Meet Your Chairs / Chair Bios

Novice 1

Head Chair: Meghan Lee


Hi everyone! My name is Meghan and I’m a junior at Whitney. This is my 5th year in the MUN program, and I currently serve as the program’s Head of Middle School MUN. This program helped open my eyes to current events and issues in our world, and because of that, I’m looking to work in journalism in the future. Outside of MUN, I love to read, volunteer, and listen to music. I’m so excited for all the intellectual debate and discussion that will take place at this year’s conference, and I look forward to seeing you all this May!

Vice Chair: Sandhya Muthuramalingam




My name is Sandhya Muthuramalingam and I am thrilled to be your Vice Chair! I am currently a junior in Whitney and can't wait to spend the day with you guys! Remember to relax and have fun because we're only here to help!

Legal:  Varun Bharadwaj


Hi, my name is Varun Bharadwaj and I am the legal for your committee. I am a freshman at Whitney High School and my favorite part of the MUN conference is the general debate. In my free time,  I like watching YouTube, doing math, or Swimming. I am in Robotics, Shanti club, Key club, Stem club, and Chess Club here at our school. I wish all you good luck, and see you in committee!

Novice 2

Chair: Alvin LimVarun Bharadwaj


Hello guys! I’m Alvin Lim and I’m going to be serving as your head chair! I hope all of you have a good time and maybe learn something new during the conference. Anyways, as for hobbies, I love napping, volunteering with Key Club on the side, and looking at/making memes.

Vice Chair: Ian Sid


Hello delegates! My name is Ian Sid, and I will be your Vice Chair at the WHSMUN 2018 Conference. This is my second year of MUN and it has been an absolute blast. In school, I am involved in clubs like Key Club, Jesus Club, and JSA. I am also of my school’s Track and Field team and love running. Outside of school, I am involved with Boy Scouts, as well as volunteering to benefit my community. In my freetime, I enjoy listening to music, biking, and spending time with friends and family. I can’t wait to witness all of the hard work you have put into your research and papers, and I look forward to seeing all of you in committee!

Legal: Audrey Ancheta


Hey delegates! My name is Audrey Ancheta and I will be your Legal for WHSMUN 2018. This is currently my 2nd year of MUN and I can definitely say it's been amazing so far. MUN has provided me with valuable skills and insight of the world we live in that I wouldn't have been able to find otherwise. In addition to MUN, I'm a part of other clubs such as FBLA and JSA and I'm also a member of the cross country team. I'm excited to hear all of your great ideas and please feel free to email any questions or concerns you have. See you in committee!



Novice 3

Chair:  Suzaine Thomas:


Hello! My name is Suzaine Thomas and I am you Head Chair! I’ve been in the MUN program in Whitney for the last 4 years which have given me tons of experience in both chairing and debating. Some of my hobbies include being at home watching netflix, biking, playing badminton, hanging out with my friends, or volunteering in my community. My favorite color is royal blue and my favorite movie is My Annoying Brother. Being a part of MUN has given me the chance to be more outspoken and confident. I’ve also become more well informed about current world events and conflicts, which is definitely an added bonus. I am super excited to be your chair and I hope that we all have a great time in committee!

Vice Chair: Sehar Alam


My name is Sehar Alam and I’m honoured to be your Head Chair this year! I am currently a junior at Whitney High School and this is my third year doing MUN. Some of my hobbies include dancing, ice skating, and watching documentaries about almost anything. In my free time I love going shopping or catching up on some dramas. Besides MUN, I am an active member of MSA (Muslim Student Association), our school’s Japanese Club, as well as the Youth Mentorship Program in which I help middle schools managing their work and offering advice. I’ve been able to learn so much because of MUN and I really hope every single one of you get something out of this conference. Good luck and have fun!!!

Legal: Carolina Velazquez


Hi guys! My name is Carolina Velazquez. I was a part of the MUN program during my freshman year and have been helping out with chairing for Whitney High School MUN Conference for the past three years. Aside from MUN I have been part of the girls varsity team for three years now and I have been dancing Hispanic cultural dance for about 5 years. Some of my favorite things to do outside of school is binge watch Korean dramas and currently my favorite series Designated Survivor. When I’m not binge watching anything I am searching for volunteers events for Key Club Division 30 South as I am the Division Service Project Coordinator. Remember to not be afraid to ask any of chairs questions during committee and the best of luck! See you soon in committee!!

