This year’s Secretary-General, Gokul Anil, is a Model UN fanatic who has been doing Model UN since high school. Gokul, originally from Troy, Michigan, is a junior majoring in International Relations with a double major in Finance. Gokul participated in MSUMUN XIV as a delegate and loved it! This will be his third year with MSUMUN as a staff member. He served as an Assistant Crisis Director in MSUMUN XV, and as the Undersecretary-General (USG) of Finance for MSUMUN XVI. This year, Gokul is honored to serve as your Secretary-General for MSUMUN XVII. He strives to make MSUMUN XVII the best conference that MSUMUN has ever hosted. Outside of MUN, Gokul enjoys Spartan Athletics, cooking, and watching Netflix. He is very excited to continue MSUMUN’s tradition of excellence, and to gavel in its seventeenth session. Go Green!
Michael, originally from Holland, Michigan, is a Junior double majoring in World Politics and Social Relations & Policy. Previously, for MSUMUN XVI, Michael was an Assistant Chair for the Paris Peace Conference 1919 specialized committee. For MSUMUN XVII, Michael served as the Undersecretary-General (USG) of Community Outreach. As USG of Community Outreach, Michael was responsible for the fundraising and community involvement aspects of MSUMUN XVII. And this year, Michael is honored to be able to serve as the Deputy Secretary-General for MSUMUN XVIII. Aside from MSUMUN, Michael loves re-watching the Netflix series “The Crown”, reading for enjoyment (doesn’t happen often), and hanging out with family and friends. He is very excited to make MSUMUN XVIII the best session yet!
Chief of Staff
Alexandra is a sophomore in James Madison College majoring in Political Theory and Constitutional Democracies and Economics. Alexandra has served as an Assistant Chair in RCMUN VI and for the Arctic Council at MSUMUN XVII. She is also involved in Student Consulting for Non-profit Organizations, MSUMUN’s sister organization IRO, is a moderator for MeDMUN IIV, and is an intern for the Michigan House of Representatives. Alexandra is extremely excited to be this session’s Chief of Staff and cannot wait for MSUMUN XVIII. Good luck delegates!
Undersecretary-General of Committees
Rachel is a senior studying Neuroscience with Lyman Briggs College. In previous years, she was part of the Junior Staff for the World Health Organization and the Social, Cultural, and Humanitarian Committee, and was the Chair of the United Nations Children’s Fund. Outside of MUN, she spends her free time dancing, writing, and drawing. Rachel is looking forward to seeing you all at MSUMUN XVIII!
Undersecretary-General of Crisis
Celia Hallan is a senior studying International Relations and Environmental Geography. She cannot wait to spend her fourth and final year with MSUMUN as Undersecretary-General of Crisis, having previously served as Assistant Chair for the Food and Agricultural Organization, Assistant Crisis Director for 2075: Global Coalition for Climate Action, and Crisis Director for Rising Waters: Hurricane Katrina 2005. She is also an active member of MSU’s competitive Model UN team and works as a research assistant in James Madison College. When not doing MUN, Celia enjoys hunting for the perfect ice cream, working with the Spartan Sierra Club, and geeking out about Broadway musicals.
Secretary-General of Red Cedar Model United Nations
Chayse Hurley is a second year student at Michigan State University majoring in Philosophy and Political Science-Prelaw with a minor in STEPP. Previously, Chayse worked as assistant chair in the United Nations Environment Nations Programme Committee for MSUMUN XVII. She is and Intercultural Aid and in her free time can be found reading. She also enjoys taking long walks to find good pizza, volunteering for Read to Succeed and running. Chayse is thrilled to be serving as Secretary General of RCMUN this year.
Undersecretary-General of External Affairs
Grant is a senior with the College of Social Science and James Madison College where he is pursing majors in Economics and International Relations and minors in Russian and Eastern Eurasian Studies. This is his first year on Secretariat, but had previously served as the Crisis Chair of Yatsenyuk’s Interim Government during MSUMUN XVII, and as a member of Junior Staff in the Under the Double Eagles Crisis Committee in MSUMUN XVI. Outside of MSUMUN, Grant enjoys long-distance biking, playing video games, and playing his bass guitar.
Undersecretary-General of Internal Affairs
Katie is a junior studying Comparative Cultures and Politics. This is Katie’s second year in the position of Internal Affairs and her third year as a MSUMUN staff member. She is also an active member of MSU’s Competitive Model UN team and serves as the Vice President of Technology and Operations. When not consumed in Model UN and school work, Katie spends her time working as a Resident Assistant, playing guitar, and watching Netflix. Katie is incredibly excited to serve on Secretariat again this year and hopes to make the conference more enjoyable for delegates, advisors, and staff.
Undersecretary-General of Community Outreach
Andrew Carpenter is a Sophomore at Michigan State with a major in International Relations and minors in International Business and Political Economy. Andrew was a delegate to MSUMUN and other MUN conferences in high school and actively participates in IRO, MSU’s competitive MUN team. Andrew has previously served as assistant chair for the Committee to Restore Detroit for MSUMUN XVII. Andrew enjoys Faygo Redpop, long walks on the beach, and unmoderated caucuses.
Undersecretary-General of Finance
Thies Ey is a Junior at Michigan State University majoring in International Relations and Comparative Cultures & Politics. Including minors in German and Economics, he is specializing in the region of Western European culture and politics. His interests outside of class are putting one foot in front of the other quite quickly, kicking a ball whilst putting one foot in front of the other quite quickly, and generally consuming unhealthy amounts of apple sauce quite quickly. This is Thies’s third year being involved with the world of Model United Nations, meaning that mathematically some MSUMUN participants have more experience than him. More years do not equal more fun, as Thies argues that he has had the most fun with MUN in his three years. Silliness aside, he looks forward to the upcoming conference with high hopes for the attendants to somehow enjoy MUN more than him.
Undersecretary-General of Technology and Operations
Annie is a junior studying International Relations, Comparative Cultures and Politics, and French. She served as an Assistant Chair for the Assembly of the African Union at MSUMUN XVII, and this is her first year on Secretariat. She is an active member of MSUMUN’s sister organization IRO, MSU’s competitive MUN team. When not doing MUN, she enjoys reading, arguing about politics, and wasting time on Youtube and/or Netflix. Annie is so excited to make MSUMUN XVIII the best session yet!