Office of the Secretary-General
Olivia Green, Secretary General
Maria Morkas, Chief of Staff
Arthur Ji, Director-General
Yumn Qazi, Deputy Director General
Gabriel Bolanos is excited to be the USG of Crisis for HAMUN 49. He is currently studying Neuroscience with a minor in History at Rice University. Gabriel participated in HAMUN for four years in high school; last year, he was the crisis director for Ashes to Ashes: Eastern Council. He also crisis staffed for Rice MUN in 2022 and served as the Director of Finance for Rice MUN last year. In addition to Model UN, Gabriel is a TA for BrainSTEM, a club where Rice students teach K-12 students about neuroscience concepts. He is also on the leadership team for Rice Cru, a Christian organization. Outside of extracurriculars, Gabriel enjoys playing board games, working out, and writing music. His advice to delegates (for crisis in particular) is to constantly keep your country’s/character’s stance in mind and not be afraid to make bold decisions that fit with your particular stance. Also, don’t forget to have fun!
Michael Bolanos, USG of Outreach/Webmaster
Jordan Stanley is serving as the USG of Conference Services and GA Plen Co-Chair for HAMUN 49. Jordan is a sophomore at the University of Texas A&M in the class of 2025. She is majoring in Agricultural Leadership and Development with a minor in Financial Planning. This will be her 5th year in HAMUN as she was a delegate her sophomore through senior year of high school and served as the GA Plen chair for HAMUN 48. In her free time, Jordan enjoys spending time with her family back home on their ranch in Round Top, Tx where she raises beef cattle and hunts. She also enjoys spending time with her friends out and about in Aggieland. When she is not doing any of these activities, you can find her with her dog, Reba. Jordan's advice to senior delegates is to apply for the Andrea Flynn Scholarship as she was the HAMUN 47 recipient. Lastly, Jordan's advice to each and every delegate is to stop comparing yourself to others and make your biggest competition yourself.
Eshal Warsi, USG of Public Relations
Olivia Green is thrilled to be serving HAMUN 49 as this year’s Secretary-General. She is a fourth year student at the University of Texas at Austin with majors in History and American Studies. Olivia is also working towards minors in both Government and Core Texts and Ideas. Her fields of interest include labor history, women’s history, and the history of social movements. She is passionate about education, equity, and sharing history. This is Olivia’s fourth HAMUN as a staffer and sixth HAMUN overall. As a delegate she was able to gain invaluable experiences with public speaking and research. Exterior to HAMUN and academics, she enjoys crafting and watching movies. Her advice to incoming delegates is to do as much research as you can prior to the conference. It always pays to be prepared!
Alyssa Caver, Deputy Secretary General
Maria Morkas serves as the Chief of Staff for HAMUN 49. She is a junior at Rice University studying Neuroscience and Cognitive Sciences, along with Politics, Law, and Social Thought. This is her seventh consecutive year with HAMUN, having participated as a delegate all four years of high school, and the USG of Logistics and Chief of Staff, thereafter. Outside of HAMUN and academics, she enjoys writing and editing for Rice’s student newspaper and advocating for global health equity. A native Houstonian, she enjoys trying out the variety of cuisines (and coffee shops!) the city has to offer. For incoming delegates, she recommends taking chances and having fun! Everyone is there to grow and improve their speaking, presentation, and resolution writing skills, so don’t be afraid to try something new!
Ayush Suresh, Director of Registration
Yumn Qazi is serving as Deputy Director General and co-chair of CSW for HAMUN 49. She is a junior majoring in Psychology with a minor in Business Administration at University of Houston. This is her second year in HAMUN but has participated in MUN since middle school and participated in multiple MUN conferences since then. Some advice she would give to incoming delegates is take risks, ask questions, and do not be afraid to put yourself out there. It may seem scary at first but we are all learning.
Gabriel Bolanos, USG of Crisis
Michael Bolanos serves as the USG of Outreach and Webmaster. He is studying Biosciences and Visual Arts at Rice University. This is his sixth consecutive year at HAMUN being a delegate from high school and continued to chair the year after. He enjoys swimming before the sun rises, crocheting, and cooking Filipino dishes. In his free time he loves playing and listening to music. For incoming delegates, he recommends for them to not be stressed but have fun in debate. He also encourages delegates to reach out of their comfort zone and to always be kind.
Jordan Stanley, USG of Conference Services
Eshal serves as the USG of Public Relations and the Press Coordinator.
She is a junior at the University of Houston (Go Coogs!) studying Political Science with a minor in Leadership Studies. She participated in Model UN for all four years of high school and participated in HAMUN for three years. She also served as the PRESS Corps Chair for HAMUN 48. Eshal is passionate about educational equity and working with immigrant populations. She currently works with the Metropolitan Volunteer Program on campus and enjoys her time as team captain on her school’s mock trial team. Outside of school, she loves reading the news, watching romcoms and Christopher Nolan movies, and nerding out about books and history. If she had to give delegates one piece of advice it would be to do sufficient research outside of the conference. The last thing you want is to be caught off-guard in a conference!