Secretariat

Secretary-General: Jin Seo Kim

Jin Seo is in her fourth year of her Psychology major and Sociology minor at the University of Alberta. This is her 6th year with HSMUN, starting as a delegate in high school. As a volunteer, she started her HSMUN career as a general aide, going on to join the secretariat as USG Logistics and Director-General. This year, she is honoured to be serving as the Secretary-General for HSMUN 2021. In her spare time Jin Seo loves to sing, spend time with her friends and family, and volunteer for various student groups on campus. Jin Seo can’t wait to welcome all attendees to this year’s HSMUN, and she will see you all soon! 

Director-General: Ethan Edstrom 

Ethan is a third year student who is studying Biological Sciences with a minor in Political Science at the University of Alberta. This is his sixth year with HSMUN, and third as a volunteer. In the past, Ethan has participated in several different committees, ranging from general assembly committees to Security Council in his last year, and is excited to serve as your Director General for HSMUN 2021. In his free time, Ethan is often either playing or watching hockey, and will gladly argue about NHL roster moves with anyone who will listen. Ethan is looking forward to seeing all the innovative ideas presented at HSMUN 2021. 

Under-Secretary-General Dias: Victoria Wright

Victoria is a second-year Biological Science student. This will be her fifth year with HSMUN: three years as a delegate, one year as a volunteer (Foreign Policy Advisor for WHO). After classes, labs, and studying, Victoria can be found working for the Legislative Assembly Office, volunteering on a variety of youth committees, organizing summer camps, and playing sports such as basketball. Interestingly, she has also competed in numerous surfing and stand-up paddle board competitions! Victoria is so excited to volunteer as USG Dais for HSMUN 2021 and can’t wait to meet you all!

Under-Secretary-General Finance: Ethan Franz

Ethan is entering his second year of engineering, and his fourth year of HSMUN — his second 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 2021, and is excited to see how HSMUN 2021 unfolds.

Under-Secretary-General Press & Media: Rachel Wang

Rachel is in her last year of a BSc degree in Pharmacology, with this being her 5th year with HSMUN. She shares a varied range of interests outside of her degree which include filmmaking, photography, figure skating, and Marvel Studios. Rachel looks forward to bringing you the third year of HSMUN in a row which has lit videos as part of the program and hopes you enjoy the conference (and maybe also her Sebastian Stan and/or Chris Evans shirt which may make an appearance) 🙂

Under-Secretary-General Foreign Policy:  Naomi Caufield

Naomi is a second year student pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. She participated in HSMUN all three years of high school in SOCHUM, HRC and FSC respectively. This is Naomi’s second year as a volunteer and she is thrilled to meet all the delegates this year! In the past, she has participated in SUNIA and the Youth Assembly at the United Nations. Outside of academics, Naomi enjoys dancing and photography. 

Under-Secretary-General Foreign Policy:  Csongor Szepesvari

Csongor is in his fourth year, now studying political science at the U of A. This is his 5th year with HSMUN, having experience as both a delegate and FPA. As a USG FPA Csongor is busy writing foreign policy and designing the FSC. In his spare time he plays soccer and various games, as well as likes to catch up on politics and a variety of engineering projects. In the future Csongor would like to bring the world of politics together with the world of computer science.