Meet Our Students
Hopkinton High School (MA), Class of 2024
Suchnoor Ahuja is a senior from Hopkinton, Massachusetts. In the last three years, Suchnoor has actively participated in Model UN. His interests include public speaking, science, and mathematics. In college, Suchnoor looks forward to pursuing a major in finance, and in the future, he looks forward to attending law school. Beyond his academic pursuits, Suchnoor participates in various sports and hobbies, including tennis, skiing, biking, and surfing. Overall, he is interested in meeting and competing with new people across the nation and bringing his talents to the table for the All-American Model UN team.
Florida Atlantic University High School (FL), Class of 2025
Brittany Berlin is a current junior at Florida Atlantic University High School in Boca Raton, Florida. At FAU High, she has held leadership roles in Mu Alpha Theta, Health Occupations Students of America, Advocates for Inclusion in Research, the American Medical Student Association, and Model United Nations. In addition to this, Brittany serves as the Executive Science Editor of the Young Global Scientists Journal and was recognized as a Distinguished Delegate of the Yale International Relations Leadership Institute. Interested in political science, public health, and international relations, Brittany is excited to further explore these passions by participating in All-American Model United Nations.
Georgetown Day School (DC), Class of 2024
Nico is a senior at Georgetown Day School in Washington, DC. He has participated in Model UN since 7th grade and competed throughout high school. Nico has 10+ awards from regional, national, and international conferences and won a French MUN tournament during his semester abroad in Rennes. He is a head delegate of his school team and is the Undersecretary General for Committee Affairs for Georgetown Day’s first-ever MUN conference, GDSMUNC 2023. He is interested in foreign languages, European history, and contemporary issues.
Williamsville East High School (NY), Class of 2026
Eli Feldstein is a student at Williamsville East High School. Though his childhood was in Maryland, he moved to New York with a large interest in mathematics, science, law, and music. Eli is involved in the University of Buffalo gifted math program, where he is lucky to take math courses. In school, Eli is an active Future Business Leaders of America member and his local Model UN club. Eli has been playing flute for over six years and plays in his school’s wind ensemble and jazz band. Eli’s 2022 WNY Future City team also won the Most Unique Model Award, Spirit Award, and Pollution Prevention Award, all given out by engineers and scientists around the state.
East Chapel Hill High School (NC), Class of 2025
Sam Hart is a junior at East Chapel Hill High School in North Carolina. Sam Hart has been in the Model UN world since the 7th grade and is dedicated to improving his skills and competing as much as possible. Sam’s favorite subjects include history and political science, which he hopes to major in at a liberal arts college. Sam has two dogs, a yellow lab and a griffon.
Plano West Senior High School (TX), Class of 2024
On November 8th, 2005, Mahum Khan delivered her third child with her husband, Jari Khan, right by her side. They named their newborn Rizwan Khan, which means the words pleasure or happiness in Arabic. In his early years, Rizwan did not live up to his namesake, as he would be sent out of class in middle school for being too exuberant and loud, which caused his parents much trouble. Entering high school, Rizwan decided that he would have to change and use his energy to help improve the world around him and to develop his passions. This was done through the beginning of his involvement as the president of Key Club, CASH Club, and National Honors Society. He also developed his love for soccer by joining the Plano West school team, where he would eventually become the varsity captain. He also founded his own non-profit organization, Politics For Teens, aiming to bridge the partisan divide amidst growing polarization. He also got involved in Model UN, where he developed a strong bond for competing and solving real-world issues. Eventually, he won many awards at conferences and became the Plano West MUN president, where he currently studies.
Glenbrook North High School (IL), Class of 2024
Jason is an adventurous, curious, and inquisitive person. He is a senior at Glenbrook North High School, generally preferring and doing best in math and the social sciences classes. Extracurricularly, he participates in his school’s bands (concert in school and marching band as an extracurricular), the competitive business club, DECA, and helps run his own school’s Model UN team and program. He also volunteers at a local food bank. Outside of school, he enjoys reading, watching the news, practicing his instrument, watching TV, playing video games, and spending time with his dogs. Jason also loves to travel during breaks in school and loves seeing new cultures, sites, museums, etc. Generally, he is always looking to learn more about current or historical events and is fascinated by looking at patterns and how the past and present connect. He also loves to try foods from nations worldwide (whether in the origin countries or locally). Overall, Jason is simply always learning and trying to know more, no matter when or where.
