MUNCH is one branch of the Carolina International Relations Association, which has members who compete in collegiate Model United Nations conferences, publish an International Relations Journal, host campus-wide International Affairs events, and more! We encourage all of our delegates to learn more about CIRA and join us should they attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill!


our fearless secretariat!

secretary-general

Tushar is a second-year student, intending to double-major in Global Studies and Business, with a minor in Anthropology. Originally, from Raleigh, he has resided in Chapel Hill since August 2018, is proud to call the town his home. Aside from his involvement in the Carolina International Relations Association, Tushar loves to paint and design graphics. MUNCH XX will be Tushar’s sixth MUNCH, having attended the conference every year of high school and college so far. For this year’s conference, Tushar wishes for all the incoming delegates to grow as public speakers, feel comfortable voicing their ideas in committees, and enjoy themselves during a weekend of some classic MUN fun!

DIRECTOR-GENERAL

Erin is a sophomore and a Global Studies and Media & Journalism double major from Charlotte, North Carolina. A third-generation Korean-American who has been in MUN for nearly five years, Erin is most excited about all the ways Model UN can encourage growth and learning in others. She also works in UNC Student Life & Leadership and is a sister of alpha Kappa Delta Phi International Sorority, Inc.

 

DIRECTOR of communications

Julia is a second-year student from Mooresville, North Carolina, majoring in Global Studies and Peace, War, and Defense, with a minor in Arabic Studies. She enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time on Lake Norman. In addition to participating in Model UN, she serves as a Multicultural Greek Council Representative for Sigma Rho Lambda and volunteers biweekly at Challah for Hunger. Julia’s life-long dream is to memorize every word to the classic movie “Legally Blonde,” and she can’t wait to meet and learn from the unique experiences of the conference delegates.

DIRECTOR of operations and logistics

Jacob is a rising Sophomore from Mint Hill, North Carolina who is intending on applying to the Kenan-Flagler School of Business in the fall. This is Jacob's fourth year being involved with MUN and he always looks forward to seeing all the different perspectives that are brought into the debates. He is also involved with Community Government and was recently inducted into the National Residence Hall Honorary.

chief of staff

Evan is a junior majoring in Economics and Philosophy. He is a native of Cincinnati, Ohio, where he lived for 16 years before moving to Greensboro, NC. In his free time he enjoys reading, watching Netflix, and hanging out in the arboretum. His interest in politics and global issues compelled him to join CIRA, where he has been involved with all things MUN for the last couple of years. Outside of CIRA, his extracurricular involvements include tutoring math and ESL to refugee youth and being a sibling in the honors fraternity Phi Sigma Pi.

DIRECTOR of business affairs

Marie Leighton plans to pursue an Asian Studies major with a concentration in Chinese.  Hailing from Wake Forest, North Carolina, Marie Leighton enjoys connecting her interests in history, cross-cultural understanding, and the practical application of ideas through Model UN, which she has participated in for five years.  Outside of the Carolina International Relations Association, she is a member of the Dialectic & Philanthropic Societies, Fundraising Chair of UNC Sailing, and a member of Carolina Women in Business.

 

DIRECTOR of Sponsorship and finance

Meghan Prabhu is a Global Studies major and History minor from Stamford, Connecticut. She is involved in CIRA through editing for The Internationalist journal and also was crisis staffer at MUNCH 2019. She’s excited to bring new ideas to MUNCH this year! Meghan is also a member of GlobeMed, a public health club at UNC.

undersecretary of general assemblies

William is a Political Science and Public Policy double major from Swansboro, North Carolina. William has been involved in MUN for six years now. William is most looking forward to seeing how delegates are able to overcome obstacles while debating and seeing the solutions that the delegates come up with. When not participating with the CIRA travel team, William also volunteers at the local elementary school and is a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity.

undersecretary of general assemblies plus

Kevin is a Chemistry major and Biology minor from Concord, NC attending UNC Chapel Hill. Kevin has been doing MUN for almost five years and cannot wait to see the creative and innovative solutions the delegates bring to the GAPs this year. Kevin’s favorite hobby is playing Super Smash Bros Ultimate at local tournaments and over the summer he works for a nonprofit organization called Camp Carefree, which provides an authentic summer camp experience for children with chronic illnesses.

undersecretary of crisis

Jack is a Global Studies and Media and Journalism double major from Silver Spring, Maryland. He became involved with Model UN through his love of debate and international studies and is excited to see how the delegates work together to solve challenging, real-world issues. Besides MUN, Jack writes for the Daily Tar Heel and is involved with UNC Study Abroad and filmmaking on campus.

official mascot

Munchie the MUN Ram, Official Mascot of MUNCH, can not wait to see all of the delegates participate in stimulating debate this year!

Contact Julia at: munchcira@unc.edu