About Us

The SHUMUN XVI Secretariat and Staff is compromised of leaders who aspire to make this years conference a success. This year we have renovated our website and simulations to facilitate thought-provoking discussion and creative solutions. 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. 

Angelo Piro


Liza Bell

Liza Bell is a Junior, Diplomacy and International Relations major at Seton Hall University. Liza will be serving as Director-General for SHUMUN XVII. She has been involved in Model UN since her freshman year of high school. Liza is currently the Marketing Manger for Best Delegate. When she is not doing MUN-related things, she listens to music, specifically Billy Joel, watches episodes of How I Met Your Mother, usually in syndication, and enjoys the company of her friends. Liza is incredibly excited to organize SHUMUN XVII and hopes everyone enjoys themselves.

Jenna Leis

Jenna photo shumunJenna is a sophomore, Diplomacy and International Relations major at Seton Hall and will be serving as the Under Secretary General of External Relations. She is from Long Island where she has been attending and staffing conferences since her freshman year of high school. Once at Seton Hall she continued in the schools Model United Nations, SHUNA where she is now the historian/ marketing head. In addition to this she has had the privilege of staffing this past years Global Classrooms International Conference and will once again attend it this upcoming May. In her free time she is the coffee house chair for the Seton Hall Student Activities Board, where she works to bring fun events to the students of the school. In her free time she likes to take naps and watch Doctor Who on Netflix.


Bill Golba

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Bill Golba, Under-Secretary-General for Committees, is a second-year diplomacy graduate student specializing in international organizations. He has been active in Model UN since junior high school, attending conferences as a delegate at numerous universities, as well as at the UN. As an undergraduate student, he served on the staff of several high school conferences, including two years as secretary-general of the Canisius College High School Model UN conference. In addition to his participation in SHUMUN, Bill currently serves as executive producer of “The Global Current,” a half-hour weekly diplomacy radio show on WSOU 89.5 FM, deputy editor-in-chief of the Seton Hall Journal of Diplomacy and International Relations, and assistant editor of Seton Hall magazine. Bill earned a B.A. with honors in Political Science, International Relations, European Studies, and German from Canisius College in Buffalo, NY. Before coming to Seton Hall, he spent two years in Vienna, Austria as a US Fulbright Student and English Teaching Assistant.

Cynthia Sularz

Currently an undergraduate student at Seton Hall University, Cynthia studies International Relations & Modern Languages. She has worked abroad in Nerekhta, Russia and participated as the United States Delegate to the 2015 G(irls)20 conference in Sydney, Australia. Cynthia has also studied in Lublin, Poland and in Freiburg, Germany. She has worked at the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom: PeaceWomen and now is currently working at BRAC.

John Carey

JJohn Carey ONE headshotohn Carey is a senior at Seton Hall studying Diplomacy, Economics, Spanish, and Russian. He will be the Under-Secretary for Logistics for SHUMUN. Currently, he is the president of the ONE Campaign chapter at Seton Hall and writes for the Diplomatic Envoy. He recently took a trip to the Basque region in Spain to study Basque nationalism. John looks forward to working on SHUMUN.



Noelle Sorich

NoelleNoelle is currently a Freshman at Seton Hall studying Diplomacy/International Relations and Modern Languages. She will be serving as the Under-Secretary General of Conference Services. Noelle has been doing Model UN since her sophomore year in high school, and is currently a member of the Seton Hall delegation. She staffed a conference in Canada as well as helping her friends back home in Seattle, WA start a high-school run conference for the area. While she’s not doing Model UN, she likes to play her trumpet in the University’s Pep Band or watch unnecessary amounts of romantic comedy movies or Parks and Rec. She is so excited to be a part of SHUMUN 2016, and hopes everyone enjoys the conference.