This past Saturday the Metro Detroit Model United Nations Organization held its fifth MeDMUN conference. Nearly 200 delegates across 8 committees debated pressing issues from drug trafficking in the Americas to the effects of climate change on indigenous populations and a reformation of the Security Council sanctions process.
We are pleased to announce the election of Alison Shereda, Julia Iaquinto, and Sydney McKinstry as the Undersecretary Generals for the General Assemblies, Crisis Committees, and Regional Bodies, respectively. The three of them will join Mitchell Dennis, Secretary General, and Jordan Philllips, Undersecretary General for the Specialized Agencies on the Secretariat for MeDSeC I and MeDMUN V. Alison is a freshman at Michigan State University where she is studying international relations. Alison brings positive experience to the Secretariat, having attended MeDMUN I, II and III as a delegate, and staffing the Security Council at MeDMUN IV this January. Additionally, she competes on and staffs Michigan State’s Model UN team and high school conference.
Julia Iaquinto will serve as the USG of Crisis after having served this past year as the USG for the Regional Bodies. Studying political science at the University of Michigan, as well as staffing their high school conference, Julia will help make MeDMUN’s and MeDSeC’s crisis updates and scenarios as innovative as possible. Before joining the Secretariat for MeDMUN IV, she helped run Dakota’s Model UN Club and participated at MeMDUN I and II as a delegate.
Sydney McKinstry rounds out the recently elected Secretariat members, having won a 2-year term to organize the Regional Bodies. A student at the University of Michigan studying History and Psychology, Sydney staffs the University’s competitive conference as well as various MAGEC conferences. Bringing this experience to MeDMUN, she has staffed MeDMUN III and IV and looks forward to bringing innovative committees to life at MeDMUN V.
All Undersecretary Generals serve 2 year terms and will serve for both MeDMUN V and VI in this capacity.