The Secretariat

Ethan Lee, Secretary General

Ethan is a sophomore from Southern California studying Political Science and History. After he founded his high school's Model UN team and attended SMUNC twice as a delegate, he worked as a Deputy Crisis Director at SMUNC 2019. Ethan also participates in the Hoover Institution's National Security Affairs Fellows Mentorship Program, dorm government, research, and performing arts.

Austin Ota, Deputy Secretary General

Austing Ota is from Palos Verdes, California, and has been participating in Model UN for the past five years. Austin is currently pursuing a dual degree in International Relations and Economics and is interested in a career in World Development and Environmental Advocacy Law. At Stanford, Austin is exploring avenues towards civil service through participating in the Stanford Society for International Affairs, Stanford's Pre-Law Society, and Stanford in Government. While he has spoken English and Spanish his whole life, Austin is now attempting to learn Japanese. In his free time, Austin loves to hike, run, play tennis, read on the beach, and travel everywhere his wallet permits!

Zoha Fatima Syed, Undersecretary General for General Assembly and Specialized Committees

Zoha is a current freshman at Stanford University who is excited to be serving as the Undersecretary General for GAs and Specialized Committees at SMUNC 2020! She is an international student from Pakistan, majoring in Human Biology with a minor in Psychology. She has been involved with the Model UN Circuit back at home for a number of years now, and considers it the experience of a lifetime.

Vincent Chim, Undersecretary General for Crisis Committees

Vincent is a sophomore majoring in Chemistry with a biological concentration and is considering a minor in East Asian Studies or International Relations. This will be his sixth year involved in MUN and second year working with SMUNC. He is originally from Rockville, Maryland, and enjoys wandering DC and the museums when he's back at home. Outside of MUN, Vincent is involved with the Stanford Khmer Association and on-campus research at the medical school. Vincent is also interested in Asian politics, health innovation, and food! He loves the way delegates get creative and innovative during conferences and is excited to see how delegates tackle the issues at SMUNC 2020!

The Directorate

Zachary Gaber, Director General

Zach is an undergraduate at Stanford University with interests in global affairs and policy. After serving as a Co-Chair on the Cybersecurity Crisis Committee at SMUNC 2019, he was motivated to continue the dialogue on the most pressing geopolitical issues. Zach hopes to be able to create an intellectually stimulating and collaborative experience for delegates at 2020. Outside of being Director-General for SMUNC 2020, Zach is a member of the Stanford Society for International Affairs, and enjoys writing, tennis, and reading a good book.

Eric Benitez, Deputy Director General

Eric Benitez is a member of the Stanford Class of 2023 and is planning to major in Political Science with a concentration is Justice and Law. Passionate about legal theory and international relations, he has been a member of SMUNC since 2019, serving as co-chair for the SPECPOL and WHO committees. Outside of Model UN, Eric enjoys playing in the Stanford Jazz Orchestra, as well as being on the Executive Board of the Stanford Pre-Law Society.

Christian Martin, Director of Programming and Media

Christian Martin is thrilled to serve as this year's Director of Programming and Media. Christian graduated from Princeton High School, where he caught the MUN bug, eventually serving as the captain of his high school Model UN team. At Stanford, he is involved with the Society for International Affairs at Stanford (SIAS) and is a member of the Stanford Polo Club. A Classics major, his passions range from International Affairs to Art History. He is excited to bring a diverse and entertaining slate of programming to SMUNC this year.

Marion Santo, Director of Logistics

Marion's interests lie in merging medicine, policy, and technology. She intends to use these three domains to bring about a new perspective to pressing matters at hand. She is currently on a pre-med track, and aspires to major in Electrical Engineering with a Biomedical emphasis or BioMechanical Engineering with a Political Science or Communications minor. She did not partake in Model UN in high school because her high school did not have a team, but she is an active member of Stanford's Travel Team.