About Us

Educational Model United Nations (EDUMUN) is a MUN conference primarily designed to teach new delegates and improve the skills of returning delegates. EDUMUN is comprised of seminars and mock committees which keep the delegates engaged.

Starting in 2016, EDUMUN has grown from a conference of 100 delegates to nearly 300 for the 2017 year. With its positioning at the very start of the MUN year, EDUMUN hopes to make every delegate prepared for all of their conferences for the year!

2018 Secretariat

Thrisha Mohan

Secretary General

Thrisha is a senior at the International School of Bellevue and is excited to serve as the Secretary General of EDUMUN. Apart from MUN, Thrisha works on campaign teams for Washington politics and loves to read about foreign policy. She is always excited to learn about new countries travel as much as possible.

sg@edumun.com

Julia Wang

Director General

Julia Wang is a senior attending Interlake High School, in her third year of Model United Nations. She absolutely cannot wait for EDUMUN 2018 to become a reality, and is thrilled to be serving as your Director-General this year. Outside of MUN, she is a casual artist and taekwondo black belt, and is avidly interested in learning new languages. Serving on EDUMUN’s secretariat has been an absolute pleasure, and she cannot wait to meet all of you at the conference. She expects a fantastic year, with fantastic people.

dg@edumun.com

Jack Li

Chief of Staff

Jack Li is an Asian-American male and a senior at International Community School, both demographics which colleges no longer smile upon. Colleges do however seem to enjoy MUN, and Jack is an avid participant. He (not so) humbly serves as ICS MUN’s Co-President and on other MUN conferences around Washington as staff and secretariat. His ability to collaborate with others on said conferences is remarkable considering he’s always driving himself deaf through incessantly loud music and drum set playing as well as ear-splitting alternative concert attendance. He looks forward to serving you all as your EDUMUN Chief of Staff!

chiefofstaff@edumun.com

Tristan Stevens

USG of Technology

Tristan Stevens is a junior at Tesla STEM High School (or will be by the time EDUMUN comes around). This is his fourth year of doing MUN after getting involved at SkyMUN in eighth grade. He fell in love with MUN and went on to participate in over six conferences during his Freshman year and another four sophomore year. Outside of Model UN, he can be found taking photographs, coding or doing robotics. He can’t wait to make EDUMUN 2018 the best one yet!

technology@edumun.com

Siddharth Shende

USG of Logistics

Siddharth Shende is a junior at Tesla STEM High School. Outside of this conference, he has been to 15 conferences as a staff and a delegate - and has won numerous awards, over his 3 years of MUN. Outside of MUN, he is very interested in FBLA, and numerous entrepreneurship startup programs - a part of starting up many companies. As he is very involved in service projects and caring for the environment - he is part of the Schools Under 2 C foundation, at his school and is a part of National Honor Society and Service Club. For fun, he loves to watch movies and listen to music, and explore Netflix's catalog. Interested in the application of his leadership and team-working skills, Siddharth Shende is super excited to be a part of EDUMUN Secretariat 2018, this year.

usglogistics@edumun.com

Katherine Holo

USG of Delegate Affairs

Katherine Holo is a junior at Interlake High School. Ever since she fell in love with Model UN in her freshman year, she has attended many conferences, both as a staff member and delegate, locally and internationally. She is constantly inspired by the drive and determination that Model UN delegates have to not only improve the state of the world around them but also learn and grow as individuals. Outside of Model UN, you can find her avoiding her IB Diploma work, participating in DECA or playing premier soccer. Being apart of EDUMUN 2018’s secretariat has been amazing and she cannot wait for the conference to begin.

delegates@edumun.com

Simon Zhang

USG of Marketing

usgmarketing@edumun.com

Surbhi Gulati

USG of Simulation

Surbhi Gulati is a junior at Interlake High School. After being inspired and determined to improve her public speaking skills at EDUMUN 2016 as a freshman, she quickly submerged herself in MUN and loves every part of it from the unique debate in each committee to late night crisis simulations to the amazing community. When not in MUN, Surbhi enjoys overstating her IB workload, CADing for her Robotics team, sifting through HOSA quizlets, and serving as Executive Chair of her Teen Volunteer Council. This year Surbhi is excited to return to EDUMUN to watch delegates of all experience levels grow their skills, whether it be their first time or their thirteenth. She welcomes all delegates to EDUMUN 2018 and wishes everyone productive learning and debate!

usgsimulation@edumun.com

Emily Bass

USG of Advanced

Emily Bass is a rising senior and an IB Diploma student at Inglemoor High School. She has spent countless hours preparing for both domestic and international conferences as a delegate, a staff member, and now as a member of Secretariat. Outside of Model UN Emily is heavily involved in her school’s Theatre program where she serves as the Assistant Stage Manager, as well as helping to coach the school’s EuroChallenge team. However, when she can find the time she would do anything to escape to the nearest lake for a much-needed paddle. Model UN has opened her eyes to the realities of the world and she can’t wait to take part in the conference that will give delegates the skills they need to do the same.

usgadvanced@edumun.com

Sanya Gupta

USG of Beginner

Sanya Gupta is a rising sophomore at Interlake High School in the IB program. Her first conference as a delegate was EDUMUN 2017 where she was exposed to the nature of MUN. As a freshman, she immediately fell in love with the diplomacy and organization behind this and any other MUN conference. She has attended 5 conferences as either a staff member or delegate and is the only sophomore on the secretariat. Aside from MUN, Sanya can be found stressing over her classes, piecing something together for Science Olympiad, volunteering countless hours in service and activism clubs, or even trying to (aka failing at) learning different languages. Overall, she is excited to be a part of the EDUMUN 2018 secretariat and is looking forward to its inevitable success this year!

usgbeginner@edumun.com

2017 Secretariat

2017 Secretariat

2016 Secretariat

2017 Secretariat

Board of Directors

Monisha Weerasundara

President

Trevor Mueller

Paige Chickering

Arun Solanky

EJ Velasco

Subramanian Ramachandran

Chairman

Angie McNally

Kelsey Braford

Shawdi Mehrvarzan