Novice 4

Chair: Rhea Raman


Hey guys! My name is Rhea Raman, and I’m honored to be your Head chair at the 17th annual WHSMUN Conference this year. I’m currently a sophomore, and have been an active member in the MUN program for 4 years so far.  Joining MUN has, genuinely, been one of the best decisions I have made. I’ve had so much fun through this program, and have met some great people. Asides from MUN, I’m in various clubs within school such as Mock Trial, Key Club, and Shanti Club, and hold cabinet positions such as: The Head Freshmen Director for MUN, and Co-Culture Show Head for Shanti Club. Outside of school, I’ve been doing classical Indian dancing for 11 years now, and have been singing for 4. On weekends, I’m usually dancing, rewatching Sherlock for the 100th time, last minute studying, or listening to throwback songs. With that being said, I’m excited to be your Head Chair, and I look forward to a great conference! Good Luck!

Vice Chair: Riona Sheik


Hey guys! Welcome to the 17th annual  WHSMUN conference. My name is Riona Sheik and I am honored to be serving as your vice chair for this years Novice Security Council 4 committee. I am currently a sophomore at Whitney High school and this is my first year in MUN. I am on my school's varsity soccer team and am also involved in numerous clubs such as Director of Activities for the Speech and Debate club. Outside of school, I intern with two non-profit NGOs called Distressed Children's International (DCI) and SAHARA. I also help coach at AYSO region 154, and I am the Chief Sergeant of Arms in Tony Mendoza’s Young Senator Leadership Program. In my free time, I love to spend time with my friends, travel to new places, and binge watch Netflix shows such as Gossip Girl and One Tree Hill. I am so excited for this conference and can’t wait to see what you guys bring to the table. Good luck and I hope you have lots of fun!

Legal: Astha Sahoo


Hi everyone! My name is Astha Sahoo and I’m going to be your legal during this conference. I am currently a freshman and this is my first year in MUN. Aside from MUN I take part in clubs at my school such as key club and Shanti club. I am also on the WHS girls tennis team. My hobbies include dance, singing, painting, reading, and photography. I have been pursuing Odissi classical dance for 10 years, singing for 5 years, and photography for 3 years. During my free time I usually watch tv shows or read. I hope you enjoy this conference and collect lots of good memories!


Novice 5

Chair: Ravi Trivedi


Hello Delegates! My name is Ravi Trivedi and I am absolutely ecstatic to be your Head Chair at the WHSMUN 2018 conference. I have been a part of MUN for 4 years! I love playing basketball and I am a part of both my school’s Mock Trial team and Pre-Med Club. During my free time, I enjoy watching movies and binge watching TV shows. I look forward to seeing all of you in committee and seeing your unique solutions. We hope you have both a memorable and impactful experience from our committee!

Vice Chair: Austin Hong


Hey guys, welcome to Whitney’s 2018 Annual MUN Conference! My name is Austin Hong and I’m delighted to be your vice chair for Novice 5. This is my third year in the MUN program and I’m truly glad to be apart of MUN as it has been one of the most rewarding experiences. During my free time, I enjoy playing tennis (I am a member of Whitney’s Tennis Team) and watching movies. I hope you all have an enjoyable time and take something valuable away from this conference.

Legal: Keshav Sam


Welcome delegates, my name is Keshav Sam and I am absolutely thrilled to be your Legal this year. I consider myself to have a strong passion for MUN, which I’ve been a part of since 7th grade, volunteering, and I love playing on the Whitney tennis team. Although much of my time is dedicated to schoolwork and studying, everyday I look forward to spending time with my close friends and sleeping. Our MUN program at Whitney works very hard to bring you our annual conference, and we hope that you’re able to take away an informative and memorable experience from our committee.


Novice 6

Chair: Head Chair: Richard Montes


Hello Delegates, my name is Richard Montes, and I am thrilled to be your chair for this year’s WHS MUN conference! For the past four years, I have been a part of Whitney HIgh School Model United Nations. Model UN has given me tremendous opportunities to

learn about the world. The benefits that coincide with MUN are multitudinous, and I attribute much of my own personal development to this program. Outside of Model United Nations, I am a passionate Hiker and Biker. My favorite trail has got to be Sapphire Falls near Rancho Cucamonga. I’m also in cabinet for ALAS, The Association of Latin American Students. Our goal is to empower Latino students and

explore the Latin Culture through Dance, Food, Music, etc. My co-chair and I will make sure that you have the opportunity to learn Model UN at a competitive, yet enjoyable level. I truly hope that WHS MUN Novice 6 will be a memorable and informative starting point for your Model United Nations journeys. Good luck and see you all in debate!

