The Executive Committee
Ms. Kristen Lubawski
Kristen Lubawski is a double major in Public Policy specializing in education and Environmental Economics and Policy in the Class of 2019. Prior to being elected as Secretary-General for MUNUC 31, Kristen served as the Chief Administrative Officer of MUNUC 30, as Deputy Director of Administration for MUNUC XXIX, and as a member of the Administrative Staff for MUNUC XXVIII. As Secretary-General, Kristen oversees all substantive and administrative aspects of the organization, including MUNUC’s auxiliary initiatives both locally and internationally. Kristen works as a research assistant as UChicago’s Social Service Administration in the Chicago Center for Youth Violence Prevention, a psychology lab that studies neighborhood violence on Chicago’s South Side Outside of school, Kristen enjoys spending time at Lake Michigan, playing music too loudly, and camping.
Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Hob Du
Hob Du, originally from Shanghai, China, is an Applied Mathematics and Economics major in the Class of 2019. Hob began his Model UN journey as a delegate at MUNUC XXVI. Since then, he has served as the Chief Financial Officer at MUNUC 30, Chair of the World Health Organization at MUNUC XXIX, and as Moderator for the Commission on the Status of Women at MUNUC XXVIII. As the Chief Operating Officer, Hob works closely with all members of the Executive Committee to ensure smooth operations of the conference. Outside of MUNUC, Hob enjoys exploring different neighborhoods of Chicago, going on midnight dim sum trips with his friends, and serves on the board of a student organization that provides strategy consulting services to non-profit organizations.
Mr. Andrew Longwell
Andrew Longwell is a fourth year Fundamentals: Issues and Texts major with a minor in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations. He is proud to serve as the Member-at-Large for MUNUC 31, and to continue the work he has done in past years as a Chair for the Commonwealth of Nations of MUNUC 30, the Moderator of the Economic and Social Council for Asia and the Pacific of MUNUC XXIX and the Information Primary for the Disarmament and International Security Council of MUNUC XXVIII. He loves Model UN and the opportunities it gives to teach high school students to think about the world, and to work on public speaking and collaborative skills. Outside of MUNUC you can find Andrew working with kids through the Neighborhood Schools Program and IGrow Chicago, lounging in the library, and accidentally slipping French Words into his Arabic homework.
Chief Administrative Officer
Ms. Nina Shirole
Nina Shirole is an Economics major in the Class of 2019. Prior to serving as the Chief Administrative Officer of MUNUC 31, Nina served as the Deputy Director of Administration for MUNUC 30, and as a member of the Administrative Staff for MUNUC XXIX. As Chief Administrative Officer, Nina is privileged to correspond with advisors leading up to conference, and coordinate the logistical and administrative aspects of conference. Nina works as a research assistant at the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society on a faculty research initiative that is focused on the impact of the spread of the railroad and telegraph on American life, economy, and policies. Nina can often be found eating brunch, watching cute dog videos, or complaining about the cold weather.
Chief Financial Officer
Ms. Hannah Pittock
Hannah Pittock is a second year in the College double majoring in Economics and Political Science with a minor in Art History. Prior to serving as the Chief Financial Officer of MUNUC 31, Hannah participated in MUNUC 29 as the Moderator for the Human Rights Council and MUNUC 30 as both the Moderator for the International Atomic Energy Agency and the Deputy Director of Delegate Training. Hannah has been involved with MUNUC since high school where she attended MUNUC 27 and 28 as a delegate, and she is excited and inspired to be able to offer this year’s delegates an experience that is as fun and transformative as the one she had. When she’s not in the MUNUC office, Hannah works as an International Growth Strategy Intern at TransUnion and enjoys hiking, exploring the Chicago food scene, and distracting her friends in the library.
Chief Strategy Officer
Mr. Isaac Wink
Isaac Wink is a Public Policy and History major in the Class of 2019. Before becoming the Chief Strategy Officer at MUNUC 31, Isaac served as the Under-Secretary-General for Regional Bodies at MUNUC 30, Chair for the International Atomic Energy Agency at MUNUC XXIX, and Moderator for the Congress of Vienna at MUNUC XVIII. Model United Nations has been an integral part of Isaac’s personal and professional growth ever since he started in his freshman year of high school. As Chief Strategy Officer, Isaac works to broaden MUNUC’s horizons, both in terms of the quality of the experience it provides to delegates and expanding access to the conference at home and abroad. Outside of MUNUC, Isaac enjoys traveling with the University of Chicago’s collegiate Model UN team, reading in coffee shops, and arguing with friends about the new Star Wars movies.
Chief Technology Officer
Mr. Na Chaichanawanich
Nanut Chaichanawanich (Na) is a Computational and Applied Mathematics, and Economics major in the Class of 2020. Before becoming the Chief Technology Officer of MUNUC 31, Na was a member of the technology team in MUNUC XXIX and served as the Deputy Director of Technology in MUNUC 30. As Chief Technology Officer, he is in charge of managing the MUNUC website and making sure all technology related issues are resolved during conference. Outside of MUNUC, Na spends most of his time exploring Chicago’s food scene, hanging out at the Badminton club, and playing video games.
