next opportunity to be a human rights defender. He has been doing MUN for three years now and has staffed at several conferences including the Montréal United Nations Conference (MUNC). He aspires to be in the management division of the Canadian Embassy. He is looking forward to connecting with social innovators and change makers at this year's WorldMUN!
Born in South Korea, raised in Manitoba, Esther Kang is a first year medical student at McGill University. She got engaged in Model United Nations during her time at Dawson College in order to develop a better understanding of global issues as well as the role of science and healthcare in our world. She attended both local and international conferences including Harvard WorldMUN 2015 and 2016, in addition to serving on the Executive Committee of Dawson College Model United Nations as the Vice President in Administration. Esther dedicates her time volunteering in the community as a tutor, a musician, and a dance choreographer. Esther is excited to meet and welcome everyone to our beautiful city!
Andréa Baptiste was born in Montréal and is presently studying law at McGill University. Alumna of Dawson College, Andréa graduated from the social sciences programme in the winter of 2015. Her Model UN experience started at Dawson College when she participated at Canadian International Model United Nations 2013, hosted in the nation’s capital, and she has since attended several conferences as both a delegate and a staff member. Andréa was the Chair of the United Nations Peacebuilding Commission at the Montréal United Nations Conference 2015. In 2016, she returned to CANIMUN and presided over the International Court of Justice committee. Outside of her school endeavours and Model UN, Andréa enjoys reading, playing the piano and running outdoors.
Born in Algeria and raised in Montréal, Maha Cherid is a third year student pursuing a bachelor of arts with honours in sociology and a minor in English literature at Concordia University. Since the beginning of her Model UN career at Dawson College, she has attended a host of conferences and held various positions, including President of Dawson College Model United Nations. Maha has also been instrumental in the organization of several editions of the Montréal United Nations Conference, passing on her passion for MUN to younger delegates by chairing the General Assembly. When she is not too busy consuming industrial quantities of caffeine, she enjoys obsessing over the members of Bigbang and re-reading the Harry Potter saga.