Staff

 

Staff Bios


Head Staff

Zach Mastrovich is the Secretary-General.  He is a senior Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics major, with a minor in Actuarial Science.  During his high school career, Zach attended over 25 MUN conferences, including ones in London and Paris.  Zach loves all things math, science, and MUN-related.  Outside of the classroom, Zach can be found working in a biology lab, which specializes in biomedical imaging.  After graduation, he is looking to pursue a career as an actuarial analyst. He is very excited for the conference that he and his team have been working hard at for over a year to prepare for you.  For any questions, he may be reached at zmastrov@nd.edu.

Fun Fact: Zach is the proud owner of three pugs.

Zach Mun

Kylie Ruscheinski is the Under-Secretary-General. She is a sophomore Political Science major minoring in Sociology and Business Economics, and lives in Cavanaugh Hall. She is from Chicago, Illinois, and competed throughout the United States and Germany for her high school Model United Nations team. Outside of Model UN, she can be found cheering on the Irish and Chicago Blackhawks, and discussing all things politics and pop culture in the LaFortune Student Center. Kylie is extremely excited to be a part of the very first high school Model United Nations conference at Notre Dame, and is happy to answer any questions at kruschei@nd.edu.

Kylie Mun

Matt Marsaland is the Head of Simulations. He is a sophomore Political Science and Philosophy double major with a minor in Russian and Eastern European Area Studies. Matt is highly experienced in Model UN, having founded his MUN team in high school and he led it to several best delegate and best delegation awards at many conferences from Harvard to Washington University. An avid devotee of both domestic and foreign policy, Matt writes for the Rabble Rouser and has had his writings featured in several other student and non-student publications on Political Theory and International Relations. He is also an accomplished singer, having held main roles in several professional and amateur Operatic and Musical Theatre productions, including at Notre Dame. Matt is ecstatic to be running crisis this year, and cannot wait to see the insight and quick thinking with which delegates respond to diverse crises. He can be reached at mmarslan@nd.edu. 

Fun Fact: Matt owns over thirty national and international flags. 

Matt Mun

 

Committee Chairs

Louis Bertolotti is chairing the Legal committee. He is a senior Political Science and History major from Alumni Hall. During his sophomore year, he served as secretary for the Model United Nations Club. Louis has attended a number of collegiate MUN conferences in Boston and Chicago, and won a verbal commendation at Harvard's 2014 conference. He is originally from Tenafly, New Jersey, and was a member of his high school's MUN Executive Board, winning Best Delegate at several conferences in the North Jersey area. Louis is looking forward to this conference and would be glad to answer any questions the delegates may have! He can be contacted at lbertolo@nd.edu. 

Fun Fact: Louis is a 2014 transfer from nearby Holy Cross College. 

Daniel Barabasi is chairing the DISEC committee. He is a senior Advanced Physics major formerly from Carroll Hall. He began his MUN career during high school, when he attended local conferences near his hometown of Newton, Massachusetts. At Notre Dame, Daniel joined the NDMUN team his freshman year, and has actively participated in HNMUN and AMUN. Outside of the MUN scene, his passions lie in journalism and neuroscience, and he would be happy to discuss how to get more involved in these fields at any time. Daniel eagerly awaits the conference, and would be available for questions and comments at dbaraba1@nd.edu.

Fun Fact: Daniel is a quadruple citizen by birth. 

Caroline Colella is chairing the WHO committee. She is a sophomore earning her professional degree in Architecture with a concentration in Business. She is from Portsmouth, New Hampshire and during the school year resides in Flaherty Hall. Caroline's passion from MUN extends into the past as she was an award-winning delegate and the only 4-year member of her team. After spending her freshman year with the NDMUN club, Caroline was elected to be the Vice President for Notre Dame Model United Nations and is currently serving in this position for the remainder of the 2016-2017 year before she heads off for her compulsory year of architecture training in Rome this fall. She can be reached at ccolella@nd.edu. 

