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Dais Members

Dais members for SHUMUN XXIII have been selected! Check out our dias members down below!


Chair: MaryBeth Ammari

MaryBeth Ammari is so excited for SHUMUN XXIII! She is currently a senior at Seton Hall studying International Relations & Diplomacy and Arabic. MaryBeth is pursuing work in International Law and National Security and will be attending law school next year! At Seton Hall, she is a Peer Advisor, ARC Tutor, Honors student, and Vice President of SHUNA; just to name a few. She is from Orange County, CA so New Jersey weather is always exciting to her! MaryBeth is an avid reader of fantasy novels, obsessed with the MCU, and always in the mood for boba (bubble tea for the east coasters). She’s looking forward to a great conference this year!



Crisis Director: George Schmidt

George is a junior at Seton Hall University, studying International Relations and French. This is his third year in SHUMUN. He is from Midland Park, a one-square-mile town in New Jersey. When not doing Model UN, George often plays video games, goes clothes shopping, and daydreams about travelling. He cannot wait to be a Crisis Director and wants everyone to feel free to ask him any questions about SHUMUN or Model UN in general!


Chair: Evelyn Tilelli

Evelyn is a Sophomore Diplomacy & International Relations Major with a double major in philosophy and a minor in Arabic. She is a member of SHUNA and has been involved in Model U.N. since high school. Her favorite type of committee is crisis and she has had experience both competing in and chairing crisis and specialized committees. Evelyn is from north New Jersey and loves to learn foreign languages, listen to music, and drink insane amounts of coffee daily. This is Evelyn’s second time participating in SHUMUN and she is very excited to see what direction the committee will go in as well as what ideas delegates will bring. Feel free to email her at with any questions about the committee.”


Crisis Director: Jake Halderson

Jake is a Senior studying History and International Relations at Seton Hall University with minors in French and Economics. This is his fourth and final year doing model UN and third time being a Crisis director for a conference at SHUMUN. Jake was SHUNA’s former training coordinator and served as the trainer for one year. Outside of MUN you can find him watching movies, playing video games, playing dungeons and dragons, and writing.

Chair: Kacie Wright

Kacie Wright is a current Junior at Seton Hall University double majoring in  Diplomacy and International Relations and Italian. This is Kacie’s third year doing Model UN and she has learned so much and has made lifelong friendships from it. Outside of Model UN, Kacie is a member of Alpha Omicron Pi fraternity and is an Italian Studies scholar. She is super excited to be chairing again and cannot wait to see what you come up with! Feel free to reach out to her with any questions about the committee at!


Crisis Director: John Ruela 

Chair: Elena Soisson

Elena Soisson is a senior International Relations and Economics Major from Hillsborough, NJ. Elena has been involved in Model UN throughout her college career, and has participated in 7 conferences, and has previously served as treasurer, Vice President, and is now President of Seton Hall’s competitive Model UN team, SHUNA. At Seton Hall, Elena is also tour guide and a sorority president. Outside of class, Elena enjoys cooking, running, drinking tea and gardening. She is also interested in politics and law, and has interned at the Department of State and is currently applying to law school. This is Elena’s 4th and final SHUMUN and cannot wait to chair! Please contact her with any questions, comments, or concerns.