Information on the CMUNCE XVII Secretariat is coming soon, in the mean time please enjoy meeting the previous Secretariat.




Omar Khan is a rising junior majoring in Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies and (hopefully, if the concentration is developed in time!) concentrating in Public Health. Besides CMUNCE and all the other affiliated Model UN activities on campus, he is also the vice president for United Against Inequity in Disease, a public health club which hosts on-campus events as well as does off-campus advocacy work, and the vice president for Club Zamana, the South Asian cultural club. He also is a member of the Multicultural Affairs Advisory Board, and unsurprisingly he's most interested in the intersection of health, race, and policy. He is a big cat fan but is allergic to them. 




Nomuundari is a Columbia College junior majoring in Political Science with a focus on International Relations. Having been raised in both Mongolia and Los Angeles, Nomuundari appreciates the diversity of thought that Model United Nations brings to its participants. Nomuundari has served on the CMUNCE secretariat before and is constantly excited by the innovative ideas and plans that the delegates bring to our conference. As Director General, Nomuundari looks forward to welcoming all the delegates to New York City for another exhilarating year of CMUNCE and experiencing its magic all over again. 

Carol Shou

Chief of Staff

Carol is a senior in Columbia College majoring in Economics and Mathematics. She was born and raised in Washington DC, where everyone has an opinion on politics and current events. At her first CMUNCE, she chaired and directed the Mexican Revolution 1911 committee, and last year she served as one of four USGs of Committees. Outside of Model UN, Carol enjoys watching student theater at Columbia, drinking cortados, and speculating over Game of Thrones subplots. She could not be more excited to be serving on the CMUNCE XVI secretariat and looks forward to meeting all the delegates in January!


Chief of Operations


Erin is a junior in Columbia College studying Computer Science. At last year's CMUNCE, she served as USG Programming, organizing the Diplomatic Visit Program and Exposition, in addition to crisis directing the UN Cybersecurity Taskforce committee. In addition to her role on the CMUNCE Secretariat, she has run committees at CMUNNY (Columbia's collegiate MUN conference) and competes on the Columbia Model UN travel team. She is also the Vice President External of the Columbia Society of Women Engineers and a tour guide and student interviewer for the Columbia Office of Undergraduate Admissions. She looks forward to welcoming you all to campus this January and making CMUNCE XVI a fun, engaging experience for all delegates!

sarah drory


Chief of Public Relations

Sarah is a sophomore at Barnard College from Washington D.C. She plans to major in Political Science and Human Rights with a special interest in immigration issues. This is her fifth year attending CMUNCE, after three years as a delegate, serving as a Conference Operations Fellow, and will be taking on the role of Chief of PR this year. She is also involved in Business and Innovation at the Columbia Daily Spectator, a member of Sigma Delta Tau, and the Barnard Pre-law Society. She is looking forward to a great conference this year! 

Cameron Davis

USG Committees

Cameron is a sophomore at Columbia College majoring in Economics-Political Science and hoping to concentrate in Philosophy. Originally from northern Virginia and having competed in Model UN since seventh grade, Cameron is thrilled to continue his passion for MUN by serving as the USG Committees for CMUNCE XVI after his previous experience as a Conference Operations Fellow for CMUNCE XV. Outside of MUN, Cameron is an active member of the Columbia Debate Society, volunteers at schools in the city for Youth for Debate, and is working on creating a credit union for the Columbia community. In his free time, Cameron enjoys watching Archer, listening to whatever Kanye just dropped, and exploring NYC.


Shanzay Khan

USG Committees

Shanzay is a sophomore in the college who is (potentially) double majoring in Political Science and Neuroscience. She joined Model UN in 7th grade because she heard they had free pizza during club meetings and hasn't stopped since. She's looking forward to traveling the country with Columbia's Travel Team next year. Coming from a Pakistani-Arab family, she's deeply interested in the politics of the Middle East. When she's not drowning in work, she enjoys catching up on House of Cards (Washington DC represent!) and obsessively marathoning cooking shows. Most of all, she's really looking forward to being one of your USG of Committees at CMUNCE XVI!


Lindsay Korzekwa

USG Committees

Lindsay is a Junior in the School of General Studies, majoring in Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies. She grew up in the Philadelphia area but spent the last two years studying on the French Riviera as part of the Dual BA Program with Sciences Po. She has been involved in Model UN since high school, and staffed Columbia’s collegiate conference in the fall. Outside of CIRCA, Lindsay volunteers as an English teacher with Community Impact and is involved in Columbia’s dance programs.


Carmelina Palmer

USG Committees

Carmelina is a sophomore at Barnard College majoring in Human Rights and Middle Eastern Studies with a concentration in Statistics. Model UN has been apart of Carmelina's life for six years, competing as a delegate and organizing conferences. She joined CIRCA her freshman year and has been honored to be apart of the secretariat for CMUNCE as well as the Columbia MUN travel team. Growing up in Colorado, Carmelina has loved getting to explore NYC and hopes to move here when she becomes a full adult. In the future, Carmelina would love to get her masters in International relations and become a human rights advocate focusing on access to education.  With what little time she has outside of MUN and her studies Carmelina enjoys traveling, tea drinking, and dancing. As one of the wonderful Under-Secretary Generals of Committees, Carmelina looks forward to making sure all delegates have a wonderful experience with us at CMUNCE XVI and looks forward to meeting so many of the fantastic delegates who attend! 


USG Programming


Josue is a sophomore in Columbia College  majoring in Sustainable Development and History with an interest in environmental policy and international relations. He started his Model UN journey as a high school delegate and is excited about the opportunity to continue his involvement in conferences through CMUNCE. He has been actively involved in CIRCA by staffing multiple conferences and by serving as a Conference Operations Fellow for CMUNCE XV. Outside of CIRCA, he's involved on campus as an editor with the Journal of Politics and a member of the Columbia University Marching Band. He's excited to serve on the CMUNCE XVI Secretariat and to welcome all the delegates to an exciting conference!

ben arenstein

USG Marketing and Sponsorships


Benjamin is a junior in the joint program between Columbia University and the Jewish Theological Seminary majoring in Jewish Literature and Middle Eastern History. In addition to serving as USG of Marketing for CMUNCE, Benjamin travels with Columbia’s Model UN travel team. Benjamin grew up in Robbinsville, New Jersey, but was born in Brooklyn, NY and is glad to have returned to his city roots by attending Columbia. Outside of Model UN Benjamin teaches Hebrew at the Rodeph Shalom School and runs the Jazz department at Columbia’s radio station WKCR. Benjamin looks forward to working with all of you in what will inevitably be an excellent CMUNCE XVI!

estella zhao

USG Administration


Estella is currently a sophomore in Columbia College, majoring in Political Science and concentrating in Business Management. Hailing from Vancouver (or Raincouver), she was an active MUNner back home, and served on the Secretariat teams for several established conferences such as CAHSMUN and CAIMUN. A Conference Operations Fellow (COF) in her first year, she is beyond excited to be part of CMUNCE again as the USG of Administration. In her spare time, Estella can be found reading food blogs (she especially adores sushi), finding new restaurants to frequent, and watching Korean dramas.