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All-American Model UN Team

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Frank Pobutkiewicz

Founder, Program Director
Frank has dedicated the last fifteen years of his life to expanding and legitimizing Model United Nations opportunities for high school students. After graduating from Boston University with degrees in International Relations and Business Administration, Frank founded the All-American Model UN Programs in 2011. Since then, he has developed a reputation for being one of the best Model UN coaches and mentors in the world.

Frank can be reached at [email protected].

Manasi Raveendran

Mentor
Manasi completed her undergraduate education at Boston University before earning her JD from Notre Dame Law School. She currently works at IBM as in-house counsel. While at Boston University, Manasi was the Secretary General of the Boston Invitational Model United Nations conference (BosMUN). She has worked with the All-American Model UN programs for six years as our lead mentor, accompanying winning teams around the world.

Sara Van Velkinburgh

Mentor
Sara started her All-American Model UN journey as a delegate her senior year of high school, traveling on teams to Beijing, China and Budapest, Hungary. After finishing her studies at Boston University, Sara moved to Washington D.C. and works as an Associate at McLarty Associates, focusing on Latin America. Sara is fluent in Spanish and specializes in political system development in Latin America. She has worked as a team mentor with All-American Model UN since 2018.

Kaitlyn Saldanha

Editor-in-Chief
Kaitlyn is a standout delegate wtih All-American Model UN and took on the job of Editor-in-Chief on UNMOD: The Magazine in June 2019. She leads of staff of over 15 dedicated editors, writers, and contributors. In Fall 2020, Kaitlyn will begin her first year at Barnard College, where she hopes to continue her Model United Nations career.

Thanasi Dilos

Program Manager
Thanasi Dilos hails from Queens, New York and has been competing with All-American Model United Nations since 2017. He served as the Secretary-General of the All-American Model United Nations Invitational Conference in January 2020. Thanasi plans to use a gap year to pursue various startup projects, in addition to working as the Program Manager for All-American Model UN. He is the CEO and cofounder of Poltiicized News and cofounder of Civics Unplugged.

Samantha Griffith

Director of Educational Content 
Throughout high school in Michigan, Samm competed on six All-American Model UN teams, traveling to China, Hungary, Panama, and India. She is currently pursing degrees in Political Science, Government, and Anthropology. In her work with All-American Model UN, Samm will be working on developing our free and premium educational content for students and teachers.

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