MUN Executive Committee
A lot of hard work goes into planning the TRU Model UN Conference. This year's conference is brought together by a team of undergraduate students with the advice of our faculty advisor, Rob Hanlon. Meet this year's team below!
Samantha Pearse - President
Hello, my name is Samantha Pearse and I am a post-bacc student in Math and Economics. I have a BA in Political Science and it was through my studies that I was able to participate in Model UN at the collegiate level after enjoying participation in high school. When I arrived at TRU the first club I looked for. When I found that the club had not been carried on from previous iterations, I decided to try and start it up again. I am very passionate about what MUN can teach people. I am grateful for the skills and confidence that it has given me, and I want to share that with others. I wanted to build up a conference here on campus to give TRU students the opportunity to experience Model UN without having to pay for travel, accommodations, and other fees in order to attend a conference. I am so grateful for my team and all that they have done and continue to do in order to help me make this dream a reality.
Tarun - Vice President
Hello, I am Tarun Agarwal and I am an MBA student at TRU. I started exploring Model UN during my Bachelors and loved it! It is a great way to push yourself, make connections and improve your knowledge and confidence. I always encourage people to participate in MUN and get a taste of how things work in the United Nations. I am glad to be a co-founder of the Model UN club at TRU and aim to help students develop their skills using the platform.
Kristen Jacobsen - Event Coordinator
Hi, my name is Kristen and I am the Event Coordinator on this year's TRU Model UN Committee! You may also have seen my face from the TRU Philosophy, History and Politics Conference, which I've been a part of for the last 5 years, or from the 2021/22 TRUSU Entertainment Committee. I am in my last year of my Bachelor of Tourism Management with a concentration in Festivals & Events, and have also completed a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology before that. I look forward to being a part of this unique learning opportunity!
Moksha Shetty - Marketing and Outreach Coordinator
Hello, I am Moksha Shetty. I am a first-year MBA student at TRU with a professional background in Business and Finance. Volunteering, planning, and organizing events have been some of my strengths and an activity that I truly enjoy. I have joined the TRU MUN Club as an Outreach and Promotions Director. MUN is a great platform to strengthen public speaking skills, critical thinking ability, learn about global events and build a strong network. My role at TRU MUN Club will help enhance my leadership skills by helping create awareness about the conference and getting students involved in the club.
Tyler Hall-Ford - Marketing and Outreach Coordinator
Tyler Hall-Ford is a Second Year Bachelor or Arts student who is majoring in History and minoring in Political Sciences. First having joined Model UN in high school he quickly learned the ropes and went on to attend several Model UN conferences in British Columbia. He is quite knowledgeable on the operations of the United Nations and by extent the conferences and through his role as a member of the club he wishes to pass this knowledge and enjoyment of Model UN onto those who are unfamiliar with the event. Following the conclusion of his time at university he hopes to continue to educate people by going on to be a middle or high school social studies teacher.