Thomas S. Wootton High School (MD), Class of 2024
Madison has participated in Model UN since her Freshman year of high school. She has held multiple leadership positions in her school’s Model UN team and taught Model UN to middle schoolers at her high school’s local feeder middle school. She loves attending conferences and meeting new people from all over. Her favorite part of Model UN is the collaboration. In addition to Model UN, she plays on her school’s field hockey team and is president of Birthday Cakes 4 Free, a local non-profit that donates cakes to underserved children and seniors. Madison is a Wootton High School in Maryland senior and hopes to pursue business in college. She is so excited to be a member of All-American Model UN!
Arcadia High School (CA), Class of 2025
William Pan is a dedicated Junior focused on change. With his transition from Speech and Debate to Model United Nations, William Pan places his efforts on making a change, whether that be in his school or through legislative action. On the fun side, William Pan‘s favorite hobby is a two-in-one: listening to music while chatting with friends. Encapsulated in albums, William Pan loves artists “Lana del Rey” and “Taylor Swift,” actively searching Ticketmaster to snag cheap concert tickets. Additionally, William Pan likes to hang out with his friends, eat great food, watch movies, or speak about life at its current moment. Through thick and thin, William’s motives and actions revolve around a single slogan: YOLO, or “You Only Live Once.” With an ambitious mindset, William attempts to take in all the experiences of high school—like Model United Nations.
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Castilleja School (CA), Class of 2026
Caroline Yuan attends Castilleja School in Palo Alto. She has played soccer since third grade and plays on Casti’s soccer and lacrosse teams. In addition to sports, Caroline also enjoys debating and leadership opportunities. She has been a pre-trial lawyer on Casti’s mock trial team since 9th grade and has participated in Model UN conferences since seventh grade. Her first MUN conferences were digital, and she has since attended various in-person conferences nationwide. She is also on Casti’s robotics team and leads outreach efforts to increase accessibility to STEM educational opportunities. Caroline also co-hosts a podcast and participates in Castilleja student government. Caroline has an Australian labradoodle named Billy, and an older brother at Priory High School. She enjoys taking Billy on walks, spending time with family and friends, listening to music (especially The Weeknd), and watching TV.
Mission Bay High School (CA), Class of 2027
Layla Al-Khafaji is a freshman in high school from Southern California. She has been doing model UN for two years. One year virtually during Covid and this past year, she attended two local in-person conferences. Over the summer 2023, she attended the All-American Model UN Crisis Academy.
Loyola Blakefield (MD), Class of 2026
Andrew Blackburn is from Bel Air, Maryland, entering his sophomore year at Loyola Blakefield High School. Andrew has a 4.2 GPA in Loyola’s honor program emphasizing history, English, and theology. Andrew was introduced to Model UN at an event hosted at his school promoting different clubs. In February of this year, Andrew attended to AmeriMUN conference at American University. Andrew was drawn to crisis committees due to the fast-paced nature of it. Andrew was a Chip Wars Crisis Committee member and received praise for helping achieve his faction’s committee goals. Andrew learned of the All-American MUN team after looking for different Model UN events near him. Upon finding the Crisis Academy at Boston University, Andrew entered the Academy and subsequently earned a seat on the All-American Model UN team. An avid sports fan, Andrew roots for the Ravens and Orioles and lives with his parents, Anthony and Kelly, and his twin sister, Michaela.
Brookline High School (MA), Class of 2025
Milo Dixon is a Brookline High School student born in 2006 in Los Angeles. He is interested in global politics, especially Central Asia’s faux-democracies and Kyrgyzstan’s actual democracy. He has participated in Model UN for five years while attending four different schools, none of which was a middle school. He has attended over 20 conferences; however, half were online due to COVID. He is hoping to improve his MUN skills through All-American. He also does Reacting to the Past, an activity similar to MUN but with most of the imagination replaced with teaching materials.
