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King County Model United Nations is a high school-run Model UN conference. Established in 2015, the conference offers 12 small and unique committees, with the goal of enhancing the delegate experience through rich debate and a strong sense of community. As the last major conference of the year in the Washington State MUN circuit, it is the perfect opportunity for seniors to attend their last conference or for middle school students to attend their first conference and experience what the Pacific Northwest MUN community has to offer.

2020 SECRETARIAT

Sherveen Mehrvarzan

Secretary-General

Sherveen Mehrvarzan is currently a senior at the International Community School in Kirkland, Washington and is now participating in his fourth year of Model United Nations. Time and time again, Sherveen is inspired by the insight, diplomacy and overall professionalism of the Pacific Northwest MUN region. Through his passion for the Model UN world, he has been a part of numerous conferences as a delegate, a staffer and even a secretariat member. Outside of his MUN-filled life, Sherveen is found at his school being the President of Tech Crew, the President of FBLA and the Co-President of the ICS MUN club. To have fun, Sherveen plays basketball recreationally, likes to toy with calculus problems and explores the world of computers. Sherveen is honored to be the Secretary-General of KINGMUN 2020, and is ready to put in the work to make its fifth anniversary the best one yet!

sg@kingmun.org

Cody Fellinge

Director-General

Cody Fellinge is a junior at Cascadia College, as well as at The Attic Learning Community in Woodinville. He is excited to serve as the Director-General of King County Model United Nations 2020, and help bring the wonderful world of Model U.N. to King County at a smaller scale. Since his first conference was EDUMUN 2016, which he attended as an 8th grader, Cody has been addicted to MUN - twelve placards and counting - and has been a delegate, staff member, and secretariat member at many exciting and unique conferences. From waiving his right to vote as Palestine to writing articles as BuzzFeed, Cody loves his MUN memories and looks forward to giving every delegate at KINGMUN a MUN memory to call their own.

dg@kingmun.org

Anusha Srivastava

Chief of Staff

Anusha Srivastava is a senior at Tesla STEM and this will be her fourth and (sadly) last year of Model United Nations. Countless conferences later, Model UN has grown from a terrifying public speaking venture to one of her greatest passions and, even today, she never fails to be amazed by the global awareness and meaningful debate it fosters. She is eternally grateful for the opportunities Model UN has presented, from serving as the USG of Principal Bodies for PACMUN 2019 to the countless friendships and memories it has given rise to. In her free time, Anusha serves as the co-president of her school’s HOSA club, is an avid reader, and loves to play tennis. KINGMUN has always been one of her favorite conferences for its unique selection of committees and tight-knit community, and, having been both a delegate and staff member in past years, Anusha is excited to be a part of the secretariat this year as KINGMUN 2020’s Chief of Staff.

cos@kingmun.org

Eesha Kunisetty

USG of Intergovernmental Organizations

Eesha Kunisetty is a sophomore at Tesla STEM High School and is ecstatic to be serving as KINGMUN’s Under-Secretary-General of Intergovernmental Organizations. She likes to think that she has come a long way since that overwhelmed and underprepared freshmen at PACMUN 2018, but I guess we’ll find out at the conference. Since that first conference, Eesha has grown to love the global awareness and excitement MUN brings to her life. From instilling delegates with a healthy fear of her as a staff member and finishing position papers minutes before they were due (she does not recommend that) as a delegate, she can assure you that her MUN career has been nothing short of an absolute joy. When not buried in MUN documents, she can be found helping run her school’s FBLA chapter, playing tennis, and convincing herself that everything is going to be alright. She can’t wait to see all the delegates bring the committees to life at KINGMUN 2020!

igo@kingmun.org

Maya Nair

USG of Principal Committees

Maya Nair is a sophomore at Inglemoor High School and is pumped to be serving as your USG of Principal Bodies for KINGMUN 2020! KINGMUN was the first conference she was forced into as a scared 8th grader, and ever since, she’s been addicted to MUN. Over the past 3 years, her passion for global issues only continues to grow and she hopes delegates can find the same love for the community as she has found. Outside of this MUN world, you can usually find her attempting to play soccer, spending time stressing with her friends or discussing current politics with her very outspoken family. She has loved seeing KINGMUN grow over the years and create one of the most memorable and close communities in MUN that is out there, and she is so excited to play a part in creating this unique environment.

