The secretariat (aka the officer team)

Who exactly do you contact when you need help? Who is behind those emails to you? That would be us, the secretariat! get to know us, we're always looking for friends :)

secretary general - amita mahajan

Hi everyone! My name’s Amita and I'm a senior at MV :) This is my second year serving as Secretary General, and I previously worked in the Logistics branch. Model UN is an incredible club – in just a couple years I’ve learned a ton about politics, international relations, and how to write a research paper in two days (possible, but highly unrecommended!). The people you work alongside in Monta Vista MUN become your second family, and you (diplomatically) argue with them just as much as your real one! Outside of MUN, I’m really involved in Speech and Debate. Feel free to talk to me about politics, bad jokes, public speaking, school, pondering the meaning of life, or anything at all :) I look forward to seeing you at our next meeting!

Co-Undersecretary General - Nicholas Chen

My name is Nicholas Chen and I have been doing Model UN for 3 years. In that time, I’ve won 4 gavels and numerous lesser awards (read: verbal commendations). I enjoys training newer delegates and participating in fantastical alternate history mock committees. Other than Model UN, I have a burning passion for history, philosophy, and argumentation. I’m also developing a videogame in my spare time.

Branch Subordinates

VP of Training - Sarah Feng

Hi, I’m a junior this year at MV. When I joined MUN by random chance in freshman year , I only had a vague idea of what the United Nations was about. But over the course of these last couple years, Model UN has really opened my eyes to the function and operations of the UN, as well as history, current events, and international relations. Excited to welcome more people into Model UN this year 🙂. I’m also on the cross country and track teams, which are great and you should talk to me about!

Training Auxiliary - Amit Chandramouly

Hi guys! My name is Amit Chandramouly and I am a current junior here at Monta Vista. I've been a part of Model UN in some way or the other for the past 3 years, and as the Auxiliary Officer for Training I will be responsible for helping you prepare for conferences! Besides MUN, I'm also involved in Speech and Debate, and my interests include theatre, reading, and cycling.

VP of Logistics - Eric Wang

I'm a Junior at Monta Vista High, my MUN career started in Sophomore year and it has been a blast. MUN is truly a great way to get comfortable talking both with small groups or presentations. Outside of MUN, I run on the cross country team and do robotics with FRC Team 299 Valkyrie Robotics.

Logistics Auxilary - Apoorva Sirigineedi

My name is Apoorva and sadly this will be my final year of MUN at MV. Over the last few years, I've attended many MUN conferences and I've made connections with many people from all over the world (some of whom I'm still friends with!) I'm obsessed with researching for MUN and I work very hard to make sure our delegates have a stress-free conference as your Co-Director of Conferences. Additionally, I'm also the President of MV Mock Trial and Vice President of MV Bridge. Feel free to talk to me about anything. I have crazy stories to share of our MUN family. Or, I'm always up for some friendly, diplomatic debate 🙂

VP of Finances - Sivam Agarwalla

Welcome honorable delegates! My name is Sivam Agarwalla, and I’m thrilled to be serving as VP of Finance for the 2017-2018 school year. Joining Model UN the start of my Junior year was undeniably one of my best decisions, and the club proved to transform me into a more well-rounded person throughout the year. Spending hours finishing a position paper, ranting to teammates past midnight about committee, and making speeches in front of 100s may sound intimidating at first, but these experiences transformed MUN into a second family, rather than just another extracurricular. Besides from MUN, I’m really involved in MV Leo Club and have a passion for programming. I love meeting new people, so feel free to talk to me whenever you see me around!

Finance Auxilary - Anirudh Chaudhary

Hi! I’m Anirudh and I’m a senior and MV and have been doing MUN since freshman year. When I first joined MUN, I didn’t even know the difference between left or right wing ideals or even why the UN exists, but through the experience at Model UN as well as making amazing and knowledgable friends at the club, I learned a wealth of information about the world that will stay with me throughout my life. I also enjoy making meme-magic, reading edgy german philosophy, and playing video games. I have also been volunteering at the Oakland Zoo for the past two and a half years.

PR Auxilary - Karl Goeltner

Hey everyone! My name's Karl and I'm a junior at MV :) I joined Model UN in sophmore year, and since then it's been quite a wild ride. From learning how to speak on my feet, to researching on advanced topics such as renewable energy, I have truly gained an experience like no other. Model UN keeps members up-to-date on worldly events, along with skills applicable to various aspects of life. Outside of Model UN, I'm heavily involved in Speech and Debate, play the piano, and enjoy creating travel vids in my free time.

PR Auxilary - Jiani Tian

Hey! My name is Jiani Tian and I am currently a sophomore at Monta Vista. I started participating MUN as a freshman, and I immediately fell in love with the event as soon as I attended my first conference. Monta Vista MUN is great because of the fact that we are such a tight-knit club, and as officers we really care about each individual member. Additionally, Monta Vista MUN is a great club to join for school because the skills you learn in the club can be applied everywhere in your academic life as well! Besides from MUN, I’m also involved with debate, volleyball, and art!

Secretary and Mentors

Secretary - David Dang

Hey guys! I’m currently a sophomore attending Monta Vista High School, having joined last year. MUN was the first club I joined, all because I heard about it from a friend of my older brother that did it years ago, and I have yet to regret it. MUN is, without a doubt in my mind, the best club for expanding your view on the world while still letting you mess around with your friends. I also play video games, eat weird stuff like mushroom ice cream, and read books on world domination. If you have any questions, or are just bored, feel free to talk to me.

Mentor - Alekhya Natarajan

Hey everyone! My name's Alekhya Natarajan and I'm a sophomore at Monta Vista. For the past year that I've been in MUN, I've attended several conferences, and with each one I've fallen more and more in love with the club. For me, the people you meet, both at these from the club at our school and people from other schools, make MUN what it is and are by far my favorite part about the club. Apart from MUN, I also enjoy debate and volunteering.

Mentor - Jeffrey Liu

Hey guys, my name is Jeffrey Liu and I have the fortune being this year’s mentor for MVMUN. This is my second year as a MUN delegate and I’m currently a sophomore at Monta Vista. MUN has become a big part of my life every since last year. As many of you Monta Vistians know, people often say, more clubs more good! But after my first meeting in MVMUN, I fell in love with not only the club, but also the competition. Making speeches, arguing are politics, powerplaying each other, and ultimately forging friendships, has created a lasting impact on me. Outside of MUN, I also play tennis and volunteer to help autistic kids reach their maximum potential. Hope you come join us!

Mentor - Brandon Guo

My name is Brandon Guo and I have been doing Model UN since my freshmen year. I have attended many different conferences and have had my fair share of successes. I enjoy training young delegates, especially something I am very passionate about, such as Model UN. In my free time, I like playing soccer and spending time with my friends.