Model UN at UCLA is one of the few programs of its kind that not only hosts an annual high school (BruinMUN) and college conference (LAMUN), but also fields a competitive travel team. Throughout the year, delegates from MUN at UCLA train and travel to compete at conferences at other national and international universities.

Our Director of Travel Team (and Head Delegate) is Justin Schmerler. He can be reached at travelteam@BruinMUN.org

2018-2019 Travel Team Destinations:

CMUNNY, Sept 27 - Sept 30, 2018

Head Delegates: Malvika Varma, Justin Schmerler, Elaine Miao

Team: Mitansh Shah, Aishwarya Natarajan, Adarsh Balaji, Ilana Golub, Zain Khalifeh, Dan Zhukov

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Awards:

Dan Zhukov - Best Delegate - Robot Revolution

Malvika Varma - Outstanding Delegate - Fight For The Vietnamese Throne: The Tran-Ly Struggle, 1225

Justin Schmerler - Outstanding Delegate - New York City Hall

Adarsh Balaji - Honorable Mention - JCC: When Christ and His Saints Slept

Aishwarya Natarajan - Honorable Mention - Extraordinary Meeting of Brazilian Leadership

Elaine Miao - Verbal Commendation - Mai ‘68: Les Accords De Grenelle

TrojanMUN, Oct 18 - Oct 21, 2018

Head Delegates: Malvika Varma, Justin Schmerler, Elaine Miao

Team: Aishwarya Natarajan, Dan Zhukov, Campbell Martin, Danielle Rommerdahl, Ishaan Kapoor, Rachel DuRose, Lena Nguyen, Alex Guziak, Olivia Draper, Joel Szakmeister, Rachel Lee, Asim Khan, Sheel Shah, Anirudh Keni, Aditya Agarwal, Yash Deshmukh, Prannoiy Chandran

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Awards:

Dan Zhukov - Best Delegate, Musk Enterprises 2024
Elaine Miao - Best Delegate, Our New World
Justin Schmerler - Best Delegate, Ad Hoc
Malvika Varma - Best Delegate, JCC: Indian Rebellion 1875
Rachel Lee - Best Delegate, UNSPC
Ishaan Kapoor - Outstanding Delegate, SOCHUM
Joel Szakmeister - Outstanding Delegate, JCC: Indian Rebellion 1875
Rachel DuRose - Outstanding Delegate, UNSPC
Aditya Agarwal - Honorable Mention, JCC: British East India Co. 1875
Aishwarya Natarajan - Honorable Mention, Péron's Cabinet
Danielle Rommerdahl - Honorable Mention, IAEA
Lena Nguyen and Sheel Shah - Honorable Mention, UNSC
Olivia Draper - Honorable Mention, SOCHUM
Campbell Martin - Verbal Commendation, IAEA

SBIMUN, Nov 16 - Oct 18, 2018

Head Delegates / Advisors: Justin Schmerler, Elaine Miao

Team: Mitansh Shah, Adarsh Balaji, Akshat Khaitan, Alana Cross, Alyssa Fong, Andrea Grigsby, Anush Khatri, Anusha Goyal, David Cruse, Eden Ballard, Helen-Sage Lee, Isaiah Gutierrez, Jonathan Dalsey, Navi Sidhu, Robert Huang, Zain Khalifeh

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Awards:

Best Small Delegation

Adarsh Balaji - Best Delegate - JCC ROK Korean War

Alana Cross - Outstanding Delegate - US Great Depression Cabinet

Alyssa Fong - Outstanding Delegate - GA 6th Legal

Jonathan Dalsey - Outstanding Delegate - Clone Wars

Zain Khalifeh - Outstanding Delegate - JCC DPRK Korean War

Helen-Sage Lee - Honorable Mention - Organization of American States

Anusha Goyal - Verbal Commendation - GA 6th Legal

McMUN, Jan 24-27, 2019

Head Delegates: Malvika Varma, Justin Schmerler, Elaine Miao

Team: Mitansh Shah, Dan Zhukov, Akash Kapoor

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Awards:

Dan Zhukov - Best Delegate - JCC Boshin War: Imperial Japan

Mitansh Shah - Verbal Commendation - World Anti-Doping Agency

Justin Schmerler - Verbal Commendation - Ad Hoc

Akash Kapoor - Verbal Commendation - World Health Organization

AggieMUN, Jan 31- Feb 3, 2019

Head Delegates: Elaine Miao, Prannoiy Chandran

Team: Rachel DuRose, Aishwarya Natarajan, Joel Szakmeister, Asim Khan, Oran Farkas, Alyssa Fong, Yash Deshmukh, Arsal Zaheer, Sheel Shah, Alana Cross, Anusha Goyal, Shubham Gupta, David Cruse, Campbell Martin, Avery Einhorn, Andrea Grigsby

