SHUMUN XV Secretariat is compromised of 7 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. To better understand our vision, please first view our Conference page and then view our Committee page.
Secretary-General: Noha Zeitoun
She is a senior majoring in Diplomacy and International Relations with minors in Anthropology and Arabic. She is currently interning at the Synergos Institute, a non-profit that works to alleviate global poverty by creating partnerships between different local and international actors. After graduation, she hopes to work for an NGO or non-profit that works with human security and peace building in the MENA region. This is her fourth year with SHUMUN and she is honored to be your Secretary-General for SHUMUN XV.
Director-General: Sean Zimmerman
He is currently a junior at Seton Hall University majoring in Diplomacy and International Relations with minors in Economics and Spanish. He is the current President of the Model UN team at SHU and is an active volunteer with the United Nations Associations-USA program Global Classrooms, where he has helped coordinate six Model UN conferences in New York City. After graduating from Seton Hall, he looks to pursue a field with the State Department or at the United Nations.
Chief of Staff: Mario Alves Costa
He is a Junior in the College of Arts and Sciences at Seton Hall University, majoring in Political Science with a minor in Non Profit Management. Hailing from Aveiro, Portugal, he will be assuming the role of Chief of Staff for this year’s SHUMUN conference. He has participated in various Model United Nations conferences throughout high school as well as staffing this year’s MSMUN in New York City. In his spare time, Mario volunteers through his various roles in clubs and organizations on campus as well as being a self identified “health nut and fitness freak.
Chief of Operations: Vicky Mogeni
She is a Junior majoring in Diplomacy and International Relations Major at Seton Hall. Hailing from Nairobi, Kenya, she will be assuming the role of Chief of Operations for this years conference. She has been with SHUMUN since her freshman year at Seton Hall and is honored to be on the Senior Secretariat for this years conference. She is very excited to work with you all for SHUMUN XV!
Director of Committees: Allyson Rudd
She is a Sophomore majoring in Diplomacy and International Relations with concentrations in Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, and Economics. She is a member of Seton Hall’s Model UN team (SHUNA), having traveled to Philadelphia, Montreal, and Washington, D.C. for competitions, and serves as SHUNA’s Vice President this year. She enjoys running, eating sushi, and doing yoga. She wants to help others through a career in law and politics upon graduation. She is excited to be a part of SHUMUN XV and looks forward to a great conference.
Director of Crisis: Darren Di
Darren is a senior majoring in Diplomacy with minors in Asian Studies and Economics. He has been involved in Model UN since his freshman year at Seton Hall. This will be his 4th SHUMUN conference and is the Director of Crisis. He hopes to pursue a career involving US-China relations post graduation.
Director of Conference Services: Samantha Cutrone
Sam will be your Director of Conference Services. She is a sophomore at Seton Hall majoring in Marketing within the Stillman School of Business. On campus you can find her doing a number of activities including volunteering with various groups, acting as a Pirate Ambassador, and being a Peer Advisor to incoming freshman. Outside of school she loves traveling and watching plays and musicals in New York City. This is her sixth year being involved in Model UN and fourth year staffing conferences around the country. She looks forward to sharing her love and enthusiasm for SHUMUN with all of you this coming year.