Executive Board 2013-2014
Mark Warwick, President
Patrick Donovan, Secretary General, High School
Tyler Koteskey, Secretary General, College
Kelsey Ziomek, Chief of Staff
Rohit Reddy, Director of Travel Team
Justin Sherrill, Director of Finance
Aaron Sun, Director of Training
Alex Freer, Director of Internal Relations
Kyle Khandikian, Director of External Relations
Jeremy Gonzaga, Director of Marketing
Freza Paro, Director of Conference Services
Zoe Tracy, Director of Technology
Outgoing Executive Board 2012-2013
Mark Warwick, President
Michael Murrieta, Secretary General, High School
Emily Savastano, Secretary General, College
Alex Jaksha, Chief of Staff
Kyle Khandikian, Director of Travel Team
Michelle Nguyen, Director of Finance
Vinay Mysoor, Director of Training
Cassie Smith, Director of Internal Relations
Joey Donaldson, Director of External Relations
Bleu Grano, Director of Marketing
Freza Paro, Director of Conference Services
Tyler Koteskey, Director of Technology
Outgoing 2011-2012 Executive Board
Ethan Scapellati, President
Ethan Scapellati is a fourth year double major in history and political science. Growing up in South Orange County, California, Ethan loves the beach, music, sushi, the Lakers and Angels, and is an adamant fan of literature, poetry, art, and The Legend of Zelda, and will often be talking either politics or 19th century history. Aside from Model United Nations, Ethan is a UCLA Campus Tour Guide, a contributor to the UCLA Literary Journal, “Westwind,” a researcher in the History Department currently embarking on a 1,000,000-page thesis on soldiers of the Civil War, and hopes to use his future law degree to legally change his name to Maximus.
Vicki Nee, Secretary General, High School
Vicki is a 3rd year History and Political Science major with a concentration in International Relations. Besides speaking in 3rd person, Vicki also enjoys weekend sonjours in museums, talking to crazy people on public transit, historical fiction, painting, singing and exploring the awesome world around her. Her life-long goal is to work at The Hague, travel around the world, and eat her way across Europe. She has high expectations for the year ahead and hopes to make BruinMUN 2011 the most awesome in MUN at UCLA history!
Chris Janney, Secretary General, College
Chris Janney is a fourth year Economics and History double major. Originally hailing from Bronxville New York, Chris came to UCLA to get a taste of California life. He is also president of the on-campus student production company the Film and Photography Society. In his spare time, Chris enjoys watching and analyzing movies, reading historical non-fiction, hanging out with friends, and having stimulating conversations with anyone who is around. When he graduates, he would like to try and combine his interests of film, history, and business into one career path.
Alex Jaksha, Chief of Staff
Alex is a third year Molecular, Cellular, Developmental Biology major from San Diego. She hopes to go onto medical school after graduation and specialize in oncology. When she isn’t answering the never-ending flow of emails in her inbox, she is playing lacrosse at UCLA, planning debauchery with her friends, sketching and painting, crying that the seventh Harry Potter book was the last horcrux of her childhood, or just hanging out with her sisters in Gamma Phi Beta. Alex can’t wait for another amazing year of travel, friends, and craziness all with MUN at UCLA. On another note, she heard that you like MUN so she put a committee in your committee so you can debate while you debate.
Bhavna Mukundan, Director of Travel Team
Bhavna is a fourth year International Development Studies major with a minor in French. She is a native of Southern California but spends much time traveling the world and sipping coffee in a range of European cafes. Bhavna is an obsessive tennis and soccer fan, even managing to have a conversation with Rafael Nadal and to attend the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. After serving as a legal intern for the UNHCR, and working for the LA County District Attorney’s office, she intends to pursue a career in International Law upon graduation from UCLA. In her free time, Bhavna likes to play tennis, go shopping, and paint, hoping to move to Paris someday so she can feature her artwork in the Louvre.