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Awards:

Best Large Delegation

Arsal Zaheer - Best Delegate - UNHRC
Elaine Miao - Best Delegate - West Wing
Rachel DuRose - Outstanding Delegate - West Wing
Shubham Gupta - Outstanding Delegate - UNOOSA
Alyssa Fong - Honorable Delegate - UNHRC
Andrea Grigsby - Honorable Deleagte - UNOOSA
Asim Khan - Honorable Delegate - XFL
Avery Ezra Einhorn - Honorable Delegate - UNOOSA
Oran Farkas - Honorable Delegate - Byzantine Empire
Prannoiy Chandran - Honorable Delegate - French Resistance
Aishwarya Natarajan - Verbal Commendation - Byzantine Empire
Campbell Martin - Verbal Commendation - French Resistance
Joel Szackmeister - Verbal Commendation - West Wing
Sheel Shah - Verbal Commendation - UNHRC
Yash Deshmukh - Verbal Commendation - XFL

HNMUN, Feb 13-16, 2019

Head Delegates: Malvika Varma, Justin Schmerler, Elaine Miao

Team Delegates: Aishwarya Natarajan, Adarsh Balaji, Zain Khalifeh, Ishaan Kapoor, Aditya Agarwal

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Adarsh Balaji - Best Delegate - JCC Malayan Emergency 1948: Commonwealth 

Justin Schmerler - Best Delegate - La Transición: Spain After Franco, 1975

Ishaan Kapoor & Aditya Agarwal - Outstanding Delegate, UN Security Council

Elaine Miao - Honorable Mention - Grand Council of the Qing Dynasty 1898

UCBMUN, Feb 28 - Mar 3, 2019

Head Delegates: Malvika Varma, Justin Schmerler, Elaine Miao

Team Members: Mitansh Shah, Prannoiy Chandran, Rachel DuRose, Benjamin Lee, Dan Zhukov, Ishaan Kapoor, Joel Szakmeister, Asim Khan, Oran Farkas, Alyssa Fong, Yash Deshmukh, Arsal Zaheer, Alana Cross, Praveen Bandla, Shubham Gupta, David Cruse

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Best Large Delegation

Awards:

Aditya Agarwal - Best Delegate, Pax Romana
Dan Zhukov - Best Delegate, North Korea Board of Longevity
Ishaan Kapoor - Best Delegate, JCC: New York City Officials
Justin Schmerler - Best Delegate, Ad Hoc
Mitansh Shah - Best Delegate, Jekyll Island Club
Shubham Gupta - Best Delegate, The State of Maryland vs. Adnan Syed
Oran Farkas - Outstanding Delegate, JCC: New York City Officials 
Elaine Miao and Malvika Varma - Honorable Mention, UNSC
Alana Cross - Honorable Mention, North Korea Board of Longevity
Arsal Zaheer - Honorable Mention, Women in the NAACP
Benjamin Lee - Honorable Mention, RNC 2015
Rachel DuRose - Honorable Mention, Jekyll Island Club
Prannoiy Chandran - Honorable Mention, The Enron Scandal

ChoMUN, Apr 18 - Apr 21, 2019

Head Delegates: Elaine Miao, Justin Schmerler, Malvika Varma

Team Members: Mitansh Shah, Adarsh Balaji, Rachel DuRose, Dan Zhukov, Ishaan Kapoor, Helen-Sage Lee, Oran Farkas, Rachel Lee

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Best Small Delegation

Awards:

Elaine Miao - Best Delegate, Ad Hoc Committee of the Secretary General
Justin Schmerler - Best Delegate, Cabinet of Corazon Aquino
Malvika Varma - Best Delegate, Polisario Front
Adarsh Balaji - Best Delegate, Cabinet of Fernando Belaúnde
Oran Farkas - Best Delegate, Bell Labs
Ishaan Kapoor - Outstanding Delegate, JCC: Hearst’s New York Journal
Mitansh Shah - Outstanding Delegate, Alphabet Board of Directors
Aditya Agarwal - Honorable Mention, Mughal Empire
Helen Lee - Honorable Mention, 1932 Constitutional Convention
Dan Zhukov - Verbal Commendation, JCC: Pulitzer’s New York World
Rachel Lee - Verbal Commendation, 1932 Constitutional Convention