Regis High School (NY), Class of 2025
Sebastian Garcia is a rising Junior at Regis High School in the Upper East Side of New York City. He lives across the Hudson River with his parents and younger brother in Union City, NJ. He is a dedicated student who excels in history and English, but his passions extend beyond the classroom: Model UN, history, community involvement, and chess. He attends chess tournaments, volunteers at food pantries, and is the co-founder and vice president of the History club at his high school. Even with all these interests, Model UN remains his biggest passion. Sebastian‘s enthusiasm for Model UN started during his freshman year. He joined the Model UN club, where he quickly learned the basics of procedure and decorum. His first full committee experience was at the All-American Model UN Summer Academy. As he looks ahead to his junior year and beyond, Sebastian is committed to his studies, Model UN, and the game of chess.
Rock Hill High School (TX), Class of 2025
A student, ice cream connoisseur, aspiring dog owner, and CEO of not one but two nonprofits — William He is a jack of many trades. An active leader and devoted public servant, William has spent his life dedicated to serving the common good. He first got involved in politics after the Parkland school shooting in 2018. Since then, William has worked for Senate and Presidential campaigns alike, rallied community members for racial equality and COVID-19 economic relief, and founded an anti-hunger food-security nonprofit (Bread for America) that delivered over 10,000 pounds of food to hundreds of working families in just four months. Today, William leads Dream for America, a Gen-Z organization focused on mobilizing students both online and on-campus to drive civic engagement and fight for progressive causes. William also enjoys traveling, rowing crew, music, and collecting model airplanes. He also dabbles in coding and filmmaking, classical language Latin, is fluent in both English and Mandarin, and, of course, is an avid Model UN kid.
Andover High School (MA), Class of 2025
Mitran Kumar is a Junior currently attending Andover High School. He is a student passionate about the fields of political science and international relations. He enjoys doing MUN and playing Clarinet outside of school.
Blue Valley North High School (KS), Class of 2025
Caroline Massman, a Blue Valley North High School junior in Overland Park, KS, is pursuing an honors diploma focused on Business and Global Relations. She takes immense pride in her involvement with Model UN, having founded the school’s program in 2021. Witnessing the program’s growth from four members to over 50 in two years is a source of genuine amazement for her. Caroline‘s commitment to understanding Model UN led her to join the All-American Model UN Diplomacy and Crisis Academies in 2023. As a first-year traveling member of the All-American team, she aims to embody her passion for diplomacy and global awareness. She is eager to contribute to the team’s success while forming lasting friendships. Beyond Model UN, Caroline initiated Students Heart Teachers, Inc., addressing the teacher shortage crisis and recognizing the importance of educators in shaping America’s future. She finds joy in spending time with friends, participating in singing and tennis, and engaging with DECA in her free time. Her journey reflects a dedicated student driven by a genuine desire to make a positive impact.
Greenhills School (MI), Class of 2026
Davis Mortenson is a 10th Grader at Greenhills School in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He began Model UN virtually in 7th Grade. In 9th grade, he attended the SEMMUNA conference in Troy, MI; Canadian-American Security Councils & Summits in Lansing; and MUNUM at the University of Michigan in his hometown. He enjoys History and English and would like to eventually major in Art History, Political Science, Architecture or Urban Design. During his free time, he enjoys playing cello and trumpet. He also sings with the Ann Arbor Boychoir and has participated in many choral festivals and with national honor choirs.
The Masters School (NY), Class of 2024
Violet Paull is a senior at The Masters School in New York and lives in Manhattan. She has participated in Model UN since her freshman year and has served as both secretary and president of the Masters team. She prefers historical crises and specialized committees but generally loves problem-solving and discussing. Besides being president of her Model UN team, she is the student government secretary, the prose editor for her school’s literary magazine, and the chapter president of the civic discourse organization BridgeUSA. Outside of school, she loves reading, writing, visiting museums, painting, and walking around New York.
Bishop O’Connell High School (VA), Class of 2025
Originally from Bogota, Colombia, Paula is a Junior based in DC with a passion for figure skating, avocados, music, and the color green. Thanks to her geographical transition, Paula became very interested in global issues and was inspired to learn more in that area from a young age. She has been participating with MUN for three years after accidentally signing up for the club and loving it. Paula has attended several national competitions and finds the debate and late-night collaborations of conferences “super fun!!” She is very excited to join All American and looks forward to a great competition season!
