Grant Papastefan
President

Originally from Lake Forest, Illinois, Grant Papastefan is a senior in the Bienen School of Music, studying Voice & Opera Performance and Political Science. After staffing NUMUN for the past three years as a Vice Chair in UNIDO, Chair of the ICJ, and Director of Logistics, Grant is excited to take on a new role as President and Secretary-General of NUMUN XVI. Outside of NUMUN, Grant is the Vice President of NU College Republicans and is involved in Greek life.

Michelle David
Chief of Staff

Michelle studies political science, economics, and environmental policy with the hopes of pursuing a career related to environmental sustainability and international development. She has previously been the Director of Competition for NUMUN XV, a Moderator for UNESCAP, and Chair for the UNEP. Beyond MUN, she enjoys working as a manager for Northwestern's Norris Student Center and volunteering through her service fraternity, Alpha Phi Omega. In addition to dreaming about the warm weather in her hometown of Atlanta, you can find her frequently updating her podcast playlist, listening to the Chili Peppers, or eating Cheez-Its

Marco Laudati
Director of Simulation

Marco is a junior studying Economics and Political Science from Lincolnshire, Illinois. Beyond serving as NUMUN’s Director of Simulation, He is also the President of College Republicans and Northwestern Capital Management. In his free time, Marco enjoys following current events and financial markets, as well as supporting his favorite European soccer team, Lazio.

Jack Byrne
Director of Technology

Jack is a junior, pre-med history major in Northwestern's Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences. In addition to serving as NUMUN’s Director of Technology, he is also involved in the Northwestern Jewish Theatre Ensemble, Northwestern University Dance Marathon, and the Illinois Lambda chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon.

Matt Casler
Director of Outreach

Matt is a junior from Orlando, Fla studying Social Policy, Political Science, and Spanish. Outside of NUMUN, he serves as the Director of Education for the Northwestern University Community for Human Rights and a Dialogues Co-Chair for the Northwestern Community Development Corps. Matt also travels with NUMUN’s collegiate delegation and has earned awards at conferences at Harvard, the University of Pennsylvania, and UC Berkeley. Matt has previously served as a Vice Chair for SPECPOL and Chair for DISEC. In his free time, he enjoys running, reading the Times, and biking along Lake Michigan.

Michael Flynn
Director of Content

Michael is a sophomore from Clarendon Hills, Illinois studying Economics, Political Science, and Integrated Marketing and Communications (IMC). In his sixth year of involvement in Model UN, Michael is the current NUMUN Director of Content and has previously served as the crisis director for the Somali Cabinet and a delegate on the NUMUN Collegiate Travel Team. Outside of NUMUN, Michael is a co-chair of Multimedia & Marketing for Global Engagement Summit, a member of Form & Function Marketing, and involved in Greek Life.

Emily Andrey
Director of Logistics

Emily Andrey is a junior from La Jolla, California. She is double majoring in Art History and Russian and East European Studies, and is also on the premed track. Outside of NUMUN, she does research, is a student docent for the Block Museum, and is involved in Greek life. Emily has been a Chair and Vice Chair for the past two years of NUMUN.

Helen Burkhardt
Director of Finance

Helen has attended NUMUN as a delegate, Vice Chair, Crisis Staffer, and Chair. She once again finds herself on Secretariat as the Director of Finance. When Helen isn't crunching numbers or designing budgets, she designing narratives for adventures throughout the Sword Coast, researching government employment as a Research Assistant, or defining monetary policy for Northwestern's Federal Reserve Challenge Team. She is very excited to see what brilliant solutions the delegates come up with during conference!

Isaac Bykhovsky
Director of Competition

Isaac is a Junior studying Industrial Engineering in the McCormick School of Engineering. He has done Model UN for the past five years, competing at both the high school and university level. In past years, Isaac has chaired Bolivar's Cabinet and JCC Saudi Arabia for NUMUN, and has won delegate awards at collegiate conferences in Harvard and NYU. In his free time, Isaac is involved in Greek Life, likes to bike, and tracks far too many baseball statistics.

Mason McVeigh
Director of Registration

Mason is a junior studying Philosophy and German. He is originally from South Bend, Indiana. For his first two years in NUMUN, Mason has been the chair of the UNHRC and SPECPOL. Outside of NUMUN, Mason serves as a member of the Delegate Development team for Northwestern Community for Human Rights and is a Peer Adviser for incoming students.