Meet the Secretariat

Clayton Southerly, Secretary-General, is a member of the Class of 2015 at the College pursuing a major in International Relations and a minor in Economics. A veteran member of the Secretariat, WMHSMUN XXVIII will be his fourth collegiate secretariat and seventh overall. Originally from Fairfax, Virginia, Clayton loves life at William & Mary. Outside of class and the IRC, he enjoys cooking and spending time with friends. He's excited to have all of you in Williamsburg and is looking forward to an amazing conference!
Brendan McNamara, Director General, is a junior at William & Mary from central New Jersey and is overly excited for WMHSMUN XXVIII. Brendan has been lucky enough to have served on the WMHSMUN secretariat since his freshman year. He first filled the secretariat's freshman position as Assistant Director of Conference Development and then Director of Conference Development his sophomore year. Through both positions, Brendan planned social events for WMHSMUN. The William & Mary International Relations Club has been one of Brendan's many homes on campus. Aside from IR Club, Brendan can be found stumbling backwards on bricks while walking around campus as a Tour Guide for Admissions Office, hanging out with his social fraternity brothers at the Kappa Delta Rho house, or meeting for the Undergraduate Honor Council. Currently, Brendan is counting down the days until WMHSMUN XXVIII and can't wait for all the delegates to come to the beautiful College of William & Mary!
Director of Registration
Melanie Gilbert, Director of Registration, originally from Stafford, Virginia, is a senior at the College majoring in International Relations and minoring in Middle Eastern Studies. She is very involved in William & Mary's International Relations Club, traveling to conferences and directing committees for the middle school and college conferences. Aside from working part-time on campus, Melanie is a brother in Alpha Phi Omega, a co-ed service fraternity, tutors weekly at a local school, and is a member of Alma Mater Productions, the college's event planning organization. WMHSMUN is the reason Melanie chose to attend William & Mary after being a delegate, and she is beyond excited to return as Registration Director and make the conference the best it can be.
Undersecretary-General for General Assemblies
Rachel Merriman-Goldring, Under-Secretary General for General Assemblies, is a member of the Class of 2017 originally hailing from Arlington, Virginia. She is currently intending to double major in government and environmental policy. She has been staffing, attending, and organizing conferences since her freshman year of high school, and is thrilled to be a member of the WMHSMUN secretariat. Outside of traveling with the MUN team and hanging out with her friends in the International Relations Club, she loves having late night conversations with her hallmates, painting, photographing, and drinking copious amounts of tea.
Undersecretary-General for Specialized Agencies
Dominick Margiotta, Under-Secretary-General for Specialized Agencies, is a Sophomore at the College of William & Mary, where he is Majoring in International Relations and Minoring in Hispanic Studies. Dominick has been involved with Model UN as a delegate, committee director, and crisis staffer since 5th Grade, including directing the EXCOMM Committee of WMHSMUN XXVII. Dominick hopes to use his MUN background to help bring you the best committee experience in the history of WMHSMUN! Outside of WMHSMUN, Dominick is a Research Assistant at AidData, an active member of both William and Mary's Catholic Campus Ministry and the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. Dominick is from Mendham, New Jersey, loves Italian food, and his hobbies include avidly following all collegiate, professional, and Olympic sports, geography (especially reading maps), playing intramural soccer and basketball, and spending quality time with family and friends.
Chief of Staff
Hannah Kohn, Chief of Staff, was born and raised in Fairfax, Virginia, and is a member of the Class of 2015 at the College, majoring in Peace & Conflict Studies and minoring in Public Health. She has more recently become involved with the International Relations Club and is so excited to take on a Secretariat role after a great experience staffing WMHSMUN XXVII. On campus, Hannah is involved with Student Assembly, the Center for Student Diversity, the Student Organization for Medical Outreach and Sustainability, and Alpha Phi Omega, the co-ed service fraternity. She spends the rest of her time reading news and drinking chai lattes at the Grind, the main coffee shop on campus.
Director of Media
Sean Reilly, Director of Media, is a member of the class of 2016 at the is a member of the Class of 2016 originally from Summit, NJ, pursuing Economics and English majors at the College.Although Sean's experience in Model United Nations only began in college, he's been an international relations nerd since high school. In addition to the IR Club, Sean is a member of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity as well as a Tribe Ambassador. When he's not reading 19th-century romance novels (for class, honest!) he's probably drinking way too much coffee, working out at the Rec Center, or geeking out over fonts. Sean had a blast staffing WMHSMUN last year, and can't wait until conference weekend!
Director of Conference Development
Ani Sinani, Conference Development Director, is a sophomore at the College of William & Mary intending to major in International Relations and Hispanic Studies. Originally from Albania, he only began his Model UN career last year when he joined the William & Mary International Relations Club. Through the IRC, he had the opportunity to staff the three conferences that the College hosts, and travel with the W&M team in Montreal, San Francisco, and Brussels. Outside of class and MUN related activities, Ani also devotes his time to geocoding for AidData, serving as a W&M Tribe Ambassador, and spending his weekends at the magical Swem library. Ani is beyond excited to be a part of the Secretariat and plan the social events for the conference, and is looking forward to the greatest WMHSMUN weekend!
Director of Technology
Andrew Auchter, Director of Technology, originally from Arlington, Virginia, is a sophomore at the College of William & Mary and probably a physics major. When not working, his hobbies include blogging, rock climbing, SCUBA, and gaming. Andrew hopes to make this year's WMHSMUN the best one yet!
Director of Technology
Greg Wicks, Director of Technology, originally from Arlington, Virginia, is a sophomore at William and Mary majoring in Computer Science. He enjoying developing iOS and Android apps, installing Linux on things, and software development in general. Greg is in charge of this website and the servers that power it.
Assistant Director of Conference Development
TBD from the William & Mary Class of 2018