Meet The Secretariat
Jenna Wong is a third-year student at Harvard College concentrating in Social Studies with a focus on gender, violence, and reconciliation in Latin America. She is originally from a small town in Massachusetts and previously served as Undersecretary-General for Committees at HMUN India 2018. Jenna is deeply invested in the Model United Nations community at Harvard, serving as co-Head Delegate of the travel MUN team, sitting on the International Relations Council’s Board of Directors, and chairing committees in Boston, Beijing, and Italy. In her limited free time away from MUN, she is an editor for Harvard’s student newspaper The Crimson and a peer advisor for freshmen. She loves baking and embroidery whenever she can get the chance.
Jenna is thrilled to be returning to HMUN India as Secretary-General, after falling in love with Indian culture and witnessing delegates’ passion and hard work last year. She looks forward to making this iteration of HMUN India the largest and most successful yet, and cannot wait to meet you all at conference!
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Kathryn Kuhar is a third year student at Harvard College studying History with a secondary in Government. She grew up around the United States and spent high school in Belgium and Turkey. An avid traveler, she is passionate about international affairs and human rights issues. Since joining the Harvard International Relations Council her first month of college, Kathryn has been involved in the HMUN and HNMUN Boston Conferences and served as Director of UNICEF at HMUN India 2018. She is also on the board of The Harvard Program for International Education, the public service arm of the IRC which creates and teaches curriculums focused on international topics to Boston area high school students.
Outside of the International Relations Council, Kathryn is the Multimedia Chair of The Harvard Crimson, Harvard’s student run newspaper. An avid photographer and traveler, she loves getting off campus to see the world. She is excited to return to HMUN India as Director-General and looks forward to seeing everyone at conference!
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Under-Secretary-General for Administration
Gabrielle is a second-year student at Harvard College concentrating in Social Studies with a focus in social and political movements in the United States. She is originally from a small village in northern Michigan and is excited to join the HMUN India team on her first-ever trip to India.
Gabrielle will arrive to conference having served as Director of the United Nations Environment Programme for HMUN Boston ‘19, Moderator for the United Nations Commission on Population and Development for HNMUN Boston ‘19, and Under-Secretary-General for Delegate and Faculty Relations for WorldMUN ‘19. On campus, Gabrielle is a member of the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum Committee at the Institute of Politics, a consultant for Harvard Undergraduate Political Consulting, and a social media fellow at Resistance School. Outside of her Model UN-related commitments, Gabrielle enjoys hiking, practicing yoga, reading, and refining her Instagram aesthetic.
Aside from meeting the incredible delegates of HMUN India 2019, Gabrielle is most looking forward to her first sip of authentic chai.
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Under-Secretary-General for Operations
Alec Fischthal is a sophomore at Harvard College studying History and Government. A native New Yorker, Alec is from suburban Long Island, and grew up about forty minutes away from downtown Manhattan. At Harvard, he is deeply involved in Model United Nations. At this year’s HMUN conference in Boston, Alec directed a committee on the European Union, focusing on the impact of Brexit as well as efforts towards structurally reforming the union. Alec is also a Director of Administration for HNMUN, our college conference, as well as a member of Harvard’s traveling Intercollegiate Model UN team. Aside from MUN, he is very active politically on campus, serving on student government as well as campaigning, canvassing and phone banking for the Harvard College Democrats. In his free time, Alec enjoys tennis, reading excessively big biographies and learning esoteric historical trivia.
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Under-Secretary-General for Committees
Anirudh "Ani" Suresh is a junior at Harvard studying Mathematics and Computer Science. Hailing from the great state of Texas, Ani has had a bevy of experiences that have inspired his interest in international diplomacy and policy; his year in Malaysia representing the U.S. State Department, his work with international exchange students, and his South Indian heritage have all drawn Ani to the HMUN India scene as a natural extension to his passions of intercultural learning and diplomacy. When he’s not busy considering such deep geopolitical questions as which national team he should pick next in FIFA, Ani enjoys playing and watching basketball and soccer, spending hours on Wikipedia and TripAdvisor vicariously fulfilling his intense wanderlust, and whistling along to his Spotify playlists. Ani is pumped to serve as Under-Secretary-General of Committees in Hyderabad in August!
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