Best Delegate is grateful for having some of the best Model UN leaders in the world serve as Diplomacy Fellows at the Model UN Institute and trainers at our various programs. For example, we have had Ryan Mitton (Secretary-General of McMUN), Aaron Kalafarski (Secretary-General of GatorMUN), Melissa Miller (Secretary-General of WAMUNC), Laurabeth Goldsmith (President of Emory MUN), Erik Leiden (President of Ohio State MUN), and Marie Hanewinckel (Head Delegate of University of Miami MUN) serve on our staff back when they were in their leadership positions in university. They have all since graduated from university and now work in the professional world or are in graduate school.
Best Delegate is also proud of having helped play small a part in developing some of the current leaders of the university Model UN circuit. We have taken on young but highly talented students to serve as Diplomacy Fellows, and it is amazing to see that they are now in leadership positions on the college MUN circuit. For example, our 2013 staff included Marta Canneri, Daniel Brovman, and Megan Guyton who were all rising sophomores back then but are now Presidents and Secretaries-General at their universities.
Here is an example of several of the current university Model UN leaders who have taught with Best Delegate:
Marta Canneri, McGill University, Secretary-General of McMUN
Marta served two terms as a Diplomacy Fellow at the Model UN Institute and was a Partnerships Manager on the Media Team. She is now Secretary-General of McMUN in Canada, one of the largest university Model UN conferences in the world.
Julie George, Boston University, President of BU IAA
Julie served two terms as a Diplomacy Fellow at the Model UN Institute. Having already served as Secretary-General of BarMUN, she now leads the Boston University International Affairs Association and oversees all of BU’s MUN programming.
Daniel Brovman, Columbia University, President of CIRCA
Daniel served as a Diplomacy Fellow at the Model UN Institute. He is now President at the Columbia International Relations Council and Association and oversees all of their MUN programming including their travel team and multiple conferences.
Megan Guyton, University of Florida, President of UFMUN
Megan served as a Local Staffer at the Model UN Institute. She is now President of the University of Florida Model UN program and oversees their travel team, high school conference, and growing university conference.
Charlene Hong, Harvard University, Head Delegate of Harvard ICMUN
Charlene served two terms as a Trainer at the WFUNA Youth Camp Korea, which is organized in partnership with Best Delegate. She captains the Harvard Intercollegiate Model UN team and has helped them achieve a ranking of #2 on the World Division circuit.
Stevan Tempesta, McGill University, Vice President of IRSAM
Steve is an alumnus of the Model UN Institute and last year served as a Diplomacy Fellow. As a sophomore, he is the youngest person to ever hold the position of Vice President of Internal Operations in the International Relations Students’ Association of McGill.
We hope to have another stellar class of Diplomacy Fellows for the summer of 2016 who can give back their Model UN experience to the next generation of high school and middle school students. If you are a college junior or senior and a leader of a major Model UN organization, we definitely encourage you to apply! We also take a few talented rising sophomores every year.