Vice Chair: Joshua Garcia


Hello Delegates, my name is Joshua Garcia and I will be your vice chair for the 2018 WHS MUN Conference. I am 15 and I’m a sophomore at Whitney High School. I don’t really like sports, but track and field and cross country are cool because anyone with the right mindset can do it. As for clubs, I really love Key Club, and if you volunteer as well, then be sure to hook me up, so I too can volunteer. I hope this committee can be a great learning opportunity for you and I can’t wait to see all of your ideas and all of you of course!


Legal: Laura Gholmieh


Hello Delegates, I'm Laura Gholmieh. The conferences are fun and you get to meet a lot of new students! I can't wait to be your legal for the WHS MUN conference! Some of my hobbies outside school include baking and cooking. I have all kinds of baking tools for creating and icing cakes. I also love to tell jokes and spend time watching comedians. Making people laugh is one of my favorite things to do. The only sport that really interests me is tennis and I play on the school team. I'm so excited for committee and to see so many aspiring delegates. Work hard! It will definitely show at the conference.


Novice 7

Chair: Isaac Lee


Hello, hello, hello. My name is Isaac and I’m also a junior this year. I’ve been a part of this program for five awarding years and I work as Head of Middle School MUN. I have enjoyed the numerous conferences offered by the program, and I am now fortunate enough to be working at another WHSMUN conference. Along with MUN, I love learning random things, meeting new people, and embracing classical and jazz instrumental music. Whether this is your first or hundredth MUN conference, I hope you are able to enjoy this year’s WHSMUN Novice SC 1. Remember, M-U-N is F-U-N!!!


Vice Chair: Tanisha Gupta




Legal: Astha Bisht


Hello everyone! I’m Astha and I’m currently a freshman at Whitney and this is my first year in MUN. Although I haven’t been exposed to MUN as long as possible, the experience overall is very enjoyable and I’m glad I made the decision to join the MUN program. I look forward to continue to be associated with MUN throughout my high school career. Apart from MUN, I enjoy swimming, baking, listening to music, and meeting new people and dogs as well. I hope to see you all this May and look forward to seeing you all participate in this conference!


Middle-School 1

Chair: Shiv Shah


Hello delegates! My name is Shiv Shah and I am extremely excited to be your head chair! I am a sophomore at Whitney. This is my second year in MUN, and I have traveled to 6 conferences so far. Personally, MUN has broken my fears of public speaking and talking to people overall, me being shy and having anxiety attacks in public. Outside of MUN, I play in my school band and a college orchestra; I’m on the JV team for the school Volleyball team, and I am apart of the Red Cross Club on campus. I look forward to seeing you all work hard at WHSMUN 2018!

Vice Chair: Pratyush Muthukumar


My name is Pratyush Muthukumar and I’m the head chair for your committee. I’m a freshman at Whitney. This is my third year of MUN, and I’m definitely going to continue MUN for the rest of high school. MUN is a really interesting activity, and my favorite part of MUN is the moderated caucusing. I’m also in mock trial and robotics. My favorite sport is badminton and I play the alto saxophone. I look forward to seeing you all in committee!



Legal:  Janmesh Kalra


Hello, Delegates! My name is Janmesh Kalra and I’m the vice-chair of your committee. I currently am in my freshman year of school and have about 3 years of experience. Throughout middle school, MUN allowed me to seize the moment and showcase my speaking abilities. MUN is a common place where I can meet with people and collaborate upon worldwide politics. My favorite part of Model UN is giving those impromptu speeches and when you don’t just read off of a paper. In the past year, I have been involved in many STEM practices, and have tutored my peers. Besides MUN, I enjoy playing on the school tennis team and I am a proactive leader in discussing politics. I am quite “hype” for committee.


Middle-School 2

Chair: Riya Sreek



Vice Chair: Sriya K





Legal:  Thrisha N.