Fun Fact: When Caroline started high school she decided to try MUN becuase of her love of the Mary-Kate and Ashley movie "Winning London" which is loosely baded around a MUN conference. 

Claire Marie Kuhn is chairing the EU committee. She is a sophomore Political Science and French major with a Peace Studies minor. She currently resides in Badin Hall. During her freshman year, she attended collegiate MUN conferences in Boston and Chicago, and was personally asked by a committee chair to come back and serve as staff for the AMUN conference in Chicago in the future. Claire Marie is orginally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and was a member of her high school's MUN team. She won Best Delegate at every conference she participated in during her senior year of high school. Other than Model UN, Claire Marie has played lacrosse since 10 years old and can often be found making Spotify playlists and writing in her journal. Claire Marie is extremely excited for this conference and is always available to answer any question the delegates may have! She can be contacted at ckuhn1@nd.edu. 

Fun Fact: Claire Marie is actually a dual citizen of the U.S. and Switzerland, as she is a first generation American on her Father's side. 

Clairemarie Mun

Veronica Neach is chairing the U.S. Senate Committee. She is a sophomore Biochemistry major from Welsh Family Hall. She participated in MUN during her four years of high school and has continued in her first two years of college. She has attended conferences in various places including South California, New Jersey, and Switzerland. She is originally from Huntington Beach, California. She is looking forward to the conference and can be reached at vneach@gmail.com. 

Fun Fact: Veronica has lived in four difference states in her lifetime. 

Veronica Mun

Laura Qi is chairing the SOCHUM committee. She is a sophomore studying International Economics and French from McGlinn Hall. She is originally from Vancouver, Canada, but calls Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania home. Laura joined her high school MUN team freshman year, and has travelled to high school conferences at Penn State, American University, and Johns Hopkins, where she won several awards. She has also participated in local conferences around Pittsburgh. Laura is excited about this conference and looks forward to meeting the delegates! She would be happy to answer any questions and can be reached at xqi@nd.edu.

Fun Fact: Laura can juggle. 

Laura Mun

Sydney Britton is chairing the UNODOC committee. She is a freshman Finance and Asian Studies major from Breen-Phillips Hall. She has been active in the Notre Dame MUN Club since the start of the year, currently serving as the club's secretary. She is originally from Ft. Lauderdale, FL, and has been involved in Model UN for 5 years, competing in over 30 national/international conferences. Sydney is thrilled to participate in NDMUN's first high school conference, and she is looking forward to providing a well-run committee conducive to productive debate. Feel free to ask any questions at any time! She can be contacted at sbritto1@nd.edu.

Fun Fact: Sydney is a huge fantasy football fan.

Jimmy Kane is chairing the Security Council Committee. He is a senior majoring in American Studies and minoring in Business and Economics. Jimmy is from Chicago and is currently the ND MUN Club President. Jimmy has attended a number of collegiate MUN conferences in Boston and Chicago, and won an award for best delegation at AMUN in 2015.  Being from the South Side of Chicago, he is an avid supporter of the White Sox.   For two years of high school, Jimmy attended the United World College of the American West, an international boarding school that focused on conflict resolution, with students from 80 countries.  Jimmy is looking forward to this conference and would be glad to answer any questions the delegates may have! He can be contacted at jkane9@nd.edu.

Fun Fact: Jimmy attended his first Notre Dame football game when he was two weeks old.

Kevin Weaver is chairing the Arab League committee. He is a junior Chemical Engineering major from Syracuse, New York living in Alumni Hall. Kevin has been involved with Model UN for 6 years, and has attended countless conferences and previously chaired two high school level conferences. When he is not involved in Model UN or studying, Kevin serves on the Notre Dame Student Energy Activity Board and serves as a multicultural commissioner for his dorm. 

Fun Fact: Kevin serves as a DJ for WVFI, Notre Dame's student-run radio station. 
 

Kevin Mun