Executive Committee

Santiago Escobar - Conference Manager

Santiago Cuervo Escobar is a Colombian citizen living in Berlin studying Social Sciences at Humboldt University. He completed his high school studies in the prestigious San Bartolome School, where since 2008 he has participated in Model of United Nations, becoming an important and special part of his life. Both as Delegate and Chairperson, Santiago has enjoyed being part of this kind of experiences and this year, leading the Executive Committee for this years´edition is not going to be an exception. He is looking forward to welcoming you to BerlInMUN 2018, to make your MUN experience as wonderful as his own and to make you feel the most important part of what is going to be an amazing conference.

Julia Meyer - Deputy Conference Manager

High-quality debates about international politics, lifelong friendships and tons of fun, all in one week? 
Julia truly didn’t know what she was getting herself into when she decided to join the BerlinMUN family shortly before last year’s conference and therefore entered the magical world of MUN‘s. As it turns out, she couldn’t have made a better decision. 
Apart from pursuing her law studies at Humboldt University Berlin and her keen interest in diplomatics, Julia loves to spend her remaining spare time travelling, cooking, trying out different sports and learning new languages. 
She is eager to make BerlinMUN 2018 yet another unforgettable experience for all the participants and can’t wait to welcome you in August! 

Lucas Wendt - Public Relations Manager 

Since Berlin is not only the political and cultural center of Germany but also home to people from all over the world, it was soon clear to Lucas that this is where he wants to live for the next few years. Along with studying Communication Studies and Politics, he had the strong wish to work with other students on an international and meaningful project, so that’s basically why Lucas is now a part of the BerlInMUN ExCom team.

This is the first time he gets in touch with the MUN world and it’s an absolutely rewarding experience that motivates him to make his contribution to a memorable BerlInMUN conference. What’s most intriguing about his position as PR Manager is the fact that (perhaps) he is able to inspire liberal-minded people from different countries to participate in MUN projects.

Tomas Sielaff Alvarez - Financial Manager

Tomas Sielaff Alvarez is, a Brazilian/German/Spanish/Argentinian 22-year-old, aspiring diplomat living in the capital of Germany. His interests range from politics/economics to playing the violin and sometimes
being a futsal goalkeeper. His passion for MUN started during High School in Curitiba Brazil, the city where he was born and grew up in, at the International School of Curitiba, where he was fortunate enough to have MUN as an elective class for 2 years. Right now, he is at the beginning of his  bachelor’s degree in History and American Studies at the Humboldt University in Berlin and is able to say that 5 years and 19 conferences later MUN is and will always be an addiction/passion of his that he will never be able to get rid of.

Evi Kröker - Logistics Manager

The first time Evi came into contact with the MUN world was in 2014 when she was studying international business administration in Frankfurt (the true and only one!). She was part of her undergraduate school's delegation to NMUN NY as well as to the first edition of the NMUN in Europe in the same year. The experiences she gained in those conferences reinforced her feeling that she ought to do something more related to international politics and diplomacy which is why she continued her studies in international affairs at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin. Although she had been out of touch with the MUN world for some time since her bachelor's (and tried some Jessup Moot Court'ing in between), she luckily discovered a call for volunteers for the BerlIn MUN conference in 2017 last May. She joined the ExCom Team to help out with logistics and has been so warmly welcomed into the BerlIn MUN family that she decided to stay and continue managing the logistical aspects of this year's conference.

Daniel Kirchhof - Recruitment 

Born and raised in Berlin, Daniel is currently finishing his Master Degree in European Studies with a main focus on Common Foreign and Security Policy, European Integration and Transformation within Eastern Europe and the Balkans.
After 14 conferences in Belgium, Germany, Italy, Serbia, Turkey and United Kingdom, including nine highly ranked chairing positions, he quitted his Academic MUN/MEU career in last year‘s Autumn in order to ask the younger generations to the exciting stage of the committees.
As he has been part of the Secretariat in 2016 and 2017 the BerlInMUN team became a big family for him.
Due to his willingness to share his experience our “Grand Senior” decided to enforce the ExCom to accomplish new challenges.

Nadja Filina - Recruitment

Born and raised in the Russian city of Novosibirsk, Nadja is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in International Relations in Berlin and Potsdam. She has been attracted to the world of MUNs during her Bachelor studies in Saint-Petersburg and since then participated in nine conferences in a delegate as well as in a chair position, both in Russia and abroad. BerlInMUN is so far (and most likely forever) her favorite conference, that’s why she is extremely happy to represent the ExCom in this year’s edition of BerlInMUN and to welcome all the participants to enjoy one of the best conferences in Europe in the heart of Germany.

