United Nations Student Association: University of Minnesota Model UN

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2017-2018 Board Election Results

President: Rachel Hartwig

Vice President: Andrea Ocando

Treasurer: Margaret Plumart 

Secretary General: Sourojit Ghosh

PR Manager: Ray Weishan

Web Manager: Annika Kohrt

Club Liaison: Michael Felland 

Meet the 2016-2017 Executive Officers

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President: Mikala Durham

My name is Mikala, and I am a senior majoring in Global Studies and Economics. My concentration is the Islamic World, and my theme is the Global Political Economy. I am interested in economic development and the work of both small independent groups and international organizations, like the United Nations. I studied abroad in Jerusalem, Israel and have developed a passion for that region and its many groups of people. I am currently working at the American Refugee Committee in northeast Minneapolis, and international non-profit focused on empowering refugees around the world. I am so excited and honored to guide the direction of the United Nations Student Association this year. We have a passionate board and amazing club members. My experience in UNSA shaped me a lot as a person, and I want to provide those same opportunities to everyone who is interested in what we do. Reach me at durha070@umn.edu.


Vice President: Andrea Ocando Parra

My name is Andrea, I’m currently the vice-president of UNSA I am an international student from Caracas, Venezuela. I came to the U.S. for college two years ago so I am a junior now. I am majoring in Applied Economics and Global Studies which a focus in Global Political Economy in Latin America. I started MUN one year before my senior year and I completely loved it. Some fun facts about me is that when I laugh really hard I snort and my spirit animal is the elephant because they mean happiness! You can reach me at ocand001@umn.edu

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Secretary General: Kimberly Fiona White 

Hi I’m Kimberly and I am a Junior from Illinois studying Environmental Science, Policy, & Management, focusing on sustainable agriculture and international development. I am in my third year in Model UN and my second year on the Board, serving as the Treasurer last year. I have been to several conferences, including LAMUN and AMUN, I have worked as both a Chair and as crisis staff at MinneMUN for the last two years, and won Outstanding Representation for the United Kingdom at AMUN in 2015. I am really looking forward to being Secretary General this year and working with everyone to make MinneMUN 2017 the best one yet! I just returned from a study abroad trip to Florence to study the food systems of Italy, where I ate lots of amazing food, including about 2 gallons of gelato! You can reach me at whit2020@umn.edu.


Treasurer: Andrew Juneau

My name is Andrew Juneau, and I'm a senior studying Applied Economics with minors in Management and Technical Writing & Communication. I have held jobs and taken classes in three colleges on all three campuses at the University. Sometimes, I can even be spotted in the daylight biking between them.

One of my jobs is as a writing consultant, so if you want feedback or help with position papers, stop on by Student Writing Support! If you have questions about travel scholarships, finances, or position papers, or you just want to chat, please feel free to contact me at junea010@umn.edu.


Director of Public Relations: Rachel Hartwig

Hello, my name is Rachel and I am very excited to be managing all of the United Nations Student Association’s public relations this school year! I am a sophomore majoring in Political Science and Sociology. I am also a member of Ski and Snowboard Club and University Student Legal Services on campus. I attended Model United Nations conferences in Chicago, San Francisco and the lovely Minneapolis last year and look forward to seeing where in the world Model UN will take us this year. If you would like to get involved in any of the United Nations Student Association’s outreach, communications or fundraising events, send me an email at hartw066@umn.edu.


Web Manager: Anna Rosin

Hi, my fellow delegates! My name is Anna Rosin and I am from St. Louis, Missouri. I am a sophomore studying English literature. I am a part of Ski and Snowboard Club and also the Be Happy Club here on campus along with UNSA. I am super excited for club this year and I look forward to working with all of you! If you have any questions, suggestions or ideas you feel could be executed through our social media accounts or website, or you just want to talk, feel free to contact me at rosin049@umn.edu and we can set up a time to grab coffee! 


Liaison: Andrew Mua

Hi, I'm Andrew! I am a sophomore at the University of Minnesota. My parents are Hmong immigrants and were refugees from the Secret War. I am the youngest of six children. Some of my hobbies are sleeping on trees and eating eucalyptus leaves. Fun fact: I sometimes work at First Avenue, where I have met a large number of interesting people and musicians. Also my grandpa was an Asian drug-lord in the 1940s. My major is physiology and I have career aspirations to work in the international health field. I hope to one day be able backpack through Asia. Reach me at muaxx008@umn.edu.