Meet the Secretariat

Organizing Committee: Secretary General, Chiefs of Staff, Delegate Affairs, Public Relations, Media Design, International Press, Communications and Logistics, Workshop and Event Coordination 

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Taryn Riddle

SECRETARY GENERAL

Hailing from Dallas, Texas, USA, Taryn is a current freshman in the Harvard class of 2025 and is the founder of YISMUN. Starting this conference was her response to the global COVID-19 shutdown, and she is honored see her idea become a reality thanks to international student cooperation! Since she discovered Model UN 2 years ago, Taryn has become President of her school’s Model UN team, not only winning awards herself but also leading other delegates to their first conference awards. An International Baccalaureate student, she has studied Hindi language for 6 years, and spent six weeks in Pune, India last summer on the NSLI-Y scholarship studying the language as well. An Economics and South Asian Studies major, she intends to work in International Business and Sustainability, hoping to apply sustainable development and entrepreneurship towards the global struggle against poverty. She is also interested in international relations, and attended the Yale International Relations Leadership Institute in August 2020 to hone her skills in leadership and negotiation. She is truly passionate about using her platform to develop a global consciousness for all students, moving away from apathy and towards understanding.

Delegate Affairs Team

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Emily Heyler (Director)

Hawaii, USA

Emily Heyler is currently a rising junior at ‘Iolani School in Honolulu, Hawaii. Since being introduced to the world of Model United Nations a couple of years ago, Emily was immediately drawn to the competitive debates, rigorous research, and realistic diplomacy. From gaining confidence in her fear of public speaking and gaining critical thinking skills, to creating a global perspective of the world issues and fostering a passion for the world of diplomacy. Emily is honored to be a part of the delegate affairs team for YISMUN. Outside of Model United Nations, Emily can be found acting in her school’s theater program, binge watching netflix, and debating her friends on global issues. Emily is confident that all delegates will enjoy the thrilling debate of YISMUN.

Communications and Logistics

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Cherry Sung (Director)

South Korea

Cherry Sung from Seoul, South Korea, is a 15-year-old student studying at Chadwick International. For the past 2 years, she has participated in several physical conferences and myriad international virtual conferences. MUN has given her the opportunity to vividly experience imperative global issues and has transformed her into a more cognizant individual. Cherry is a perfectionist and a workaholic, yet she loves meeting new people around the world. Away from being an active MUNer, she is an environmental activist working with various members of her country’s government. Cherry hopes the July 2021 YISMUN conference will be a stepping stone for everyone’s academic growth and aspirations. She looks forward to meeting everyone and having an amazing experience!

Public Relations Team

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Carmenmary Villegas (Director)

Mexico

Carmenmary Villegas Bernal, Under Secretary General of Public Relations
Carmenmary is a 20 year old, university student, mayoring in Communications at Universidad Anáhuac Puebla from Mexico. She is very passionate about global problematics and the United Nations. She has been on multiple Model United Nations, debate teams and was a representative of an NGO at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City for the CSW 63º. Obtaining multiple recognitions through her MUN and debate journey. She believes that young people are the bright future and being aware of the current situations we are living, is a key to solving future problems and making the world a better place. She is certain that our voices are stronger together and likes to encourage people to speak their minds about global issues.  For her, Model United Nations are a way to express ideas in a safe environment, while also learning what others believe or think. Carmenmary has learned things from MUNs that she has applied to her daily life and personal growth, for this, she looks forward to helping delegates feel the same.

Media Design Team

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Texas, USA

Elise Pham (Director)

Elise Pham is a rising junior from Texas, USA. A passionate, award-winning Model UN delegate, she will be a regional/state committee chair for statewide Texas Model UN in 2020-2021. Elise is also heavily involved in leadership and academic activities as she is the founder/CEO of an art nonprofit, participates in two varsity sports and multiple school clubs, and takes STEM classes at Carnegie Mellon University. She hopes that through this conference, more students will be able to experience the benefits of global debate and international diplomacy!

IT Affairs Team

Mumbai, India

Vinay Pal (Director)

Vinay Pal is a third year MBA Tech student at NMIMS University, Mumbai. He has been a very keen follower of MUNs right from a very young age and has a vast experience in delegating,chairing and organizing MUNs. He strongly believes that Model UN has the power and capability to bring communities together and have a major impact in today's world. With a black belt in Karate he's got a very dynamic personality but he never fails to greet the world with a smile every day. Vinay highly recommends contemplative, well-researched debates and keeps providing the best experience to delegates his priority. He hopes that through YISMUN, youth around the globe will get a broad perspective of the world they live in today which will empower them to become global leaders of tomorrow! 

International Press Team

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Lagos, Nigeria

Amusan Esther Adeola
(Editor-in-Chief)

Amusan Esther Adeola is a law student at the University of Lagos. She is currently the Director of programs for I-charity foundation whose aim is on educating children and eradicating poverty. She has keen interest in Human Right law and SDGs. My MUN journey started in 2019 where she served as the delegate at the Lagos Model United Nations. She loves MUN's and believes MUN conference is an opportunity for youths to discuss world problems and provide feasible solutions. She is pleased to serve as the IP Administrator and looks forward to a beautiful conference.