Raised in the Bay Area, Tara Mostafavi is a third year Communication major pursuing the Professional Writing minor. Debating from the coast to the midwest, Tara has made the most of her time in Model United Nations despite it being her first year on the team and second year in SBIMUN. Feeling at ease when speaking impromptu in front of too many people, Tara enjoys MUN because it has transformed her into a confident public speaker. Friendships formed on the team have made countless hours dedicated to the art of MUN a joy. Outside of MUN, Tara runs along the beach, writes for WORD magazine, and hangs out with friends.
Sofia Little is a second year Global Studies and Sociology major from Palo Alto, CA (and has a Bay Area superiority complex because of this). She has been doing Model UN since her freshman year of high school and fell in love with the debate and discussion of international diplomacy, which drove her to continue into college. Outside of MUN, you can catch Sofia at the scene shop building sets for the school productions, reading at the beach and drinking boba/coffee. After graduation, Sofia hopes to join the Peace Corps, hoping it will be life-altering and help her figure out what she wants to do for the rest of her life.
Director of Logistics
Truus van de Graaf
Truus van de Graaf is a fourth-year Sociology major from Camarillo, California. She transferred to UCSB from a ballet conservatory in Manhattan, New York. She is interested in exploring innovative solutions to global crises, so naturally, she gravitated toward UCSB's dazzling Model United Nations team. She is set to spend her summer working with local NGOs supporting the Youth Sports and Arts Refugee Program in Athens, Greece. However, If you're ever in search of Truus on campus, just follow the faint aroma of fresh espresso and lip gloss – or just check the tennis courts.
USG of General Assembly Committees
Santino Gigliotti is a second-year Political Science major with a minor in Italian from San Francisco, California. Santino was renowned as a child cooking prodigy and appeared as a main host for the nationally syndicated children's cooking show “Hey Kids, Let’s Cook.”Santino's expertise lies within international security and Italian domestic politics and is always ready for an unmoderated caucus. When he is not immersed in the world of MUN, you can witness his weekly dose of sadness as a Ferrari fan and proud devotion to his 49ers, Giants, and Warriors.
USG of Specialized Committees
Jasper is a second-year Political Science major from the East Bay, California. He is also pursuing minors in Architecture and Philsophy and loves to play Men's Rugby here at UCSB. This is his second year doing MUN and enjoys the connections, the conference experience, and the public speeking skills he's picked up. Outside of MUN, Jasper likes spending time with friends, hitting the gym, finding new music, traveling, and taking photos with his film camera. After graduating, he plans to enter the field of international relations working as an analyst with the federal government.
USG of Crisis Committees
Jada is a second year Economics major from Vancouver, Canada. She has been doing MUN since sophomore year of high school. She enjoys rock climbing, hiking, figure skating, fashion, and MMA. Outside of MUN she spends most of her free time talking to friends, exercising, or reading. After graduating she plans to go into a career in hedge funds but would also like to continue travelling as well as one day climb Kilimanjaro. She would deeply appreciate learning about other activities to do (but never get around to) so please talk to her about any hobbies.