principal@kingmun.org

Mei Houts

USG of Specialized Committees

Mei Houts is a junior at the International Community School of Kirkland, and she is honored to serve as your KINGMUN 2020 USG of Specialized Committees. MUN has helped her make incredible memories and meet amazing people over the last 2 years. She loves the passionate debate on real-world issues and hopes that delegates will have an incredible experience at KINGMUN. Outside of MUN, she can be found participating in more clubs than she can probably handle, spending more time stressing than studying for AP Bio and the SAT, volunteering at Evergreen Hospital and bothering her cat. She can’t wait to welcome all delegates to the conference in April!

specialized@kingmun.org

Eric Xia

USG of Delegate Affairs

Eric is a junior at Lakeside School and a longtime MUN participant. This will be his first time serving as a secretariat member, and as Under-Secretary-General of Delegate Affairs, he is excited to make KINGMUN 2020 more enjoyable and innovative than ever. Having previously served as the chair of KINGMUN 2019 Treaty committee, he loves the creative potential Model UN affords delegates and seeks to help every delegate realize their ability. He hopes that every delegate will walk away from KINGMUN 2020 having gained a new perspective about their committee, Model UN or the world; and had a lot of fun while doing so.

da@kingmun.org

Jessica Singh

USG of Delegate Affairs

Jessica Singh is a junior at Tesla STEM High School and is elated to be serving as your USG of Delegate Affairs at KINGMUN 2020. Since her freshman year, MUN has lured her with its smooth diplomacy, enlightening discussion on critical issues, global collaboration, and a strong community of like-minded, passionate peers. From conferences like STEMUN to KINGMUN to WASMUN, she has loved being a delegate and hopes those in attendance at KINGMUN will feel the same. When she is not busy thinking of sustainable solutions regarding space mining or promoting the financial independence of women, Jessica can be found performing research on neurodegenerative diseases, singing Indian classical music, scrambling to finish her projects for HOSA and FBLA, or checking her WhatsApp family group chats for memes. This year she hopes to share her passion and excitement at KINGMUN 2020 with multiple delegates and to make their experience engaging and exhilarating.

da@kingmun.org

Isabella Wang

USG of Media

Isabella is a sophomore at Newport High School. First lured into her school’s MUN club with the promise of free food, she surprised herself by continually attending meetings and even applying as a delegate for PACMUN 2018. Immediately, Isabella became captivated by the world of MUN and has attended numerous conferences since. Being ever passionate about drawing and design, she usually finds herself doodling in her sketchbook, painting murals on her garage wall and laughing uncomfortably to “omg can you draw me??”. She was immediately drawn to the USG of Media position—combining design, media, and MUN all together. Isabella can’t wait to meet you all at KINGMUN 2020 or @kingmun2020 on Instagram!

media@kingmun.org

Henry Stelle

USG of Technology

Henry Stelle is a junior at Bellarmine Preparatory School and is excited to be supporting Model United Nations as the USG of Technology for KINGMUN 2020. Having been first introduced to MUN in the spring of his eighth-grade year, Henry is drawn to MUN because it encourages students to stand up and become leaders who both understand the importance of compromise and have a global mindset. Aside from attending conferences across the United States and Canada, Henry has had the honor of being on the secretariat of PACMUN 2019, EDUMUN 2019, and BELLARMUN 2018-2020. Outside of the MUN-verse, Henry can almost always be found close to a computer covered with code, surrounded by piles of textbooks, papers, and more technology. Henry’s life is dominated by MUN and his studies, but when freed from his 20lb backpack, Henry enjoys supporting the Bellarmine Drama Program’s tech division or rock climbing - but at the end of the day, there is inevitably a multi-tab MUN spreadsheet open on his computer. As a MUN-obsessed and tired secretariat member, Henry joyfully welcomes you to register for KINGMUN 2020 and take your next steps towards leadership. See you in the Spring!

tech@kingmun.org

2019 SECRETARIAT

2019 Secretariat Collage

2019-2020 Media Interns

The MUN Northwest Media Internship is a year-round internship where interns create and design a variety of promotional/marketing materials and media for all of MUN Northwest’s conferences in the form of photography, videos, social media posts, and more. The MUN Northwest Media Internship is a unique opportunity for high schoolers to grow their skills through on-site and off-site long-term media projects.

