The FIMUN secretariat is a team of FIU students that facilitate all aspects of FIMUN throughout the school year. We are dedicated to providing the highest quality conference experience, fruitful debate, and seamless logistics as you navigate your role within our conference. For 35 years FIMUN has continued to be one of the most prestigious Model UN conferences through our commitment to excellence. We look forward to communicating with everyone and hosting the best FIMUN yet!
(she/her/hers) Lidia is a senior studying History with a minor in Political Science and a certificate in Human Rights and Political Transitions. She has been in the FIU Model UN team since her first year at FIU and has served as Chair for FIMUN 33 and USG Delegate Relations for FIMUN 34. Having fallen in love with FIMUN as a highschool delegate herself, she looks forward to making this iteration as memorable for delegates as it was for her. Lidia also works with different branches around campus, like being a Writing Assistant at the FIU Center for Excellence in Writing and a Peer Health Educator at the Healthy Living Program, and has a lot of love for everything FIU has to offer. When not in class, work, or MUN, Lidia can be found writing essays for school, talking about her internship at The Wolfsonian museum, or her week at DC, as well as her whatever song or artist she's obsessed with that week.
(he/him/his) Gannon Shook is a senior at FIU double majoring in International Relations and Political Science while also pursuing a certificate in German Language and Culture. A military brat, Gannon has been involved with Model UN since his sophomore year in high school, and his passion for it has continued to gradually grow ever since. He joined FIU's Model UN team the very first chance he got his freshman year, and is devoutly involved with the travel team. Throughout his years at FIU, he served as the Chair for DISEC during FIMUN 32, the Crisis Director for Washington's War Cabinet during FIMUN 33, and most recently served as the USG of Crisis during FIMUN 34. Gannon's love for not just Model UN, but most importantly, his teammates who he considers a part of his family is unmatched, and he uses that love as his drive to succeed at everything he does. Outside of Model UN, Gannon spends way too much time obsessing over playing against his friends in fantasy sports leagues, from football and basketball to baseball and hockey, helping his "fam" come up with crisis arcs for conferences, hanging out with friends, trying to get swole, and always willing to lend a hand. Gannon is bringing his passion to the vital role of Chief of Staff, and is looking forward to displaying that at FIMUN 35, even if that means doing the Griddy on stage.
(he/him/his) Carlos Padilla is a Senior at FIU double majoring in International Relations & Political Science. Carlos has enjoyed Model UN since he was in 7th grade, having a special love for committees related to security and development in matters of human rights. Outside of MUN you can find Carlos working on his club projects at FIU, playing videogames with his friends from abroad, writing songs, or fossil hunting! Carlos bring all his MUN past experience as a delegate and as a member of the secretariat to create a unique and productive experience for everyone at FIMUN.
(he/him/his) Marek Kong has been a part of FIU MUN for all three years of college. Even before that he had competed as a delegate for three years. His passion for the program and FIMUN has grown over 6 years of participation. Outside of MUN, Marek is interested in the political history of formerly colonized countries in Latin America, Asia, and Africa. He is currently a part of CADRE journal which is an organization dedicated to researching and sharing the history of anti-Imperialism. At FIU, he is studying international relations with a focus in Latin America. With free time and work so interconnected, you can always see Marek's passion for the topics he discusses and why he is adamant about making this FIMUN as successful as possible.
(she/her/hers) Bela Urbina is a Junior at FIU who is majoring in International Relations, with a minor in sociology and anthropology, and a certificate in Latin American & Caribbean studies. Bela has been involved with Model UN since her freshman year of college, and has been addicted to competing on the circuit ever since. Outside of MUN, you can find Bela training at the dance studio, trying out new Peruvian restaurants in Miami, or traveling and making new friends across Latin America. Bela previously held the secretariat position of Delegate Relations during FIMUN34, and cannot wait to serve as the USG of crisis for FIMUN35!
(she/her/hers) Carmen Ordonez is a sophomore double majoring in International Relations and Political Science at FIU. She has been doing Model UN since her freshman year of high school and is now in her second year of being on the FIU Model UN collegiate team, while also serving as one of the Head Delegates on the team. This year, she is the Director of Marketing for FIMUN 35 and is honored to have the role of being a part of the FIMUN secretariat. Coming from a family that is entirely Guatemalan, Carmen is also the Director for the Guatemalan Civil War crisis committee. When Carmen isn’t doing MUN or schoolwork, she can be found drinking coffee or smoothies, napping, or watching The Kardashians. Carmen is eager for FIMUN 35 to come and looks forward to making this the best conference yet!
(she/her/hers) Monica Mata is a sophomore at FIU majoring in International Business as part of the honors college. Monica joined Model UN during her first year of college and is forever grateful for how it has allowed her to grow as a person and develop a greater understanding of the world around her. She is passionate about advocating for human, animal, and environmental rights. She has always felt strongly that people can come together to try and make the world a better place if we are to learn from past mistakes instead of run from them, which is why she quickly fell in love with Model UN. In addition to MUN, Monica loves reading anything and everything, watching science and history documentaries, spending time being active outdoors, and finding delicious vegan restaurants in beautiful Miami. She had a rewarding time at last year's FIMUN and is looking forward to representing the secretariat this year and seeing all of you incredible people soon.
(she/her/hers) Ashley Coll is a Miami-raised sophomore double majoring in Political Science and Religious Studies at Florida International University Honors College. She is passionate about the legal system, finding the intersectionality between different religions, and discovering: where does the true God lie? Entering Model UN in her first year of college, she has learned so much about the mechanics it takes to have the laws we do today. As the President of her student organization, Fostering Panther Pride, Ashley is determined to help students who have passed through the foster care system and or were homeless like herself. With these passions, she plans to become a family lawyer to help families and children in need. Ashley Coll is super excited to be working with the FIMUN35 conference and help our delegates thrive in their committees. She can't wait to see what this year's delegates have in store.
(they/she) Roscoe is a International Business Major at FIU who was born in Miami to an international background. They are passionate about fashion and architecture in their spare time to keep their creative side busy! Starting at Model UN freshman year, they have significantly improved their confidence and presentational skills, and they would be willing to help any interested in developing these same talents! Speaking English, French and Spanish, they are very approachable and can strike up a conversation on anything! It’s their first time in such a role, but Roscoe could not be more ready to you Secretary of Finance!