This week, The Ambassador chatted with ILMUNC superstar Harrison Brunelli!
Q: How long have you been involved in the IAA and what is your current position?
A: I’ve been involved with the IAA for 3 years since I joined as a freshman and I’m currently the Chief Financial Officer for ILMUNC.
Q: What is your favorite IAA memory?
A: I’ve had a ton of amazing experiences with the IAA, but nothing really compares to closing ceremonies at ILMUNC, especially last year, when I finally got a chance to pause and realize the final results of everything we worked towards over the course of the year.
Q: Who is your IAA crush?
A: The southern-belle from Richmond, VA, Marc Petrine.
Q: If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be?
A: Trentino, Italy because it’s where my grandpa is from and I’ve never had a chance to visit or meet my relatives who live there.
Q: Key items to get you through conference?
A: Red Bull, Coffee, Collar Stays, ILMUNC Credit Card, Fuzzy ILMUNC socks.
Q: What is your true opinion of Krishnan?
A: I’ll actually answer this seriously because Krishnan doesn’t get very much credit for the his ability to do the extremely difficult job of being ILMUNC’s Sec Gen. Krishnan is the most humble leader I’ve ever worked for and his ability to trust and empower his team never fails to impress me. After my time working with him as a member of ILMUNC’s upper secretariat, I’ve gained an immense amount of respect for him and I know he’s going to be a successful leader in whatever he pursues in life. (Ambassador edit: AWWWWWW <3)
Q: List 3 reasons why ILMUNC is awesome in your opinion:
A: There are some very specific things that make ILMUNC awesome for me: 1. The connections that are forged across classes because of our shadow system. To this day, I’m still close with the people who were sophomores and juniors when I was a freshman and I know I can always count on them for advice. 2. ILMUNC’s ability to bring together so many smart and talented people to work together and create something that is bigger than any one individual. 3. Del Dance—it’s the highlight of the year for a lot of these high schoolers, which is both amusing and somewhat sad.
Q: Advice for any new IAAers?
A: Figure out where you think you can contribute best to the IAA and do everything you can to contribute in that area. The more involved you become, the more great experiences you’ll have.