Secretariat

Director General & President: Victoria Wright

Victoria is in her third year of her Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Psychology and Minor in Political Science. During high school, Victoria attended HSMUN three times – once on Security Council and twice on Future Security Council. This will be Victoria’s third year as a volunteer for HSMUN and she enjoyed serving as the Under Secretary General Dais for the first Virtual HSMUN conference last year. Outside of class, Victoria can be found working for the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award, volunteering for non-profit organizations, and training for triathlons. Victoria is very excited to be the Director-General for HSMUN 2022 and is looking forward to meeting each of you!

Under Secretary General Finance: Ethan Franz

Ethan is in his third year of engineering, and his fifth year of HSMUN — his third as a volunteer. He has been both a delegate and Co-Chair for FSC, and a delegate for SC. Outside of his classwork, Ethan is involved in student government — currently serving as the VP Finance of the Engineering Students Society. Ethan also enjoys playing and listening to music, largely rock and jazz. Ethan is honored to be the USG Finance for HSMUN 2022, and is excited to see how HSMUN 2022 unfolds.

Under Secretary General Dais: Nicholas Mellon

Nicholas is in his second year of a Neuroscience undergraduate degree at the UofA. He was a delegate for two years in High school (in SOCHUM and UNEP), and this is his second year as a HSMUN volunteer, as he was a FPA for FSC last year. In addition to HSMUN, Nicholas is involved with some science based groups, such as the Youreka and Neuralbertatech programs. In his free time, Nicholas will be found at a soccer field, or keeping up with the most recent United States political and economic drama. He is excited to meet everyone at this year’s HSMUN!

Under Secretary General Press & Events: Phillip Vandevalk

Phillip is in the third year of his Secondary Education degree with a major in Mathematics and a minor in Chemistry. He will be participating in his first Student-Teacher Practicum later this year. This will be his third year with HSMUN and his second as a volunteer. He is honoured to be serving as the USG Press & Events for the 2022 conference. In his spare time he enjoys all things related to basketball, running and fitness. Phillip is excited for HSMUN 2022 and all the great ideas that students will bring.

Under Secretary General Foreign Policy:  Naomi Caufield

Naomi is entering her third year as a student pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. She participated in HSMUN all three years of high school in SOCHUM, HRC and FSC respectively. Naomi first volunteered with HSMUN as a Foreign Policy Advisor on the United Nations Environmental Programme committee and this is her second year as one of the two Undersecretary Generals of Foreign Policy. Aside from HSMUN, Naomi volunteers as an Outreach Coordinator for Fairtrade Edmonton and as a photographer for the Second Chance Animal Rescue Society. Outside of academics, Naomi enjoys dancing and photography!

Under Secretary General Foreign Policy:  Garth MacDonald

Garth is a third year student in the Faculty of Arts double majoring in Political Science and History. This will be his sixth year with HSMUN and third as a volunteer, having formerly worked as a vice-chair on the Security Council and as a chair on DISEC. In 2022, Garth is thrilled to be serving as one of the USG Foreign Policy for HSMUN. In his spare time you can find Garth gaming, at the gym or putting off schoolwork to watch Youtube videos. He is super excited to see all the solutions delegates can bring to the table at this conference.