Meet the Secretariat


Ignacio Gomez
Secretary General

Ignacio Gomez is a senior at the George Washington University majoring in International Affairs and concentrating in Comparative Political, Economic, and Social Systems. He is the 25th Secretary General of WAMUNC after previously serving as the Director of Safety and Security. Ignacio started Model United Nations in university, and is excited to to see new and experienced delegates participate in fruitful debate and decision-making at WAMUNC XXV. Ignacio is on the International Affairs Society Executive Board, the Director of Conference Relations for GWCIA, served as the Operations Director for TEDxFoggyBottom, and works as an Administrative Assistant in the Elliott School Graduate Admissions Office. This summer, he is an intern at the Center for International Policy, where he will primarily focus on Latin America, and specifically for the Security Assistance Monitor Team and International Cyber Security and AI Policy Team.

Isha Gupta
Executive Director

Isha is the Executive Director for WAMUNC XXV. She is a junior majoring in International Affairs and double concentrating in international politics and economics. She was involved in Model UN throughout middle school and high school. Last year, she served as the Director of Conference Relations for WAMUNC XXIII. Isha is also the Director of Manjula Gupta Foundation, a non-profit organization which strives to provide educational opportunities to girls around the world. In her free time, Isha enjoys watching sports, hanging out with friends, or spending time outside. She is excited to work with secretariat, see the innovative solutions that delegates create, and make WAMUNC XXIV a great experience!

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Kevin Zhang
Chief of Staff

Kevin studies International Affairs along with many of the students at GW. In particular, Kevin enjoys studying the interaction of space and law. Outside of class, Kevin can be found enjoying a game of soccer and trying out different foods and drinks. Kevin is excited to serve as this year’s Chief of Staff as WAMUNC transitions back in person!

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David Lee
Director of Finance

David Lee is a senior at the GWU Elliott School of International Affairs. He is pursuing a major in International Affairs and a minor in International Business. He intends on pursuing a career in consulting. He is grateful for the opportunity to create a meaningful experience for WAMUNC delegates. 

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Lucy Pfeffer
Director of Public Relations

Hi!! I’m Lucy Pfeiffer your Director of Public Relations for WAMUNC this year. I am a sophomore studying International Affairs with a minor in the School of Media and Public Affairs. I’m originally from Nashville, TN, and fun fact: I’ll be at summer camp serving as a counselor all summer!


Sara Awad
Director of Safety and Security

Sara Awad is studying International Affairs in the Elliott School at George Washington University. She enjoys staying informed on current news and policy decisions occurring globally. Having experienced being involved in a Model UN Secretariat since high school, Sara is excited to continue to provide an engaging platform where students can gather research to essentially resolve pressing issues in today’s era through policymaking. Outside of WAMUNC, Sara is involved in many organizations on campus, such as TEDxFoggyBottom, Circle K, and the Student Association.

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Director of Conference Relations



Parth Badhwar
USG for International Bodies

Parth is a sophomore majoring in Political Science and minoring in Criminal Justice. He’s been an active Model UN-er since high school and is currently a GW Model UN Travel Team member. He previously served as a chair for WAMUNC and, as a proud GA delegate, is enthused to be serving as the USG of International Bodies. Outside of MUN, Parth enjoys drag racing, eating spicy food, and drinking excessive amounts of Coca-Cola.

USG for Regional Bodies & Councils



Pietro de Ferrari
USG of Crisis Committees

Pietro studies International Affairs at GW’s Elliott School. In particular, Pietro enjoys the cross-section between Eastern European history and modern day foreign policy in the region. When not studying for his classes, Pietro can be found planning for various Dungeons and Dragons campaigns or working on his skills in the kitchen! Serving as this year’s USG of Crisis, Pietro will be sure to work his hardest to make sure that each delegate has a story to tell by the end of WAMUNC!

Matthew Hartman
USG for Historical and Specialized Bodies

Matt is a sophomore majoring in International Affairs with a concentration in International Politics. He comes from a small town just outside of Philadelphia, and enjoys biking, watching movies, and traveling. At GW, he’s a part of the Model UN team, and the esports team. He’s looking forward to helping put on the first in-person WAMUNC conference in two years, and to seeing all of the delegates get invested in their characters and coming up with innovative, creative solutions to the problems that they face. He’s committed to creating a unique, memorable experience for each committee, ensuring that delegates can truly feel the stakes of the situations they find themselves in. He hopes that every delegate enjoys the conference, and that the return to in-person debate will be seamless and exciting.

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