Jason Nykorczuk, Secretary-General
Jason Nykorczuk is a senior at William and Mary from central New Jersey, ready and raring for conference weekend to arrive. He is a member of the class of 2018 and has been participating in the college's IR Club since his freshman year. Having worked as USG-GA and Registration Director of WMHSMUN previously, Jason is incredibly excited to lead the conference to new heights. Outside of the club, Jason can be found lending a helping hand and a guiding touch to freshman in need through his position as an RA. He is anticipating an unforgettable weekend that simultaneously provides a rewarding experience for delegates and introduces a fresh batch of smiling faces to the beautiful William and Mary campus!
Henry Crossman, Director-General
Henry Crossman is a junior and International Relations major at William and Mary. He is an active member of the W&M IR club, and previously worked as the USG-GA for WMHSMUN 30. In addition to WMHSMUN, Henry is a research assistant for the Teaching, Research, and International Policy (TRIP) Project of the Institute for the Theory and Practice of International Relations and is an associate editor of the Monitor Journal of International Studies. He can’t wait to welcome you to campus for an incredible weekend!
Claire Kartoz, Registration Director
Claire Kartoz is a junior at the College, and an International Relations and Environmental Policy double major. Outside of Model UN, Claire is a tour guide and a committed member of the Club Swim team. In the past, she has acted as an Orientation Aide for freshman, as well as interned with the Air Force through the Peace and Conflict Studies program. In her free time, Claire loves going on adventures with her friends or having lunch in a cute coffee shop. Having spent last year as Conference Development Director, she can't wait to welcome delegates back to campus to enjoy another iteration of WMHSMUN!
William Ryu, Chief of Staff
Will is a sophomore from Fairfax, Virginia studying International Relations and Economics at the college. After first participating in Model UN at WMHSMUN XVI and later serving on the Secretariat of his high school Model United Nations organization, he joined the William & Mary International Relations Club to continue competing in and organizing conferences. Aside from his involvement in the IRC, he is also a brother of the Kappa Delta Rho fraternity. In his free time, Will loves road trips, photography, skiing, and trying new food from all over the world. He is dedicated to creating the best possible conference experience for each and every delegate and can't wait to welcome everyone to the W&M campus in November!
Isabella Pizarro, Undersecretary-General, General Assemblies
Isabella is a senior at the College and is majoring in International Relations and minoring in History. She is from the northern Virginia area. She has been involved in Model UN since her freshman year of high school – her first conference was WMHSMUN 24! Outside of MUN Isabella is a member of the social sorority Delta Delta Delta. You can usually find her doing school work at the local coffee shop on campus. Isabella is so excited to welcome all the delegates to WMHSMUN 31.
Abhi Chadha, Undersecretary-General, Specialized Agencies
Abhi Chadha is a sophomore at the College of William & Mary, seeking an undergraduate degree in Computer Science. He is from Ashburn, Virginia, about 45 minutes from Washington D.C. Despite his major not being in International Relations, Abhi maintains a strong interest in the field. He competed with his high school team, and served on the secretariat of that team. With the International Relations Club at William & Mary, Abhi has had the opportunity to direct the middle school conference the College hosts (WMIDMUN) and travel to places like Montreal. Outside of the International Relations Club, Abhi is a member of the William & Mary Bhangra Team and the South Asian Student Association. In his spare time, he enjoys watching Netflix, reading old issues of Time Magazine, and scrolling through news websites. Abhi is so excited to welcome the delegates to WMHSMUN XXXI, and to the beauty that is Williamsburg!
Jake Ferrara, Undersecretary-General, Crisis Committees
Jake is a sophomore at the college where he studies government and international relations. He was previously a director at WMHSMUN 30 and a delegate at the 28th session. He is active on campus where he is a member of the Delta Phi Fraternity.
Manjari Kumarappan, Media Director
Manjari Kumarappan is a senior at William and Mary from Northern Virginia. She is pursuing a self-designed major in Public Health and Chemical Sciences, contrasting her ever growing passion for design. She has been involved with Model United Nations and WMHSMUN itself for the past eight years and was the Media Director for WMHSMUN 30. More than anything, she wants to make this conference a very memorable one as it will be her last WMHSMUN. Outside of the International Relations Club, Manjari serves as a member of Alpha Phi Omega, a co-ed service fraternity, leading a project on substance abuse recovery, and works as the media coordinator for the Williamsburg KOA campground. She can’t wait to surprise you in the months leading up to the conference and make sure you say hello when you get here!
Alexandra Neumann, Director of Conference Development
Alex Neumann is a sophomore from South Africa studying Government and Psychology. A thirst for knowledge and extensive travelling has fostered her love for international affairs. The International Relations Club was the first organisation she joined when she came to William and Mary, and she immediately got involved by serving on the WMHSMUN 30 secretariat as Assistant Media Director, and directed a committee on the Ebola outbreak at WMIDMUN XV. In her free time, she enjoys binge-watching Grey’s Anatomy, obsessing over dogs, drinking tea, and planning for travel trips. She can’t wait to serve on secretariat again, and is eager to construct wonderful experiences for all delegates.
Abby Bilenkin, Director of Technology
Abby Bilenkin is a sophomore from central New Jersey majoring in computer science. Outside of Model UN, Abby revises students' scholarship essays as a Peer Scholarship Advisor, helps organize events for HEART, a student organization dedicated to fighting human trafficking, participates in development aid research at AidData, and is a member of W&M's chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery. In her free time, Abby enjoys reading, writing music, and playing acoustic guitar. She is super excited to be Director of Technology for WMHSMUN 31 and can't wait to contribute to and improve delegate experience at the conference.
Emiline Walker, Charge d'affaires