Chief of Staff
Ms. Jein Park
Jein Park is a Public Policy Studies major and an Architectural Studies minor in the Class of 2020. Prior to becoming the Chief of Staff for MUNUC 31, Jein served as an Assistant Chair for the World Cities Summit and a Moderator for the Human Rights Council. Outside of MUNUC, Jein leads the UChicago Urbanists, does pro bono consulting for minority-owned small businesses in the South Side, and conducts urban research. When not obligated to school activities, Jein can be found roaming around new destinations, writing Yelp reviews, and reading Nietzsche.
Under-Secretary-General for the General Assembly
Ms. Aleena Tariq
Aleena Tariq is a Public Policy Studies major in the Class of 2020. Prior to becoming the Under-Secretary-General for the General Assembly, Aleena served as the Moderator for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization at MUNUC XXIX and Chair for the Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Committee at MUNUC 30. Aleena is thrilled to be a part of a team that allows students to grow and develop important skills and engage with dynamic committees. Outside of MUNUC, Aleena enjoys exploring different neighborhoods in Chicago and working in the Admissions Office, and she can be found cleaning her apartment late at night or hanging out at the library cafe for far too many hours.
Under-Secretary-General for the Economic and Social Council
Ms. Camille Cardenas
Camille Cardenas is a Pre-Medical Biology major and Classical Studies minor in the Class of 2020. Before becoming the Under-Secratary-General for the Economic and Social Counsel for MUNUC 31, Camille served as the Moderator for the International Federation of the Red Cross at MUNUC 29, and the Chair of the United Nations Environmental Programme at MUNUC 30. In addition to her involvement in MUNUC, Camille is involved in UChicago’s Collegiate Model UN conference, ChoMUN, where she serves as a committee chair. Outside the world of Model UN, Camille enjoys doing research in an on-campus lab, volunteering at the hospital, and reading classical literature. She is looking forward to creating an exciting and engaging experience for delegates in the coming conference, and is eager to work with a team dedicated to making MUNUC 31 the best MUNUC yet.
Under-Secretary-General for Regional Bodies
Ms. Cameron Bernstein
Cameron Bernstein is a Pre-medical student and Computational and Applied Mathematics major in the Class of 2020. Before serving as the Under-Secretary-General for Regional Bodies, she served as an Assistant Chair in the World Health Organization during MUNUC XXIX, and a Chair for the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) during MUNUC 30. Cameron also competes with the UChicago Model UN Team and serves as an executive in UChicago’s Collegiate conference (ChoMUN). Outside of Model UN, Cameron helps run UChicago’s quarterly 24 hour theater production, Theater, and shows her school spirit with the University Cheer Team. She is so excited to create a vivacious experience for delegates this year, working with fellow staff members to run some of the most dynamic committees that MUNUC has to offer.
Under-Secretary-General for Specialized Agencies
Ms. Angela Calabria
Angela Calabria is a member of UChicago’s Class of 2020, studying Political Science and Statistics. Before taking on the position of Under-Secretary-General of Specialized Agencies, Angela served as an Assistant Chair and then Chair of the ICPO and is thrilled to continue her work within Specialized Agencies. Having been involved in Model UN since her freshman year of high school, she is excited to help facilitate MUNUC 31 and collaborate with a body of such passionate and intelligent members to make this year the best conference yet. When she’s not editing a background guide or writing a paper, Angela enjoys any and all things musical theater, eating Italian food, and horseback riding.
Under-Secretary-General for Information Services
Mr. David Zhao
David Zhao is a History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Science and Medicine major on the pre-medical track in UChicago’s Class of 2020. David has participated in MUNUC ever since he was a sophomore in high school and is estatic to serve as the Under-Secretary-General of Information Services for MUNUC 31, who oversees single-session crises and information primaries. In the past, he has chaired the United Nations Human Rights Council for MUNUC 30 and was an assistant chair for DISEC during MUNUC XXIX. He is also a member of UChicago’s traveling competitive team and collegiate run conference ChoMUN. Outside of Model UN, David conducts biomedical research on skeletal muscle metabolism, gives tours for UChicago’s office of undergraduate admissions, volunteers in the emergency room, teaches a Red Cross Couse for emergency medical response, and travels near, far, wherever.
Under-Secretary-General for Continuous Crisis Committees
Ms. Hannah Buonomo
Hannah Buonomo is an Economics and History major in the class of 2020. Before becoming USG for Continuous Crisis, Hannah was the Crisis Director of the First Thatcher Ministry at MUNUC 30 and an Assistant Chair in Cabinet of India at MUNUC XXIX. Hannah attended MUNUC throughout high school is thrilled to be able to help ensure more students enjoy MUN as much as she did. Outside of MUN, Hannah is a research assistant at the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools, a tutor for Maroon Tutor Match, and a member of the Trott Business Program. In her free time Hannah enjoys stress baking, rewatching the same three tv shows and going to bookstores to pick out books she doesn’t have time to read.