Ravid Reif

Secretary General of LAMUN

Ravid Reif is a fourth year pursuing a double major in Political Science and Global Studies and a minor in French. She is originally from Israel, but currently lives in San Ramon, California. Ravid has been participating in Model UN since her freshman year of high school, and she is particularly excited to be organizing LAMUN this year. Outside of MUN, Ravid works at the Undergraduate Writing Center and has held various internships related to international relations. In the future, she hopes to go to law school and pursue a career in international relations by either working for the United Nations or an international non-governmental organization. She loves traveling to new places, reading her favorite books, and cooking new recipes. 


Aditya Deshpande


Aditya Deshpande is a fourth-year Business Economics and Financial Math double major from Mumbai, India. He has been involved in Model UN since high school and is looking forward to an exciting senior year with MUN at UCLA. Having interned in asset management and investment banking in the past, Aditya hopes to work in finance once he graduates. Outside of MUN Aditya is a member of Bruin Asset Management, and when free can be found binge-watching Netflix, rooting for the LA Lakers, or playing basketball.


Axel Sarkissian

Director of External Relations

Axel Sarkissian is a third-year undergraduate studying Political Science with minors in Public Affairs and Urban & Regional Planning. He is a Los Angeles native who has been a part of Model UN at UCLA since his freshman year, competing regularly on its intercollegiate team. Outside of Model UN, Axel serves on the executive board of UCLA’s Pre-Law Society, has held internships in government, and preserves a keen interest in transportation and defense policy. He plans to attend law school upon graduation.


Ryan Carr 

Director of Finance

Ryan is a fourth-year Business Economics major from his beloved hometown of Fountain Valley, CA. Heading into his sixth year in Model UN, he is excited to serve as Director of Finance for our club at UCLA. With an avid love for business and negotiation, as well as previous experience working in finance, Ryan plans to pursue a career in investment banking upon graduation. At UCLA, besides being the finance director for Model UN, Ryan is the Vice President of Bruin Venture Capital, a competitor on the club golf team, and a project manager in Ackerman Union. Outside of school, he enjoys cycling, golfing, and traveling to new places.

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Linnea Shapter 

Director of Logistics

Hailing from Annapolis, Maryland, Linnea Shapter is a fourth-year history major with minors in geography and English. Highlights of her undergraduate years include interning for the International Liquid Terminals Association in Arlington, Virginia and completing a travel study program in Rome where her passion for history only further grew. She joined Model United Nations her freshman year of college and has loved the past three years of learning and evolving with the club. At UCLA outside of MUN, Linnea has been involved in Cru and is a new member of the Mortar Board National College Senior Honor Society. After UCLA, she hopes to attend law school, become an attorney, and ultimately pursue her dream of becoming a judge. In her spare time, Linnea enjoys running, reading, writing, and spending time with her family and friends.

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Olivia Draper 

USG of General Assemblies

Originally from New Jersey, Olivia Draper is a third year majoring in applied linguistics and double minoring in cognitive science and Asian language. She first started MUN in eighth grade, and has continued throughout high school and college. Other than staffing conferences, Olivia serves on the executive board of her sorority, teaches a class at the international center on campus, and works for UCLA Recreation. Olivia spends the free time she can find discussing feminist politics and napping

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Malvika Varma


Malvika is a junior at UCLA studying Economics. She was born in the Bay Area but as spent her last 10 years living in New Delhi, India. Malvika joined Model UN at UCLA during her freshman year, when she staffed LAMUN. Since then, she competes regularly with the travel team and staffs UCLA's collegiate and high school conferences. When she's not binge-watching Veep, you can find Malvikacooking, napping or at the gym. She hopes to go into Finance after her senior year.

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Elaine Miao 


Elaine is a third year at UCLA studying political science and global health. She has done Model UN since her freshman year of high school, and has been an active member in UCLA's Model United Nations club since her first year here. Since joining, she has competed on UCLA's travel team and staffed both high school and college conferences, serving as undersecretary-general of novice committees for BruinMUN last year. Outside of Model UN, Elaine is an avid foodie and loves to travel. She also sings alto in an a cappella group and is healthcare director for the External Vice President's office.