Meet the Team
Introducing the team behind KentMUN 2019, the Secretariat
Vishnu is a fourth-year student pursuing a BA (Hons) Sociology with a Year in Computing at the University of Kent. He was previously the Director of Finance for the Kent Model United Nations Society.
As far as MUN is concerned, he prefers being a delegate in the Security Council and Crisis committees, owing to the highly intensive style of debate and dirty politics and intrigue involved.
Outside of MUN, Vishnu enjoys the occasional movie, travel, driving and a few sessions in Civ V, as well as Call of Duty. He also loves marshmallows.
He looks forward to meeting the chairs and delegates and spending time getting to know you in the course of the weekend!
Anna is Austrian-German and currently studying for a BA in Politics and International Relations. She has attended and chaired conferences in both high school and university, preferring special-political or social-humanitarian committees. Previously acting as director general for Kent’s high school conference, Anna has been actively involved in Kent’s MUN society in outreach and as a trustee for our charity.
Outside of MUN, Anna is a student representative and active in Kent’s UNICEF and belly-dance society. She is looking forward to meeting our chairs and delegates, and spending time getting to know you at our socials!
Under Secretary-General for Finance
KentMUN’s USG Finance 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.
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 Outreach
Next in our secretariat introduction line-up is David Lakin, USG for Outreach. 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.
Under Secretary-General for Logistics
This year's USG of Logistics is Munashe Ali, a British-African raised in Essex.
He studies computer systems engineering, probably because he spent too much time as a kid on his computer. Though he must admit, despite this side, he's still in love with Disney films.
Outside of MUN Munashe claims to not really have a social life, which is how he got his role on Kent MUN Society’s Committee as Director of Events. Though he does enjoy Cooking, Gaming; Gyming.
As Albert Einstein once quoted, "Your imagination is only a preview of your life’s coming attractions, so dream big and don’t sleep". With this in mind, he hopes to see you all dreaming big at this years KentMUN, as with his socials you definitely won't be getting much in the way of sleep!
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