Meet the Team
Introducing the team behind KentMUN 2019, the Secretariat
KentMUN’s Secretary-General for this year is Adam Hajszan, a third year Economics student at the University of Kent. This year he also has the pleasure of serving as the treasurer of the Kent Model United Nations Society. Like most other economists he can be easily entertained with graphs and pointless equations.
When it comes to MUN, Adam prefers chairing to being a delegate and he has demonstrated both passion and commitment to the role. Aside from this, he has spent the better part of the last year writing study guides for the weekly meetings held by his society.
Outside of MUN he likes to put his energy into his hobbies of photography and aviation.
David Joseph Lakin
David is 4th Year Politics and International Relations student at the University of Kent, and spent the third year as an exchange student in Okayama, Japan. Be it in Japan or the UK, David has been involved in MUN for three years, having attended seven conferences in total.
David’s MUN career started with an Oxfam charity conference in 2014, at which he represented Russia on the day after the Republic of Crimea was annexed by the Russian Federation. Needless to say, having to stand in support of an action that he fundamentally opposed served only to fuel David’s passion for MUN, and has been further fuelled throughout his time at university. Since 2015, David has attended conferences as both delegate and backroom. All of these experiences have helped to develop David’s diplomatic demeanour, as well as his alliteration.
Outside of MUN, David enjoys a wide range of activities both inside and out; when the weather is pleasant he takes any opportunity to go out walking or cycling, and when the weather turns Welsh you can find him at a keyboard or an Xbox controller. When the weather is very good, and the bank account very generous, David is known to build up flying hours on his Private Pilots’ Licence, piloting small Cessnas with the hope of moving up to something larger in the future.
Until then, however, David hopes to see you in good health in January, and wishes you an excellent day, today.
Yuan Jinn Tan
Under Secretary-General for Finance
Politics and International Relations student at University of Kent. Interested in global and Asian politics.
Under Secretary-General for Personnel
Your Under-Secretary General of Personnel this year is Zoe Braddick, a second year Politics and Economics student from the University of Reading, currently on a year in industry. Having been a part of the Model United Circuit for the last seven years, she has found MUN to be an extremely important part of her life, allowing her the opportunity to attend conferences both nationally and internationally.
Enjoying keeping busy, you may find her up and down the country, helping in the organisation of conferences such as NottsMUN18, as well as KentMUN19, so feel to come and say hello if you are attending! Last year, Zoe was the Secretary General of ReadiMUN17, and she is delighted to be bringing her experiences from this, along with the solid foundation that KentMUN already stands on to bring a fantastic opportunity that anyone and everyone can enjoy, with diverse committee opportunities and experiences for all to enjoy at this years conference.
She looks forward to meeting you all in January where the Secretariat will be raring to go, ready to meet the bright talent of tomorrow!
Under Secretary-General for Chairing
Lisa is a French second-year student from Sciences Po Lille. She currently studies for a bi-diplôme in Politics and International Relations in partnership with the University of Kent.
She has taken part in several conferences in France and abroad. Lisa also has chairing experience. When it comes to MUN, Lisa enjoys both being a delegate and a chair but has decided to accept a new challenge by joining KentMUN Secretariat.
Outside of university, Lisa has spent most of her weekends on basketball fields for regional competitions. On the field or at MUN, Lisa believes – just as Baron Coubertin – that the important thing is taking part. With this in mind, she hopes all delegates and chairs will enjoy this year’s KentMUN.
Under Secretary-General for Logistics
This year’s Under-Secretary-General of Logistics is Marinette Gaillon, a French student studying Politics in both Sciences Po and the University of Kent.
Marinette’s MUN career has started with the creation of a MUN club in her high school and has then continued with her participation to the World MUN 2018 in Panama, as well as chairing for the EDHEC MUN. Outside of MUN Marinette is passionate about music, dancing and musical theatre and is also active in Kent's Current Affairs Society.
Marinette loves that MUN is before anything else a reunion of many different cultures and viewpoints, she is therefore very proud to help organize a conference that will allow this to happen and can't wait to meet everyone participating!