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Kaelan Ruddick

Secretary-General

Kaelan is a fifth year Honours Psychology, French, and International Politics student who discovered Model UN in her second year at MtA. Since then she has participated in three conferences, and is very excited to be taking on the role of Secretary-General for the 2018 Mount Allison Model United Nations Conference. Kaelan loves Model UN conferences for the chance they provide to develop new skills as an individual while learning about and engaging in current global issues. During free time you’ll often catch her baking way too many cookies, settled in with a book and a cup of tea, or stargazing and planning adventures.

Matthew Roberts

Under-Secretary-General Operations

Hailing from Vancouver, BC, Matt Roberts is excited to be your Chief of Operations for this year’s conference. A fourth year International Relations major, Matt has an avid interest in global affairs, and the role that multilateral organizations such as the UN can play. He spent this past summer interning with the Organization of American States in Washington DC, working on international development projects in Latin America and the Caribbean. In his spare time, Matt enjoys playing soccer, and learning new languages. Besides English, he currently speaks French and German.

Kira Gill-Maher

Chargeé d'Affaires

Kira is a fourth year International Relations major from Victoria, British Columbia. Coming from a family that encourages political engagement, Kira grew up passionate about politics and international policy. Kira has had many opportunities to travel, and has visited four out of seven continents, successfully developing her love of travel and foreign affairs. At home in Victoria, she can be found hiking and exploring the beautiful island, or curled up with a cup of tea and a good book. Kira found Model United Nations in her first year at Mount A and was pleased to discover the thrill of debate. She is looking forward to being involved in planning a great conference for a third year.

Jonathan Ferguson

Director of Public Relations

Born and raised in Halifax, NS, Jonathan is excited to take on the role of Director of Public Relations for the 2018 MtAUN conference. He’s a third-year Double Major in International Relations and Modern Languages, and spent his second academic year on exchange in Strasbourg, France. His passion for IR and languages can be seen outside of class with work experience as a tour guide at the Parliament of Canada and at a language camp in Québec through the federally-funded Explore Canada. Having been lucky enough to travel to over 20 countries, Jonathan’s primary hobby is street photography, but he also enjoys playing the guitar, sailing, and fencing.

Mike Giboi

Director of Events

Mike Giboi is a fourth-year with a major in History and a double minor in Political Science and Philosophy. This being his second year in Model UN, Mike really looks forward to seeing how the conference unfolds this fall. Originally from Romania before moving to Moncton, New Brunswick, Mike plans to go to law school after graduating with the intent of practicing corporate or criminal law in Toronto. When he is not busy at the library, he is most definitely watching Suits, which he highly recommends.

Wil Doucette

Co-Director General Assembly

Wil Doucette will be be one of your General Assembly Co-Directors this coming fall for the 2018 MtAUN Conference. He is a fourth year Political Science student with a keen interest in international development. Wil has attended and chaired Model United Nations conferences for the past four years. The debate between peers and the innovation that students show in their ideas amazes him every time. Wil is looking forward to a lively and productive committee!

Spencer Coy

Co-Director General Assembly

Spencer Coy is a third-year Psychology major from the beautiful city of Portland, Oregon. He has always had an interest in the multicultural nature of MUN, indicated by his involvement with Mosaic, the international center, and his willingness to move across a continent. Drawing from his experience in the MtAUN 2017 conference last year, Spencer is confident that he will provide an excellent committee experience, with the help of fellow co-director Wil Doucette and the rest of the amazing MtAUN crew.

Natalia Liste Colomina

Under-Secretary-General Committees and Staff

Natalia Liste Colomina is this year’s USG Committees and Staff. She is an International Relations major and a double minor in sociology and women’s and gender studies. Originally from Madrid, Spain but, she has been all over the globe which is how she encountered MUN and became passionate about debate. This will be her seventh conference and is more than eager to take on this new challenge in her new position. On her free time, she can be either found studying at the library, working, or having a cup of coffee with some friends at Black Duck.

Jonathan Wood

Director Crisis Committee

Jonathan Wood is a 4th year student at MTA taking Philosophy, Politics, and Economics with an Honours emphasis in Politics and minors in Sociology and International Politics. He participated in Model UN for the first time in his third year and loved it a lot. In this year's crisis committee, Jonathan hopes to develop participants' knowledge and appreciation of Maritime history, political negotiation, and Model UN, as well as have a lot of fun.

Graeme Zinck

Under-Secretary-General Technology and Information

Graeme Zinck is a third-year B.Sc. student majoring in computer science from Charlottetown, PEI. He is thrilled to be returning to the MtAUN secretariat for a second year. Outside the club, he is a vocalist, pianist, and Rotaract executive member. He loves yogurt, and will never pass up a fruitful adventure into the lactose universe.

Cullen Johnson

Director of Communications & Design

Cullen Johnson is our Director of Communications and Design, and this is her second year participating in the Mount Allison Model United Nations Conference. She is a second year student pursuing a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Political Science. She is coming from St. Andrews, NB. Cullen hopes to increase the publicity of the conference, and raise its profile as a premiere Model UN conference in the Maritimes. When not putting material together for MtAUN, Cullen enjoys playing soccer and basketball, reading, writing stories and volunteering.