The SHUMUN XX Secretariat and Staff is compromised of the very best students and leaders who are committed to making this year’s conference the best yet! We are so excited to work with delegates to make this not only a learning experience, but a weekend to be remembered! By the end of the conference, we anticipate delegates will have a better understanding of how civil conflicts past and present have redefined our world.
Secretary General: Kyla Stewart
Kyla is a senior in Seton Hall’s School of Diplomacy, majoring in International Relations with a secondary major in Latin American Studies and a minor in Spanish. She has a deep love for Model UN and has devoted much of her time to it since high school. Before being elected as Secretary General, she staffed SHUMUN as a chair for UNODC then Under-Secretary General of Committees. She also takes an active role in SHUNA, our competitive Model UN team, traveling with them regularly. Outside of this, she is a proud Peer Advisor in Seton Hall’s Freshman Studies Program, a member of Delta Phi Epsilon sorority, and a lover of all things food, music, and Netflix. She is a Florida native and misses her dogs and family deeply while in New Jersey, but she finds solace by spending all of her time with her best friends and laughing as much as possible.
Director General: Noelle Sorich
Noelle is a senior and also a Diplomacy and International Relations and Modern Languages double major, with a minor in Economics. She is the current Director General. From Seattle, Washington, she is one of the founders of PACMUN, but she has gone on since to serve as SHUMUNs USG of Conference Services, USG of Committees, USG of Crisis Committees and also currently serves as the Seton Hall collegiate team’s President. With 7 years of MUN experience, she’s gone on to represent SHUNA at multiple conferences winning multiple awards along the way. Apart from Model UN, she’s a lover of all things Parks and Rec, Hamilton, and waffles.
Under-Secretary General of External Relations: Caroline Hall
Caroline Hall is a senior Diplomacy major from Jacksonville Beach, FL (go jags). This is her first year on Senior Sec, and in prior years she has been the rapporteur and then director for crisis committees. She’s also the VP of SHUNA, our competitive Model UN team, resulting in her talking about MUN almost every day, which she honestly has no issue with. In the 5 hours a week she’s not working on MUN, talking about MUN, or going to MUN meetings, she enjoys doodling in her bullet journal, cooking with her friends, and talking about controversial topics over a steamy cup of coffee. She’s extremely excited for SHUMUN XX and can’t wait to meet you all.
Under-Secretary General of General Assembly Committees: Christopher McNeil
Christopher McNeil is senior from South Plainfield, NJ, studying Diplomacy & International Relations and Economics, with a minor in Spanish. He is involved in College Democrats as the Vice President, as well as the Historian for the fraternity Alpha Chi Rho and currently interns for Tom Malinowski’s Congressional campaign. This will be his fourth year doing SHUMUN, starting off as a Director freshman year and now as Under-Secretary General of General Assembly Committees. He wants to let all delegates know that they should not be afraid to go beyond boundaries when writing resolutions, directives, or crisis notes and to always ask questions if they are hesitant on anything.
Under-Secretary General of Crisis Committees: Casey Stickel
Casey is a junior currently serving as our Under-Secretary General of Crisis Committees. She is pursuing a double major in Diplomacy & International Relations and Modern Languages (French & Arabic) with a minor in Economics. She has staffed with SHUMUN since freshman year, serving as a DISEC rapporteur and then a DISEC chair. In addition to SHUMUN, she also has been an active participant in Seton Hall’s competitive MUN team (SHUNA) and currently serves as the team’s training coordinator. Casey’s favorite things to do outside of school and MUN include listening to obscure indie music, eating pizza from the Village Trattoria, and constantly talking about Crusader Kings II. She also enjoys visiting her family back in Sarasota, Florida and commenting on how much nicer the weather is there than at her old home in Connecticut.
Under-Secretary General of Press Corps: Mariah McCloskey
Mariah is a junior Diplomacy and Economics major with a minor in Arabic. Mariah is currently the web editor at the Diplomatic Envoy, Seton Hall’s diplomacy student-led publication. She also has worked as a Speak Truth to Power intern at the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights and as a Research Aid for the Women’s Islamic Initiative in Spirituality and Equality. She has staffed previous SHUMUN conferences as press corps staff and is looking forward to taking over the program and teaching delegates about the importance of press and media as well as getting to know them all.
Under-Secretary General of Logistics and Technology: James Tracey
James Tracey is a sophomore at the Seton Hall School of Diplomacy, double majoring in Modern Languages with Spanish and Russian. Originally from Boston, Massachusetts, James became interested in diplomacy through various past exchange programs he had the opportunity to participate in thanks to his high school. Soon after arriving here, his peer advisor informed him about Seton Hall’s competitive Model UN team, where he currently serves as secretary. Through his experiences with SHUNA, he discovered SHUMUN, where he has previously served as a crisis committee rapporteur and now as Under Secretary General of Logistics and Technology.