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PACMUN’s mission is to spread awareness of the United Nations, to motivate students to become more actively involved in local and global affairs, and to inspire students to change the world. PACMUN was founded to empower student leaders in the community. PACMUN started as a collaborative effort between delegates from Tacoma, Kent, Bellevue, Issaquah, and Seattle. The secretariat and staff consist completely of high-school students, who have both the drive and the experience to make PACMUN an amazing conference.PACMUN began as a student run conference in 2014. The idea was conceived by seven extraordinary students to make a universally accessible MUN conference to all students in the Pacific Northwest. PACMUN is the first student-run conference in Washington State, and in its inaugural year, it became the largest conference in the state. The conference has grown since then, with the leadership of new secretariats and the guidance from years past.Pacific Model United Nations is a registered non-profit organization in the state of WA and is a federal tax exempt 501c(3) organization designated as a public charity by the Internal Revenue Service.

Current Secretariat

Natalie Sarabosing, Secretary-General
Natalie Sarabosing

Secretary-General

Though currently a senior at Newport High School, Natalie Sarabosing was once a wide-eyed freshman delegate who decided to buy a pack of Haribo gummy bears before every conference and consume it all by the closing ceremony. However, her dedication to this newfound tradition was quickly overshadowed by her love for MUN itself. The beautiful chaos of riveting debate captured her from the start, and serving with the most wonderful people on various staff and Secretariat teams only pulled her in further. Now, Natalie is incredibly honored and thrilled to be your Secretary-General for PACMUN 2021! When she’s not frantically sorting through spreadsheets and emails, she also enjoys playing the piano, Speech & Debate, and ranting about books and flowers. Natalie's so excited to meet you all for her final PACMUN that she almost can't bear it, and hopes that you have a fantastic conference!

Isabella Wang, Director-General
Isabella Wang

Director-General

Isabella Wang is a senior at Newport High School and is beyond honored to serve as your Director-General for PACMUN 2021! Since freshman year, MUN has swept Isabella on crazy adventures where she has learned anything and everything about what it means to run a successful conference. MUN itself has completely changed her as a person and Isabella  cannot fathom how she lived the first twelve years of her life completely spreadsheet-free. On the rare occasion that Isabella is not working on MUN, you can find her scribbling in her sketchbook (@isabellawangart on Instagram) or pushing the limit on how many APs she can self study for. Isabella has no doubt that all of the incredibly amazing Secretariat will bring their A game to PACMUN 2021 and she can't wait to see all of you there!

Kellen Hoard, Co-Chief of Staff
Kellen Hoard

Co-Chief of Staff

Kellen Hoard is a senior at Inglemoor High School and is thrilled to be one of your Chiefs of Staff for this year’s iteration of PACMUN. His time in MUN over the last four years has been one of unabated fun, partially because of the compelling debate but primarily due to the food he has come across. Whether it was crepes in Vancouver or blueberry muffins in Seattle, MUN has been a key guide for him in identifying new, delicious things to consume while arguing about non-governmental organizations in committee sessions. Beyond his pursuit of resolutions, Kellen is heavily involved in politics and numismatics, and like Maya, he is a vocal advocate of the Oxford comma. There is nothing he is more excited for than meeting the delegates at PACMUN 2021, and he is hopeful that one of them might read this bio and think to give him some kind of dessert.

Maya Nair, Co-Chief of Staff
Maya Nair

Co-Chief of Staff

Maya Nair is a senior at Inglemoor High School and is pumped to be serving as one of the Chiefs of Staff for PACMUN 2021! She was first forced into the MUN circuit as a scared little eighth grader and has miraculously survived the past four years to become a slightly less scared 12th grader. When she’s not procrastinating school work by doing Model UN, you can find Maya playing soccer, talking on non-stop Google Meets calls, or debating the newest headlines with her extremely opinionated family. She is excited to see delegates solve the most pressing global issues, make long-lasting memories, and use the Oxford comma to its full potential. She can’t wait to experience this action-packed weekend with all delegates at PACMUN 2021!

Mina Nair, USG of Principal Bodies
Mina Nair

USG of Principal Bodies

Mina Nair is a senior at Bellarmine Prep and joined Model UN at the beginning of her freshman year, quickly falling in love with it. Her first conference was PACMUN 2018 as an excited but nervous delegate, and she is now bursting with joy to serve as the USG of Principal Bodies for her last PACMUN. Outside of MUN, she can be found in the Robotics Lab, Marine Chemistry Lab, tennis courts, or kitchen, experimenting with different dishes. In her free time, she hangs out with her friends and can always be found with her laboriously sticker-decorated Hydro Flask. Although MUN takes up the majority of her time, it’s worth it. It has shown her how every delegate has an impact on the solutions constructed and furthermore their ability to create real change in the world. Representing countries with different opinions than your own is an excellent way to look at current issues. She cannot wait to see the ideas you all come up with in debate and hopes for an educational and amazing PACMUN 2021!

Marjan Fathi, USG of Economic and Social Councils
Marjan Fathi

USG of Economic and Social Councils

Marjan Fathi is a senior at Inglemoor High School and is ecstatic to add USG of Economic and Social Councils to her list of MUN memories at PACMUN 2021! MUN has continuously acted as both a welcoming and an intellectually stimulating community for her that she happily commits all of her time to. Aside from providing her with life-long friends, she is especially devoted to MUN because of the passion and eagerness for change she sees from both delegates and staff. In her free time, Marjan enjoys spending time on late night Google Meets calls with friends and watching Gilmore Girls with her family. When she isn’t confused over her IB Biology homework, she enjoys baking, listening to music, and occasionally reading. Marjan is heartbroken to be attending her last PACMUN, but cannot wait to be a part of the creation of MUN memories for other people and see you all become a part of her own!

