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Senior Secretariat

The SHUMUN XXII Secretariat and Staff is hard at work making SHUMUN an unforgettable experience for all delegates!

Secretary-General: Peter Eggerding

Peter is a junior in the Diplomacy School at Seton Hall with a secondary major in philosophy and minors in economics and Eastern European studies. This will be his third-year staffing SHUMUN and his second year on the Senior Secretariat. He has been competing in Model U.N. for the last 7 years through high school and SHUNA, Seton Hall’s competitive team. Peter is from the suburbs of Chicago and swears by deep dish pizza. In his free time, Peter enjoys absurd amounts of coffee, watching Marvel movies (Dr. Strange is his favorite Avenger), as well as discussing current events with other Diplomacy students. He is extremely excited to present SHUMUN XXII and cannot wait to see diplomacy and collaboration at work this coming spring!



Director-General: Chrissie Mones

Chrissie is a sophomore studying International Relations and Diplomacy at Seton Hall with a minor in Spanish. This is her second year participating in SHUMUN and her first year on Senior Secretariat. She has been involved with Model UN since her freshman year of high school. Chrissie is from northern New Jersey and enjoys hiking, skiing, baking, and cooking in her free time. She has two German Short-haired Pointers that often join her on outdoor endeavors. On campus, Chrissie spends time as a Peer Advisor and as a member of Seton Hall’s competitive Model UN team. Chrissie is excited for SHUMUN XXII to get rolling and can’t wait to see the debates students will engage in!

Under-Secretary-General of Finances and General Assembly

Committees: Sebastian Kopec

Sebastian is a third-year undergraduate student studying International Relations and Diplomacy with minors in Russian, Eastern European Studies, History, and Economics. This is his third SHUMUN and his first year on Senior Secretariat. This is also his third year of SHUMUN and he has been to seven conferences and been awarded at two of them. Outside of MUN he enjoys watching movies and playing Dungeons and Dragons with his friends. He also considers himself an accomplished home cook, though his housemates might disagree. Additionally, he is involved in activism and politics through the Sunrise Movement and DSA in New Jersey as well as back home in Chicago. He is excited about this year’s SHUMUN and cannot wait to put in the effort to make it an excellent conference for the delegates and staffers alike!


Under-Secretary-General of External Relations: Lisi Cavalli

Elisa is a sophomore in the School of Diplomacy and International Relations, and on track to double major in International Relations and Modern Languages with a focus on Arabic and French. This is her first year staffing SHUMUN, and first year on Senior Secretariat. This also her second year on SHUNA, Seton Hall’s competitive Model UN team where she hopes she can continue going to conferences and awarding with her closest friends. Elisa is from Northern California (the superior part of CA) and enjoys learning foreign languages, sometimes ten at a time, along with reading, and working on her novel. She is also a Work Study student at the on-campus Division of Volunteer Efforts where she loves to spend time serving the South Orange community and Seton Hall. She hopes to make SHUMUN XXII one of the best years yet and is excited to see what all of the delegates will bring to the table.

Under-Secretary-General of Crisis Committees: John Ruela

John is a Junior majoring in History and Religion, as well as minoring in Middle Eastern Studies. This is his third-year staffing SHUMUN, his first on the Senior Secretariat. He is a member of SHUNA, Seton Hall’s competitive Model UN team, and served on its executive board as Member at Large his sophomore year. John is from Stafford Township, New Jersey and enjoys staying up too late and wandering campus when no one else is around. In his free time, he plays video games, reads Kurt Vonnegut, and loves to drive just about anywhere. He cannot wait to make SHUMUN XXII a memorable and amazing experience for delegates and staff!