Meet the Secretariat



Jake Ferrara

Henry is a senior from Lexington, Virginia majoring in International Relations with an economics minor. His academic interests are in African politics, and specifically the intersection of international security and development issues. He has been involved with WMHSMUN for all four of his years at William and Mary, serving as a committee chair, Undersecretary-General for General Assemblies, and most recently Director-General. Outside of the International Relations Club, he is the Chair of the Undergraduate Honor Council and participates in research for the Teaching, Research, and International Politics project and in research on domestic U.S. political parties. You can always find him traveling from coffee shop to coffee shop on campus. He is beyond excited to work with the incredible WMHSMUN XXXII Secretariat to welcome you to the campus of the College of William and Mary and to the best conference yet this November!



Abhi Chadha

Abhi is a junior at the College, originally from Ashburn, VA. He is pursuing a Finance major with a Computer Science minor. Abhi has been actively involved with the International Relations Club, serving as one of the Undersecretaries-General for WMHSMUN XXXI and as a committee director for our middle school and collegiate conferences. In addition to WMHSMUN, Abhi is currently an Orientation Area Director, helping to welcome the newest members of the William & Mary community. He is also a Senator for the Class of 2020, pursuing issues and initiatives most relevant to our student body. When Abhi isn’t napping or studying (two favorites), he is at the Grind catching up with friends. Abhi cannot wait to welcome delegates to our campus this November!


Registration Director

Jake Ferrara

Jake is a senior from Alexandria, VA, double-majoring in Government and Economics. He's been an active member of the William & Mary International Relations Club since the beginning of his freshmen year, serving as a committee director for WMHSMUN 30 and as the undersecretary general for crisis at WMHSMUN 31. Outside of IR club, Jake is a brother and the Risk Management Chair of the Delta Phi Fraternity. He can usually be found at the Marketplace Dining Hall with his favorite chicken tenders, or wearing one of his many Hawaiian shirts around campus.


Chief of Staff

Emily Kinney

Emily Kinney is a senior at William & Mary from Cranbury, New Jersey, majoring in Biology with a minor in Public Health. As an active member of the International Relations Club at the College, Emily has previously served on the Secretariat of WMHSMUN, in addition to staffing the Middle School and College level conferences. Last semester, Emily spent three months studying at Cardiff University in Wales, where she took Biology classes and traveled around Europe. On campus, Emily is also involved in the Pi Beta Phi sorority, where she is a member of the Executive Board, and works as a Teacher's Assistant at the Williamsburg Campus Child Care Center. When Emily is not working, you can find her sitting on the Terrace grabbing coffee with her friends, planning trips, or visiting College Creek. Emily can't wait to welcome the WMHSMUN delegates to our campus!


Under-Secretary General of General Assemblies

Ashley Zhang

Ashley is a junior at the college originally from McLean, VA and is majoring in Biology and minoring in CAMS on a premedical track. She has been involved with MUN since high school and since reaching college, she has continued by directing at WMHSMUNs. Outside of the IR Club, Ashley is a member of the service fraternity on campus, Alpha Phi Omega and also scribes at the local Lackey Free Clinic. You can usually find her in ISC doing research or homework or grabbing coffee at the Grind. Ashley is super excited for all the delegates to show up on campus and can’t wait to welcome everyone to WMHSMUNXXXII!


Under-Secretary General of Specialized Agencies

Riley Busbee

Riley is a sophomore originally from Roswell, Georgia and she plans on double majoring in history and government. Model UN has been a large part of Riley's life since high school, where she first started competing and was the Undersecretary-General for her high school's conference. She now frequently competes on the college Model UN circuit and has become an active member of the International Relations Club (IRC). She loves to spend her time in her hammock on the Sunken Garden and learning about all the world has to offer by traveling far and wide. She cannot wait to welcome delegates into the incredible world of MUN and all WMHSMUN has to offer them!


Under-SecretaryGeneral of Crisis Committees

Emeline Walker

Emeline Walker is currently a sophomore at the College, from Vienna, Virginia, and hopes to double major in International Relations and French. She has participated in Model United Nations since high school, acting as a delegate and serving on her high school’s secretariat. Within William and Mary’s Model United Nations organization, she previously served on WMHSMUN XXXI's secretariat as the Chargé d'Affairs, as a director for WMIDMUN XVI, as a co-director for &MUN VI, and travels to college conferences with her club's team. Outside of the International Relations Club, Emeline is also a member of William and Mary’s Women’s Chorus, and works at the Omohundro Institute for Early American History and Culture. She is incredibly excited to serve as an USG for WMHSMUN XXXII and aims to make the weekend unforgettable for all individuals involved!


Media Director

Heather Rodenberg

Heather Rodenberg is a sophomore at William and Mary and has lived in South Africa, California, Texas, and West Virginia. She is pursuing a double major in International Relations and Economics with a concentration in Middle Eastern studies. Since the beginning of her freshman year she has been involved with the International Relations Club and her first Model United Nations conference was WMHSMUN XXXI as a media staffer. Since then she has both staffed and traveled to various conferences. She can be found doing work in the Swem Library Aromas or riding horses for the W&M Equestrian Team. In her free time she loves doing research for the PPIR lab at the College, being involved in political campaigns, improving her photography, reading, and traveling! She can’t wait to get people excited leading up to WMHSMUN XXXII and welcoming delegates to W&M in the fall!


Director of Conference Development

Moira Johnson

Moira Johnson is a junior from Gainesville, VA studying Government and Physics. She joined the International Relations Club in the fall of her freshman year and hasn’t looked back. Outside of WMHSMUN, Moira is a sister of the campus music sorority Nu Kappa Epsilon, serves as the vice president of the Tea Society, and plays keeper for the Club Field Hockey team. In her free time, she can be found enjoying a delicious cup of coffee at Aroma’s, showing people pictures of her beloved dog, or hanging out with her friends around campus. She is so excited to serve on the secretariat and is eager to welcome the delegates to WMHSMUN XXXII!


Chargé D'Affaires

Megan O’Connor

Megan O’Connor is a freshman from Reston, VA, and is planning on studying Government or International Relations at W&M. She has been involved in Model UN since her freshman year of high school and is excited to be a part of WMHSMUN XXXII. On campus, Megan is involved with Moot Court, WM Hillel, WM International Relations Club, and The Monitor. You can usually find Megan on the second floor of Swem, near a window if it’s a good day, or watching movies in Tyler with friends. She hopes everyone has a great time at the conference!


Director of Technology

Jack Morris

Jack Morris is a junior from Richmond, Virginia studying math and computer science. Through the IR Club, Jack has chaired at several William & Mary conferences in addition to assistant chairing at Harvard WorldMUN in Panama this past spring. When not chairing Model UN committees and working math problems, you can often find Jack playing his bass guitar or broadcasting his music over the radio. As Director of Technology, he hopes to make your online and technical experience with the conference as smooth as possible!