Mandy Luper, Director of Finance
Mandy is a Fourth year Political Science major with an emphasis in International Relations. She is from Temecula, California, and while she loves the sunshine she wants actual weather and plans to move to either Seattle or the East Coast after graduation. Mandy feels at home in a court room (not as a defendant, ever) which suits her well as she plans to attend law school and focus in criminal law. When not studying for class or prepping for MUN she is involved in Amigos de UCLA and Habitat for Humanity. Aside from this her favorite things include watching ridiculous amounts of television, playing with her animals, and sleeping (none of which she does enough of). Mandy’s favorite quote is from Shakespeare’s Hamlet: “To thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man.” Her favorite book of all time is “Pride and Prejudice” because Elizabeth Bennet is awesome.
Michael Murrietta, Director of Training
Michael is a 2nd year political science major from Whittier, California. Aside from MUN, he is involved in the Pre-law Society, the Academic Advancement Program, and UCLA’s Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Club. He enjoys playing guitar, Venice Beach, food, and sleep. Especially sleep.
Joey Donaldson, Director of Internal Relations
Joey Donaldson is a 3rd year History major with a minor in Political Science. Originally from Sacramento,CA, he takes great pride in his Northern California roots and has no problem using the phrase “hella.” In addition to his involvement with Model United Nations at UCLA, Joey is a brother of Sigma Pi Fraternity in which he serves as Alumni Relations on the Executive Council. A part from his more serious activities, Joey finds great enjoyment in playing guitar, listening to music, watching the Red Sox, hanging out with his Sigma Pi brothers, and just getting the most out of this strange trip called college. After graduation, he plans to prolong law school by volunteering abroad for at least a year. After he obtains his law degree, Joey hopes to have a successful career in either constitutional or intellectual property law.
Emily Savastano, Director of External Relations
Emily Savastano is a third-year mass communications major with a minor in political science. This is her fifth year of involvement in Model United Nations and she couldn’t be more excited to continue her involvement at UCLA. Originally from the deserts of Arizona, Emily enjoys hanging out by the pool, eating frozen yogurt, and of course, quality Mexican cuisine. She has played the violin for over 11 years, in a chamber, quartet, and symphony setting and still does today. Emily loves to travel the world and has been to over seventeen countries including China, England, Greece, Germany, and Italy. In the summer of 2011, Emily will be studying abroad in Paris, France followed by travels to Scandinavia and Russia. When she’s not involved in Model United Nations you can find Emily running, watching movies, or at the beach with her friends soaking up the California sunshine. Upon graduation, Emily hopes to attend graduate school focusing on mass media and public relations.
Grace Le, Director of Marketing
Grace Le is a sophomore Pre-Med Psychobiology Major from Huntington Beach, CA. Having been extremely involved in MUN for all four years of high school, she is excited and honored to be the director of marketing for the UCLA chapter. Outside of MUN, she is involved in greek life as an active member of the Kappa Alpha Theta international sorority and hopes to land an internship at the Ronald Reagan Medical Center in the near future. With eight years of piano experience, Grace has an affinity for music and loves attending concerts and musical festivals. In her free time, she loves to hang out at the beach or go to the movies with friends. Her role models are the boys from the Buried Life, Lady Gaga, and baby Jesus.
Andrew Odom, Director of Conference Services
Andrew Odom is a fourth year Geography Major, Geospatial Information Systems & Technologies (GIS&T) and Urban and Regional Planning double minor. Hailing from sunny Orange County, Andrew enjoys long walks on the beach (seriously), going to Disneyland, and travelling as much as he can. A self described “dixiephile,” Andrew is a lover of almost everything southern, from sweet tea to country music, and plans on living in the south for one year before retreating to the beautiful weather of California. After graduating from UCLA, Andrew plans on attending an Urban Planning graduate program.
Mark Warwick, Director of Technology
Mark is sophomore Mechanical Engineering major at UCLA and hails from Danville, California. He has also lived in Texas and Illinois and prides himself on his half-Dutch heritage. Model UN helps Mark stay connected with the humanities side of his brain as he works through and math and science curriculum. He works as a resident assistant, and enjoys longboarding, photography, and videography. His number one passion, however, is building stuff. Mark has tackled numerous projects, from pinball machines to air cannons, and one day hopes to work on large machines like planes and trains.