Alec Bode Mathur '20, Secretary-General
Alec has been working with COMMUN for three years, and is excited to start his senior year as Secretary-General. Working on this conference has become one of his favorite things to do, and late nights will often find him picking over the details of some spreadsheet. Outside of COMMUN, he runs Community CPR, a service group working to teach CPR in Boston, and serves as chair of the Greater Boston Regional Student Council. In the bit of downtime that allows, he's probably sequestered in a cafe working on a short story.
Nevan Suntareja '20, Under-Secretary of Communications and Marketing
Nevan has worked with COMMUN III and IV (albeit in smaller roles), taking a more behind-the-scenes role: this year, his goal is to keep everyone involved with COMMUN V well-informed and to work closely with Logistics to make sure everything's running according to plan. When he's not working on spreadsheets or the COMMUN website, you'll probably find him reading a sci-fi book, going to classical music concerts, and spending time walking through the streets of Boston. Nevan also enjoys playing violin and piano, and enjoys hanging out with his acquaintances.
Christopher Milan '21, Under-Secretary of Communications and Marketing
This is Christopher's first year involved with COMMUN. He is excited to learn about COMMUN logistics and running the show behind-the-scenes. With Nevan's help, he will design the COMMUN website and other branding and help facilitate general communication about the event. Outside of COMMUN, he runs Computer Science Club, and participates in Math Team at Commonwealth. In his free time, Chris enjoys taking photos around Boston and working on interesting computer science projects, such as building a computer from scratch.
Sasha Bates '21, Under-Secretary of Logistics
Sasha is a junior at Commonwealth, and has been participating in Model UN for six years. She has been helping to run COMMUN for the past three years as a committee chair, crisis head, and Undersecretary of Logistics. When not doing COMMUN, she is a costume designer and assistant stage manager for the Commonwealth theater program, participates in math team, environmental club, and prom committee, and is doing research in neuroscience and physics. She is looking forward to meeting the delegates at COMMUN, and hopes you all have a wonderful conference!
Dina Pfeffer '22, Under-Secretary of Logistics
Dina Pfeffer, a sophomore at Commonwealth, is an Under-Secretary of Logistics at COMMUN. She has been active in Speech and Debate since middle school and regularly attends debate tournaments with the Commonwealth team. This will be her first Model UN experience. Besides public speaking, Dina enjoys singing in the school chorus, fencing, studying Talmud, and participating in theater. In her free time, she likes to read and play guitar. She is looking forward to learning from her COMMUN colleagues and, of course, the talented delegates!
Sid Holalkere '21, Under-Secretary of Crisis
Sid Holalkere, a junior at Commonwealth, has been with COMMUN for three years. He has chaired past crisis committees. Outside of school, Sid enjoys doing volunteer work at World Computer Exchange in Somerville and playing the piano. As Under-Secretary for Crisis, Sid will plan crises, edit background guides, and come up with crisis events to make committee a very interesting experience.
Alan Plotz '21, Under-Secretary of Policy
Alan Plotz is a junior at Commonwealth. He served as the undersecretary of policy for COMMUN IV and as a crisis chair during COMMUN III. Outside of school, you can find him working for United 4 Social Change or finishing his homework. He runs the Model UN club at Commonwealth, as well as helping to run Model Congress. You can also find him running Politics Club where he loves discussing international and domestic issues. He is very excited to read your position papers and meet you in April. (He also has a beard now, despite the picture.)