The 2020-21 MUN Northwest Media Internship application will open in May 2020 and any questions can be directed to Katherine Holo, at sg@pacificmun.com.

Portrait of Mo Shameer

Mo Shameer

Videography & Photography Intern

Mo Shameer is a senior at Interlake High School. Now in his second year as a part of PACMUN’s media team and first year as a MUN Northwest Intern, he’s determined to capture every special moment and memory during conferences. Mo has been practicing filmmaking and media work for last 4 years and what started as a hobby is now the makings of a career. He joined the media staff of PACMUN 2018 and to create a spectacular recap of the event. When he’s not covering an event or working on short films, he’s—well that’s he does. Maybe watching a movie or something. He’s more than excited to be working with MUN Northwest again and can’t wait to make something new this year!

Portrait of Isabelle Nurzhanov

Isabelle Nurzhanov

Graphic Design & Photography Intern

Isabelle Nurzhanov is a junior at The Center School who can usually be found scouting for the best cup of chai in Seattle. (It’s currently the one made at Sugar Bakery in Queen Anne). She began her MUN career only a year ago at PACMUN 2018, but has since fallen in love with the thrill of debate and diplomacy. At The Center School, she co-leads the Art Club and Racial Justice Alliance, and serves as the Junior Class Secretary. When she isn’t designing graphics and taking photos for MUN Northwest, Isabelle enjoys baking, drinking copious amounts of Earl Grey tea, watching pretentious indie movies, and trying to learn Russian so she can finally understand her extended family for once.

Portrait of Matthew Villalba-Mutis

Matthew Villalba-Mutis

Graphic Design & Photography Intern

Matthew Villalba-Mutis is a sophomore in the Cambridge Program at Juanita High School in Kirkland. After participating in the political cosplay of CELAC at PACMUN 2018, where the most memorable thing was Colombia moving to the moon and the entire South American continent disappearing from existence, he was hooked on the MUN experience and wanted more. When not making instagram stories or retaking staff members’ pictures for MUN, he likes to hike, do photography (@mateo_villam on IG), and play lots of tennis. He’s excited to be a MUN Northwest Media Intern and looks forward to creating excellent content across all the conferences!

Portrait of Bentley Eldrige

Bentley Eldrige

Videography & Photography Intern

Bentley Eldridge is a junior at Bainbridge High School. He fell victim to the MUN epidemic in freshman year and hasn’t questioned that decision since. Model UN “literally blew up” his life, since the various conferences he has attended vastly expanded his understanding of international politics, to the point of mental and spiritual enlightenment. The Great Flood of Knowledge, as he called the experience, then lead to an almost predestined opportunity to apply for the PACMUN Media Team. Right then and there, Bentley’s passions for MUN and cinematography merged into one frame. This would be his shot at redemption, having missed this opportunity many times in alternate universes. In his free time, Bentley enjoys boredom and the potential it holds. More often, however, you can find him rowing on the Bainbridge varsity rowing team, shooting music videos, and trying to break the norms of filmmaking. The excitement of this biography doesn’t stop here. To stay up to date with the chaos and cinematography in his life, follow @bentley.eldridge on Instagram.

MUN Northwest

KINGMUN is part of Model United Nations Northwest, a student-run organization that provides the resources for conferences and schools in the Pacific Northwest.

Each year, a unique Secretariat is selected to prepare for each individual conference; these dynamic teams of high school students work diligently year-round to craft a website, develop systems for registration, write committee background guides, search for grants and sponsors, promote conferences on social media, negotiate agreements with hotels in the downtown Seattle area, and much more. Each Secretariat is overseen by the MUN Northwest Board of Directors, made up of former Secretariat members, founding members, and experienced members of the MUN community in the Pacific Northwest.

You can learn more about Model United Nations Northwest on their website.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

MONISHA WEERASUNDARA

President

SUBRAMANIAN RAMACHANDRAN

Chairman
Shawdi Mehrvarzan
Kelsey Braford
Angie McNally
Jack Li
Paige Chickering
Trevor Mueller
EJ Velasco