 

 

Tania Weber - Logistics 

Tania is a 23 year old International Relations student who just moved to Berlin to start her Master programme at Humboldt-University. Being originally from Dresden, she has conducted her Bachelor studies in Münster and the Netherlands, where she first became involved with Model UN. She is now very excited to help organise BerlinMUN and to explore what the vibrant city of Berlin has to offer together with the delegates!

Oskar de Wolf - Logistics 

Oskar grew up in a very international family in Brussels, Berlin and New York City. While finishing his high school in Meißen, his interest in politics, culture and history came to be, which lead to his first MUN experiences. While his MUN experience still primarily consists of those obscure high school MUNs, Oskar is utterly eager to change that. When he came into contact with BerlinMUN in October of 2017, he didn’t think twice about joining.  
At the moment Oskar is studying Philosophy at Humboldt University Berlin.  Besides his studies he is heavily into travelling, literature and arts. He has secretly never given up on his dreams of making it to NBA. 

Natalia Chudoba- Logistics 

Born and raised in Colombia, she moved to Berlin in 2016 to pursue a bachelor degree  in social sciences at the Humboldt-University Berlin. Back home she attended a MUN, having loved every second of the experience. After having heard of BerlinMUN she wanted to take advantage of the opportunity of being part of the organization. Natalia is very eager to learn from this experience as part of the logistics team, as well as working aside of the delegates and the chairs in an international environment. 

Konstantina Nathanail - Legal Manager

Konstantina is a long-time MUNer, born and raised in Greece, currently pursuing a Law degree at the Humboldt University of Berlin. Aside from MUN, she is engaged in volunteering and competitive debating, as well as swing dancing.

Her interest in international relations and diplomacy goes back to an internal Security Council simulation at the international German School she was attending. This would turn out to shape her entire high school experience: Since then, she participated in multiple MUN conferences, where she met incredible people and gathered irreplaceable experiences, and thereby discovered a different aspect of herself, purposeful, responsible and full of passion.

This kind of one-of-a-kind experience was what she found in BerlinMUN as well: A conference that can combine both business and fun! She hopes to pass over this opportunity by assisting this year's conference as Legal Manager, and looks forward to welcoming everyone in Berlin this summer!

Jan Fleischmann - Fundraising Manager

His name is Jan Fleischmann and he is the Fundraising Officer for BerlinMUN 2018. He is currently studying law at Freie Universität Berlin in his fourth year. He took his major area studies („Schwerpunkt“) in international and European law. Since his first MUN in Germany, he has partaken in numerous conferences all across the European continent in different positions and enjoyed to have been able to experience this very intriguing format of debating from various perspectives. He chose this position in the ExCom because he sees it as a great challenge to increase the budget of the conference further and therefore help BerlinMUN expanding. Also, having studied abroad with ERASMUS himself, he is intrigued by having a look behind the scenes of ERASMUS grants for associations.

Daria Bezuhla -  IT Manager

Born and raised in eastern Ukraine in a big industrial city - Donetsk, she moved to Berlin to pursue  her second higher Education, this time -  in IT field.  

In the moment she studies at HTW - Medieninformatics. Apart from interest in Technologies she was very active in youth organisations back home, but never in MUN. So, Berlin MUN- it is a great opportunity to become a part of MUN society. And for Daria it will be first time on the conference, so she can't wait for it!

Joaquin Caudeli -  Public Relations

Raised in Buenos Aires by an Italian-Spanish family, now he is living in Berlin because he loves its multicultural and diverse environment. He is a graduate in Sociology, Political Sciences and Public Administration from the University of València. He loves musicals, classical music (better in a concert), nature and hiking with his Scouts Group. 

Always considered himself a Human Rights activist. His passion for International Affairs and History has moved him to be involve in the MUN world. His first approach took place three years ago, where he found a great pleasure in dealing with issues related with Diplomacy and meeting people from different cultures. This experience was sum up during his Internship at the Spanish Foreign Service at the Spanish Embassy in Buenos Aires. 

Together with the whole team, he will try to make its seventh edition the best ever and make sure BerlinMUN is an unforgettable Model for everyone.

Katarzyna Rotnicka - Public Relations

Kas is a Polish Model United Nations addict, who before settling down in Berlin, worked in several different countries. Recently she came back from a WASH volunteering project that she led in Nepal. As a graduate in International Relations and post-diploma studies in Humanitarian Assistance she was continuously engaged in the European MUN scene. Fortunately, she has seen MUN from many different delegating, chairing, SG and organizing positions and for this year’s BerlInMUN she gladly joined the PR team. It is going to be her 7th BerlInMUN!

In her point of view, the MUN world is a very important one, since it inspires and challenges young people to take up a truly international perspective and they get to experience what can be achieved when working together.