President, Gillian Lait

Gillian Lait is a Junior at WWU. She is majoring in Psychology, as well as a student of Woodring College of Education. This is Gillian's third year in the IAA and second year as an officer, previously serving as the Secretary-General of VIKMUN. Gillian has participated in Model UN since her first year of high school and has seen firsthand how much of a positive impact the community of Model UN can make. After graduating, she plans to teach elementary school abroad. Her favourite MUN memory is going to a live taping of Seth Meyers with some of her fellow IAA members. 

Please contact Gillian for any general questions regarding the club, membership, or upcoming events.

Vice President of Logistics, Jaden Moon

Jaden Moon is a sophomore at WWU. He's double majoring in political science and visual journalism, as well as a minor in public relations. This is Jaden's second year in IAA and first as an officer. After graduating, Jaden plans on either going to law school on the east coast or working for a major syndicate as a photojournalist. He hopes to use his Model UN experience to get better at communicating ideas, working collectively to reach a common goal, and to form lifelong bonds with others who share the same interests. His favourite MUN memory is either getting Vietnamese food at 4 in the morning in downtown Portland during NWMUN-Portland or exploring New York City with other members of the IAA, furthering the friendships that the program allows us to foster.

Please contact Jaden with all logistical questions regarding conferences, including reimbursements, hotels, and budget questions.

Vice President of Model United Nations, Kayla Callanan

Kayla Callanan is a senior at WWU. She is double majoring in Political Science and Sociology/Social Studies. This is her second year in the IAA and first as an officer of the club. Kayla plans to teach high school and hopes to use her Model UN experience to help students analyze and understand the complexity of relationships in the international community. Kayla's favorite Model UN memory is being able to see Jimmy Kimmel LIVE in Los Angeles during LAMUN 2017. 

Please contact Kayla with any questions regarding specific questions about how conferences work, as well as how to write position papers and rules of procedure for committee sessions. 

Vice President of Outreach, Sarah Heussman
Sarah Heussman is a senior at WWU. She is majoring in Sociology and minoring in Psychology. This is her third year in the IAA, and first year as an officer. During the school year, Sarah works as a nanny. Her favourite MUN memories are going to a live taping of Late Night with Seth Meyers, staying up late playing cards against humanity in hotel rooms, and meeting new friends from schools across the country and internationally. 

Please contact Sarah with any questions about joining the International Affairs Association or how to learn more about the club. 

Secretary-General of VIKMUN, Julianna Jackson

Julianna is a senior at WWU.  She is double majoring in Political Science and Humanities with a religion and culture concentration.  This is her fourth year in the IAA, with two years as president. Julianna has a passion for learning about foreign conflicts and the historical context behind them.  Due to this, she encourages students to stay open-minded and willing to listen to others with views that conflict with their own.  For her future career, Julianna wants to either work in the intelligence community or in a diplomatic role in the USA or Israel. 

Please contact Julianna with any questions regarding VIKMUN, Western's high school Model UN conference.