Director of Community Outreach and Engagement
ILMUNC Secretary General
ILMUNC Director General
UPMUNC Secretary General
UPMUNC Director General
Ashish is a senior in Wharton studying Finance and Marketing. He was born in New Jersey, but most recently lived in Bangalore, India. Ashish joined the IAA during his freshman year as an Assistant Director of Intercol, and most recently served as the Director of Intercol for the 2015/2016 academic year. Outside of Model UN, Ashish has served in Penn Student Government as the Wharton Chair for Class Board 2017, is a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity and consults for 180 Degrees Consulting, a student-run consulting club. In his free time, he can be found playing soccer at the beautiful Penn Park, cheering on Manchester United or watching Hindi movies. This will be his final year with the IAA and he is excited to make it the most memorable one yet.
Marc is a senior in the College of Arts & Sciences majoring in Political Science and Economics. He was born and raised in the historic river city, Richmond, Virginia and hopes to never stray too far from there. Marc has been a member of the International Affairs Association since his freshmen year and has served as an Assistant Secretary-General for ILMUNC, an Under Secretary-General for ILMUNC, the Director-General of ILMUNC, and as a chair for UPMUNC and ILMUNC India. Outside of the IAA, Marc is in the Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity and works as an NSO Coordinator. In his free time, which Marc hopes to have a lot of in his senior year, he follows politics, watches and reads Game of Thrones, and enjoys the great outdoors. He is tremendously excited to share another great year in the IAA, and his last, with everyone!
Giancarlo is a junior in the College studying Economics and Political Science. Born in Costa Rica and growing up between Mexico and Brazil, he has been passionate about international affairs and politics his entire life. He joined the IAA his freshmen year and has continued as a member in the club ever since. He is very excited to serve as the IAA’s secretary next year and can’t wait for another amazing year!
Santosh is currently a junior in the Jerome Fisher Program for Management and Technology at the University of Pennsylvania majoring in Finance and Computer Science. He was born in New Jersey, but has lived in Hyderabad, India for a majority of his high school life. He is extremely involved with numerous entrepreneurial endeavors and often spend hours reading about small college startups around the country. He is a part of various organizations on campus including the M&T Innovations Fund, the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity and of course, the International Affairs Association. He also loves playing basketball (Go Lakers!) and is a die-hard Game of Thrones fan.
Decklan is currently a junior at Penn studying Bioengineering and Economics. He is originally from Dallas, Pennsylvania (no he did not mean Texas). Decklan joined SPEV as an Assistant Director during his sophomore year and is pumped to return as Deputy Director for another wild year with the coolest club on campus. Outside of SPEV, Decklan can usually be found listening to Katy Perry, eating Pop Tarts, and avoiding the outdoors at all costs.
Andrea Breeden is a senior in the College of Arts and Sciences, majoring in International Relations with a minor in Consumer Psychology. Hailing from Baltimore, Maryland, a goal on her bucket list is to travel to all seven continents…speaking German and Spanish have certainly helped her explore many countries thus far! She pursued her studies abroad at Central European University in Budapest, Hungary last fall. Aside from the IAA, she works on consulting projects with MUSE (the undergrad marketing consultancy), serves on the board for Sigma Kappa Sorority, and is a tour guide with Kite and Key. Should you ever be on Penn’s campus, watch out for a blinding smile or listen for an uncontrollable belly laugh… her voice has always “naturally carried!”
Zahra is a senior in the College of Arts and Sciences majoring in International Relations with minors in economics, international development, and political science. Zahra was born in Washington, D.C., which fueled her interest in global affairs and is why she loves being a part of the IAA! In her free time, Zahra loves to eat (ask her about her restaurant spreadsheet), follow interior design and street style blogs, and religiously go to the gym. COE is not only the highlight of her Penn experience but also the center of her whole world, so she is extremely excited for another great year ahead with the best people!
Alex is a sophomore in the College of Arts and Sciences majoring in Economics and Political Science with a concentration in International Relations. Alex grew up in Northbrook, Illinois, a northern suburb of Chicago. In high school, he was very involved in his school's theatre community, performing in fifteen shows over his four years. Alex also competed with his school's Model UN team. Through the IAA, Alex served as an Under-Secretary-General for Crisis Simulations at last year's ILMUNC, has competed on several Intercol trips, and traveled abroad as a chair for ILMUNC India. Outside of the IAA, Alex is also an intern at the Penn Political Science Department and is involved in Penn Democrats, the Penn Symposium on Contemporary China, the Jewish Renaissance Project. In his free time, Alex loves to bike, watch Netflix, and travel. Alex is thrilled to serve as Secretary-General for ILMUNC XXXIII and a member of the IAA's Executive Board!
Cynthia is a junior in the Huntsman Program studying International Studies in the College and Finance and Management in Wharton. She’s also pursuing a minor in Hispanic Studies. Originally from just outside Washington D.C. (McLean, VA), Cynthia has always had a deep interest in international affairs and public policy. Model UN has always also been a big part of Cynthia’s life, having competed in high school, and since joining the International Affairs Association freshman year, Cynthia has continued to compete on the college circuit as well. Currently, Cynthia is the Director-General for ILMUNC XXXIII, and has been Under-Secretary General for Crisis Committees for both ILMUNC XXXII and ILMUNC XXXI. Outside of the IAA, Cynthia enjoys watching soccer, and traveling to new places. Cynthia is incredibly excited to serve as Director-General of ILMUNC next year, and hopes to make it the best conference yet!
Hailing from the quiet Midwest, Kent was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago. He is unbelievably excited to be serving as Secretary-General for UPMUNC's golden anniversary this year, and can't wait for conference. Outside of Model UN and hanging with the UPMUNC 50 Secretariat, Kent loves playing basketball, reading about current events, and spending as much time as possible outdoors. He hopes to one day visit all the incredibly schools and countries he's seen on the MUN circuit, and is beyond pumped to see everyone at UPMUNC in November. He'll be working hard on the conference until then!
Born in Shanghai, China and raised in Erie, PA, Madeline is a junior in Wharton studying Statistics and Marketing/Operations Management. She could not be more thrilled to be Director-General for upcoming UPMUNC 50 and even more excited for the next several of grueling work to prepare for it. Beyond UPMUNC, Madeline also loves a cheesy pun or good magic trick and is also a bit of an adrenaline junkie. You can often almost always find her listening to music, working on a puzzle, or planning out the next great adventure. She is incredibly stoked to meet you all, so definitely drop by and say hi to her!