Ivan Maykov, USG of Specialized Committees
Ivan Maykov

USG of Specialized Committees

Ivan Maykov is a senior at Juanita High School and is ecstatic to be serving as your USG of Specialized Committees! Ever since attending PACMUN 2019 and experiencing the unfortunate Eggs Benedict incident, Ivan has been obsessed with all things MUN for the past two years at the expense of his GPA. When not obsessing over ROP, Ivan can be seen having late night Zoom calls, standing in a ski lift line, figuring out yet another JSA topic, fueling his La Croix addiction, or cleaning his perpetually messy room. He’s excited to watch delegates discuss amazing topics, use specialized procedure to the fullest extent, and work with others to pass directives, bills, and articles. Ivan can’t wait to experience PACMUN 2021 to its fullest and hopes to see you there!

Caleb Dempster, USG of Virtual Committees
Caleb Dempster

USG of Virtual Committees

Caleb Dempster is a junior in the Cambridge Program at Juanita High School, and he is incredibly excited to be serving as PACMUN’s first-ever USG of Virtual Committees! Since he first stepped into a committee room as Togo at PACMUN 2019 with a pair of broken glasses and a “research binder” that included his Position Paper and a one-paragraph speech, he has become increasingly enamored by Model United Nations and its ability to combine diplomacy and passion with community and excitement. Outside of MUN, Caleb can be found stressing over physics late at night, debating in JSA, and tweeting. He hopes that the conference provides you all with an unforgettable experience and fond memories, and he cannot wait to welcome you to PACMUN 2021!

Harshitha Rebala, USG of Conference
Harshitha Rebala

USG of Conference

Harshitha Rebala is a senior at Interlake High School and is ecstatic to serve as the USG of Conference for PACMUN 2021! Aggressively motivated by her friends to join MUN her freshman year, she quickly fell in love with its impromptu speeches and passionate debates. After being a delegate and dais member for PACMUN, she is now honored to serve on the Secretariat. When Harshitha isn’t obsessing over her numerous MUN Excel spreadsheets, she stresses over school, takes part in Interlake’s Robotics team, participates in the Bellevue Youth Link Council, and sings Indian classical music. In the little free time that she has, you can find her taking long hikes, catching up on Netflix, and sleeping. Harshitha cannot wait to meet all of you and make some amazing memories for her last PACMUN!

Henry Rodgers, USG of Finance
Henry Rodgers

USG of Finance

Henry Rodgers is a senior at the International School in Bellevue and is in his fourth year of Model United Nations. He joined on a whim during his freshman year and quickly fell in love with the fast-paced debate and public speaking in MUN. After serving on staff and secretariat numerous times, he couldn’t be more excited to have the honor of being part of this year’s PACMUN Secretariat. Outside of MUN, you can find Henry staying up until 3 AM finishing homework and working as an ASB officer at his school. He spends whatever free time he has skiing, mountain biking, and just trying to get outside. Henry can’t wait to serve as your USG of Finance and is beyond excited to see all of you at PACMUN 2021!

Kseniya Tokareva, USG of Delegate Affairs
Kseniya Tokareva

USG of Delegate Affairs

Kseniya Tokareva is a senior at Eastlake High School and is ecstatic to serve as the USG of Delegate Affairs for PACMUN 2021! As a freshman in high school, she was initially drawn to MUN because of a heated debate she had with a senior in her school’s MUN club on the intricacies of Ukraine’s relationship with Russia. Immediately, she fell in love with MUN for its potential for depth and nuance. Whenever she is not hyper-focusing on a minute historical detail that no delegate (or any sane person) would notice, she can be found overanalyzing movies and pop culture or baking cookies. Sleep is not a word that Kseniya commonly finds in her vocabulary, so she can often be found sitting with her twentieth cup of tea while working on five separate projects and listening to a podcast on political theory during the wee hours of the morning. Kseniya is elated to be a part of the Secretariat team and excited to meet delegates at PACMUN 2021!

Nicole Yang, USG of Delegate Affairs
Nicole Yang

USG of Delegate Affairs

Nicole Yang is a senior at the International School of Bellevue and is beyond excited to serve as one of your USG of Delegate Affairs for PACMUN 2021! Having written and sponsored her first ever resolution paper at PACMUN 2019, she immediately knew that she wanted MUN to play a critical role in her high school career. She adores constantly chasing sunsets, trying out new boba flavors, and going hiking with her friends. When she is not creating media or working on delegate affairs for MUN, she is most likely actively debating and taking photos for JSA, advocating for children’s lives in UNICEF, or practicing piano endlessly. She is so honored to be working with PACMUN to prepare the next experience for you and can’t wait to meet you all at PACMUN 2021!

2020 Secretariat

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2014 Secretariat

MUN Northwest

PACMUN is part of Model United Nations Northwest, a student-run organization that provides the resources for conferences and schools in the Pacific Northwest.Each year, a unique Secretariat is selected to prepare for each individual conference; these dynamic teams of high school students work diligently year-round to craft a website, develop systems for registration, write committee background guides, search for grants and sponsors, promote conferences on social media, negotiate agreements with hotels in the downtown Seattle area, and much more. Each Secretariat is overseen by the MUN Northwest Board of Directors, made up of former Secretariat members, founding members, and experienced members of the MUN community in the Pacific Northwest.You can learn more about Model United Nations Northwest on their website.