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Secretary General
April Zhang

April Zhang is a third-year Environmental Studies and Sociology double major from Shenzhen, China. She immediately fell in love with Model UN when she joined this wonderful, family-like team as a freshman, and had so much fun serving as the Director of Training over the past year. This year, she is excited to introduce more MUN-loving “nerds” to gorgeous Santa Barbara during the team’s collegiate conference. Outside of MUN, you can catch April advocating for environmental causes, reading, and listening to K-pop. After college, April plans to go to law school, and maybe wind up at the actual UN… who knows?



Director General
Maya Top

Maya is a second-year Political Science major/French and Comparative Literature minor from Los Angeles, California. Since joining Model UN at the age of twelve, they have been dedicated to the world of international relations and diplomacy, which drove them to continue MUN in college. Outside of MUN, Maya has been known to dabble in the humanities, with an interest in art history and literature, as well as the occasional vacation abroad with their family. After graduation, Maya hopes to pursue a career in public policy and law.



Director of Logistics
Schuyler Capita

Schuyler Capita is a second-year political science and philosophy major from San Diego, CA. He competed in Speech and Debate and MUN throughout the entirety of high school and thoroughly enjoys discussing intriguing global topics with similarly driven peers. Schuyler is ecstatic to serve as your Director of Logistics, and hopes that all delegates will elevate the standard of competition (and have fun too). Outside of MUN, Schuyler sails competitively, dabbles in fashion, and listens to Ye.


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Director of
External affairs

Jordan Tulak

Jordan is a fourth-year political science and history double major who likes long walks on the beach, piña coladas, and getting caught in the rain. He has been involved in Model UN for three years, having been drawn to the fantastic people in the organization and the convergence of political issues with history. He has his eyes set on law school, and his LSAT scores set on clown college. Jordan spends most of his spare time trying to make wicked bass lines. On a typical day, Jordan can be found in the library researching anything but his homework.



USG of GA and
Specialized COmmittees

Thuy Pham

Thuy is a third-year Political Science and Global Studies double major from Orange County, California. She has actively been involved in Model United Nations since high school and has been continuing since she was admitted to UC Santa Barbara. Outside of MUN, you can find her serving as the cultural chair for UCSB’s Vietnamese Student Association, at an art museum, or even at a K-pop concert. After graduating, Thuy hopes to attend law school and pursue a career as a lawyer.



USG of Crisis Committees
Noah Ropp

Noah Ropp is a third-year history major from Santa Clarita, California. He joined the MUN team his second year after school reopened from COVID, and has loved the connections, skills, and friends it's helped him develop since then. He looks forward to trying to expand that opportunity to new people and make them feel at home on the team regardless of experience with MUN (he’d never done it before he joined) in his position as director of recruitment. When he’s not doing MUN, you can catch him leading tours around campus and relaxing with some video games or good food. After college, Noah plans to head to law school and pursue a career in public policy or politics.

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