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Samantha Raggio
Secretary General

 
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Zach Stahl
Chief Executive Officer

Zach is a senior majoring in Accounting with a minor in International Relations. Originally from Chicago, Zach competed on the local and national debate circuit in high school before coming to American. Since coming to DC, Zach competes on the AU Model UN Team, and has served as Director of Media for AmeriMUNC IV, Chief Operations Officer for AmeriMUNC V, and Secretary General of AmeriMUNC VI. As CEO this year, Zach is excited to help write the next chapter of IR at American University. He welcomes the opportunity to help AMIRS expand its community impact, enhance the member experience, and be a model for inclusion and innovation at a time when these ideals are vitally important.

zach@amerimunc.com

 
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Megan Ross
Chief of Staff

Megan is a junior in the School of International Service. She is also pursuing a minor in Spanish and a certificate in Community-Based Research. Megan served as the Director of External Affairs for AmeriMUNC VI and as the chair of the Press Corps for AmeriMUNC V. Originally from Edina, MN, she participated in Model UN throughout high school. She currently interns at the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor. On campus, Megan is a member of the 2018-19 Olson Scholars cohort and is conducting research on immigration and health discourses. She a sister of the Epsilon Theta chapter of Alpha Epsilon Phi and, when she’s actually on campus, can be found drinking iced coffee even in the winter. Megan is so excited to be involved with her third AmeriMUNC!! 


Megan@amerimunc.com

 
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Rachel Pederson
Director General 

Rachel is a junior studying International Relations with a focus on Environmental Studies and French at American University. She is originally from Edina, Minnesota where she was very active on her high school’s Model UN team. She is a new member of the Lambda Eta chapter of Sigma Kappa Sorority, a swim instructor for kids and dog walker. Outside of school and work, Rachel loves talking about sharks, Minnesota, Kevin Durant and music. She served as a Crisis Analyst for the French Cabinet for AmeriMUNC V, Director of Simulations for WIRC VI and Crisis Director for the Philippines National Police during AmeriMUNC VI. She is beyond excited to be serving on this years Secretariat and cannot wait for February!

rachel@amerimunc.com

 
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Jack Quinn
Simulation Director

Jack is a junior in the American University School of Public Affairs pursuing a major in Communications, Law, Economics, and Government (CLEG). He is from the city of Chicago, Illinois, where he participated in Model UN throughout high school, including two years as a head delegate. Jack is currently a member of the AU Model United Nations team and served previously as the AmeriMUNC VI Simulation Director. In his free time, Jack enjoys studying history, following Chicago sports teams, and watching Game of Thrones seasons on repeat. Jack is excited for an amazing conference and is looking forward to welcoming delegates to AmeriMUNC VI!

jack@amerimunc.com

 
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Molly Engels
Director of Community Programming

Raj is a sophomore in the School of International Service from Cheshire, Connecticut. At American, Raj studies both International Relations and Economics, with a thematic focus on National Security and Foreign Policy and a regional focus on East Asia. Raj has been involved with Model UN for over 5 years, and is a member on AU's traveling MUN team. He was previously the vice chair for the Parliament of Catalonia during AmeriMUNC V and is thrilled to now serve as the Chief of Staff for AmeriMUNC VI. Outside of IR, Raj is a huge soccer fan, loves to cook, and spends much of his free time in the outdoors. 

raj@amerimunc.com

 
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Mehak Chadha
Director of Special Events

Brad is a sophomore double majoring in International Relations and Secondary Education. After growing up in Central Florida, Brad went to high school abroad in South Korea where he became interested in MUN. Since then, he has competed at numerous domestic and international conferences. Brad served as Logistical Director of Accommodations and Transportation for AmeriMUNC V. If Brad is not working on the conference, he can be found writing for the school newspaper, hanging out with friends, or sleeping. He cannot wait to see all the delegates at AmeriMUNC VI!

brad@amerimunc.com

 
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Mary Dent
Chief Administrative Officer

Jack is a sophomore in the American University School of Public Affairs pursuing a major in Communications, Law, Economics, and Government (CLEG). He is from the city of Chicago, Illinois, where he participated in Model UN throughout high school, including two years as a head delegate. Jack is currently a member of the AU Model United Nations team and is looking forward to serving on the AmeriMUNC VI Secretariat as Simulation Director. In his free time, Jack enjoys studying history, following Chicago sports teams, and watching Game of Thrones seasons on repeat. Jack is excited for an amazing conference and is looking forward to welcoming delegates to AmeriMUNC VI!

jack@amerimunc.com

 
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Lauren Newton
Chief Operations Officer

 
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Ian Florek
Director of Financial Operations

Ian is a sophomore majoring in Business Administration. While originally from New York City, he went on to live internationally in Singapore, the United Kingdom, and Poland before coming back to the United States for college. Ian's first got involved with Model United Nations (MUN) in middle school and continued with it for the next eight years. Since coming to American University (AU), Ian has furthered his involvement with MUN by joining the AU MUN Team, serving as a Crisis Director at the Washington International Relations Conference (WIRC), and by serving as an Assistant Crisis Director at AmeriMUNC. Outside of MUN Ian enjoys traveling, working and spending time with friends and family. He very much looks forward to a successful and enjoyable conference. 

Ian@amerimunc.com

 
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Emily Devereaux
Director of Education

Emily Devereaux is a sophomore from Gloucester City, NJ. She studies in the School of International Service, focusing on global health and the Middle East. She also studies on the pre-medicine track with a minor in economics. Emily is on the Model United Nations team at AU and looks forward to serving AmeriMUNC as the Director of Education. Her favorite part about AmeriMUNC is seeing all of the delegates be academically challenged and how they thrive under these conditions, and she can only hope to help make this educational activity more challenging, engaging, and exciting. On her sparse free time, you can find Emily scouring the streets of DC searching for the perfect gluten-free bagel (while complaining about gluten-free options accordingly) and reading about history. To relax, she plays Pokemon Go! (for some reason unbeknownst to many)

emily@amerimunc.com