President, Juliet Knowles

Juliet Knowles is a Senior at WWU. She is majoring in Spanish and Political Science, with a minor in International Studies. This is Juliet's third year in the IAA and first year as an officer. Juliet got involved with Model UN for the first time at Western, and has been incredibly grateful for the opportunity to learn about other countries, discuss current global issues, and work with other students from around the world to challenge herself and others to work toward building a better future. After graduating, she hopes to travel abroad to teach English and learn more Spanish. Her favorite MUN memory is going to visit the Permanent Mission of the Syrian Arab Republic to the United Nations and talking to Syrian diplomats during the club's participation in the National Model United Nations conference this past year in New York.

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

Vice President of Logistics, Jordan King

Jordan King is a Junior at WWU. She is majoring in Economics and Political Science, with a minor in Spanish language. This is her second year in MUN and first year as an officer. Upon graduation, Jordan plans on serving in the Peace Corps and intends to pursue a law degree in International Law.  Her favorite part of MUN is meeting diverse people from around the nation, and her favorite memory is exploring New York with other IAA members.

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

Vice President of Model United Nations, Zerach Coakley

Zerach Coakley is a sophomore at WWU. He is is majoring in Biology and minoring in Astronomy and Spanish. This is Zerach’s second year in the IAA and first year as an officer. He hopes to gain a better understanding of international relations and improve his communication skills through model UN. Zerach’s favorite MUN memory is exploring New York from the early morning to late at night with great people!

Please contact Zerach 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 Jane Bentley-Spring

Sarah Jane Bentley-Spring is a senior at WWU. She is majoring in Political science with a double minor in Arabic and Islamic studies and history. This Sarah Jane’s second year in IAA and first year as an officer. Her time participating in Model UN has been an extra positive experience, making great friends and learning about international relations. After graduating Sarah Jane hopes to go to law school and study international law. Her favorite MUN memory is celebrating the end of nationals by having dinner with the team in Little Italy NYC.

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

Secretary-General of VIKMUN, Adam Oberstadt

Adam Oberstadt graduated from WWU in December 2017 with a BA in History. After graduating, he continued staffing Model UN conferences and supporting the IAA from behind the scenes, and is excited to combine the two by organizing VIKMUN 2019. While doing MUN, Adam has enjoyed learning about the intricacies of global policy and the world's diverse peoples. His favorite MUN memory is of taking in New York City with the team in 2017 and almost getting to see the top of Boris Johnson's head.

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