Marymount School of New York (NY), Class of 2026
Prishaa is a 10th-grade student interested in sustainable development, mathematics, and economics. She loves to read, write, code in Python, compete in Taekwondo, and participate in Model UN! In her free time, you’ll find her reading articles on the Wizarding World website (she’s a big Potterhead!), writing poetry, or blogging (Prishaa‘s Corner). Prishaa also enjoys the vibes of college campuses, and can’t wait to attend one in the future!
Williamsville North High School (NY), Class of 2025
Jolynda Wang is a Williamsville North High School junior in Buffalo, New York. Jolynda is currently the President of the Model UN Club at North, where they host their in-school conference. She is also a violinist with the ECMEA and NYSSMA symphony orchestras and a varsity swimmer on the North Girls Swim Team. Jolynda also enjoys volunteering with her community and received the Presidential Gold Award for over 200 service hours. Jolynda is President of the local Chinese Youth Club in WNY and chairperson for her school’s Science Olympiad team, where she competes on a state level. Jolynda also participates in extracurriculars such as Mock Trial and Medical Outreach Club. In her free time, she enjoys journalism, painting, and research. She has published articles with the Yale Daily News, and she was an intern at Erie County Medical Center as she is interested in going into the public health field in the future.
Cherry Creek High School (CO), Class of 2024
Jennifer is a senior at Cherry Creek High School and an active member of All American and her school’s Model UN team, CreekMUN. Introduced to All American through a friend, she fell in love with the program and team and enjoys every moment while training and competing alongside them. Jennifer‘s favorite types of committees are General Assemblies (GAs), where she meets new friends while tackling challenging topics. A fun fact about her is that she has a Dachshund named Chocolate.
Huibo Daniel Xu
Greenwich High School (CT), Class of 2026
Daniel was born in China on June 20, 2008, and came to the U.S. when he was three years old. Early elementary school was difficult for Daniel because he didn’t speak English and felt his social skills were never on par with his peers. Working through elementary and middle school was a great challenge for Daniel, especially when COVID forced everyone to stay home. However, high school was a fresh start for him, and he credits the amazing people he met at Model UN for so many happy moments. Model UN has played a monumental part in Daniel’s life. Daniel also loves to write, draw, and play the piano and is interested in math, physics, and economics. He, unfortunately, discovered that he is very unathletic after trying multiple sports.
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Cherry Creek High School (CO), Class of 2025
Audrey Bekerman is an incoming junior at Cherry Creek High School in Colorado; she moved to Colorado in 2020 from Long Island, New York. She enjoys reading, watching movies, and playing with her dog, Zen.
Maryville High School (TN), Class of 2025
Abigail Burkhalter, a Tennessee native, has channeled her passion for debate and policy shaping into her love for Model United Nations (MUN). She holds leadership roles in various areas, including the Tristar varsity rowing team and a violinist for the Knoxville Youth Symphony Orchestra. Abigail‘s versatility is reflected in her experience as a ballerina with the Appalachian Ballet Company. Beyond her academic and artistic pursuits, Abigail co-founded Candle4Kids.com, a socially conscious candle-making enterprise. Proceeds from this venture directly support the Second Harvest Food Banks’ Feed America program. In her downtime, Abigail is often engrossed in her diverse interests, from traveling and boating to cooking and reading. She also enjoys writing, business planning for future ventures, strategizing over a RISK board, or engaging in a thrilling game of Axis and Allies while watching Harry Potter. Currently a high school junior, Abigail resides in Maryville, Tennessee, with her family, which includes her parents, two younger sisters, and her beloved dachshunds, Pretzel and Hundley. Her current endeavor involves strategizing marketing plans for her family’s newly acquired Island Fin Poke franchise.
Brunswick School (CT), Class of 2026
Quinn loves to learn and takes pride in what he does. The way the world works and has worked always interests him in the fields of ancient languages and history. He strives to understand and alter the world around him to create a better life for his family and friends.
Woodbridge Academy Magnet School (NJ), Class of 2026
Aditi Gopalakrishnan is a rising sophomore at Woodbridge Academy Magnet School in New Jersey. She has been involved with public speaking since she was ten and joined the Model UN team at her school in 2022. A firm believer in the power of collaboration and cooperation, Aditi enjoys Model UN because of its unique blend of problem-solving, leadership, and teamwork skills. In addition to Model UN, Aditi competes in robotics competitions, most recently winning 3rd place in the US Nationals of RoboCup Junior Rescue Line. She is passionate about harnessing the power of technology, AI, and robotics to improve health outcomes. In her free time, she enjoys martial arts, Indian classical dance (Bharatanatyam), and reading.
Bellarmine Preparatory School (WA), Class of 2024
Sam Robinson, a senior at Bellarmine Preparatory School, has been doing Model United Nations since he was in sixth grade. He is from Gig Harbor, Washington, and after finding MUN through his middle school history teacher, he fell in love with Model United Nations. His first conference was the BellarMUN 2018 at a local high school, and since then, he has attended more than 35 MUN conferences. When he is not doing Model United Nations, one can find him reading or playing tennis. Sam looks forward to a great year of debate and travel with the All-American team!
Durham Academy (NC), Class of 2025
Joel Tapper is a junior at Durham Academy in Durham, North Carolina. He has been doing Model UN for the past two years and has attended many conferences. He prefers doing GA committees such as DISEC, AMCOW, and IMO, focusing on science and STEM concepts. He attended the All-American Model UN Crisis Academy in Boston this past year and loved the experience. Outside of Model UN, he enjoys playing tennis and works with a nonprofit raising tennis supplies for underprivileged students worldwide; he has also started his own nonprofit called Words of Hope, with chapters worldwide that host book drives and donates them to local schools and libraries. He is excited to be on the All-American Model UN team this year!
Menlo School (CA), Class of 2024
Sam is a 16-year-old rising senior living in the San Francisco Bay Area. His favorite subjects include engineering, political science, and government. Outside of school and Model UN, he rows competitively, helps with political research at Stanford University, studies the Constitution, participates in theater productions, and plays a lot of Jedi: Survivor. Sam recently returned from Taiwan, where he was studying Chinese on the NSLI-Y scholarship program. He enjoys hanging out with friends and families to do triathlons and play ping pong.
Homeschooled (MA), Class of 2024
Ezra Wolfgang is a junior from Boston and has participated in Model UN since seventh grade. He joined All-American Model UN as a sophomore and participated in three US conferences the team attended. He won Best Delegate at NAIMUN, along with the team winning Best Small Delegation. He has also participated in multiple conferences as an independent delegate, winning multiple awards, including Best Delegate at CMUNC 2023. Ezra also swims competitively and is on the Boston Mayor’s Youth Council.
Castilleja School (CA), Class of 2026
Amelia is a current sophomore at Castilleja School and lives in the Bay Area. She’s always had a passion for current events and international affairs and started Model UN in 7th grade. She joined the All-American team in 2022 and is excited to be back this year. In her free time, Amelia enjoys baking, reading, and playing water polo.
John’s Hopkins CTY (Virtual), Class of 2027
Carys Highum is an aspiring writer and environmental activist. She runs her own small business that has grown in size over the past few years and even has a viable patent. She has written multiple books and continues to write daily; Carys recently won a local writing competition and published a short story. Over the past two years, Carys has actively participated in MUNs, attending Harvard twice. She loves to play tennis, crochet, read (extensively), and engage in the Speech and Debate program at her local high school since she does her school online through Johns Hopkins CTY and Lukeion. She has seven siblings, including a twin sister and the most adorable dog named Monty.
Who We Are
Since 2011, All-American Model United Nations has trained, coached, and mentored the best-performing Model UN delegates from across the United States. We empower students to use their Model UN experience to catalyze their futures.
In 2023, All-American Model UN transitioned to a year-long cohort model. We meet with students virtually biweekly throughout the school year to prepare our students to excel at Model UN competitions. Each student has an individualized learning program to track their progress.
Students accepted to the cohort have the opportunity to travel and compete on our nationally-recognized travel team. Each year, we attend 3-5 conferences in the United States and 3-4 conferences internationally.
There are two ways to gain acceptance into a cohort. First, students may apply online at allamericanmun.com/apply. We evaluate applications for Model UN performance at conferences, co-curricular leadership, and academic excellence. Alternatively, students may attend a Summer Academy and pass seven competencies to earn a seat. This is especially relevant if students attend a school without a strong Model United Nations program.
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