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African Union
Lyndon Hanrahan

Lyndon hails from the great city of Toronto, Canada and still thinks Harvard is Hogwarts. His biggest passion is film and he one day hopes to be a screenwriter and director. Lyndon delights in living out of a backpack for extended periods of times in far away places and talking about movies with anyone willing to listen.

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Presidential Cabinet
Hank Sparks

Hank is a sophomore at Harvard studying government. Originally from Colorado, Hank is passionate about politics and civic engagement. Last year, Hank staffed the Senate at HMC Boston and was so proud to see his committee pass bills through fell session. When he's not studying, Hank loves language learning and travelling. "

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Avital romoff

Avital Romoff is from Montreal, Canada and is currently a sophomore at Harvard College concentrating in Sociology with a secondary in Economics. At Harvard, Avital is a senior staffer for Harvard Model Congress, works for the admissions and financial aid office, and is on the board for Habitat for Humanity. Avital loves to write comedy and prides herself on having won the intramural foosball championships freshman year. 

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raymond wang

Raymond is a junior at Harvard concentrating in Computer Science & Economics. Originally from Vancouver, Canada, he comes from 5+ years of Model Government background, including HMC's Hong Kong and Madrid conferences. As an advocate for the intersection between innovation, business, and government in tackling environmental issues, he is excited to be bringing these important discussions to the forefront at HMC Dubai!

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adam Harper

Adam Harper is a Junior at Harvard from Cartersville, GA.  He intends to concentrate in Social Studies with a secondary in VES.  On campus, Adam is on the Rugby team and participates in programs through the IOP.  He also serves as a student government representative at Harvard.  He is passionate about mental health issues as well as the importance of democracy in government in day-to-day life.  He’s excited for the conference in Dubai this year! 

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Zeel Patel

Zeel Patel is currently a freshman at Harvard concentrating in Computer Science and Neuroscience, with a secondary in Economics. Hailing from Calgary, Canada and originally from Gujarat, India, Zeel brings extensive experiences from working in the Federal Government of Canada as well as 4 years of Model Government background—all of which has allowed him to draw valuable lessons he hopes to share at HMC. He is passionate about the nexus between innovation and entrepreneurship, and is fascinated by the intersection between medicine and artificial intelligence. In his free time, he enjoys playing basketball and proudly cheering for the Toronto Raptors!  

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Daniel Ragheb

Will is a sophomore at Harvard studying Government. In addition to working with Harvard Model Congress, Will is also involved with Harvard’s Institute of Politics, where he writes polls of young Americans and encourages them to vote. Will has staffed conferences in Boston, Madrid, and Mexico City. In his free time, he loves to snowboard, hike, or bike in the mountains near his hometown in Utah.

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Amelia Roth-Dishy

A born and raised New Yorker, Amelia Roth-Dishy is a Freshman at Harvard College with a passion for civic engagement and social justice. She intends to concentrate in Social Studies or History and Literature on the American Studies track. On campus, Amelia is a DJ in training at the college radio station and volunteers at the youth homeless shelter in Harvard Square, and is also trying very hard to be a member of the Harvard Undergraduate Beekeepers. She is super excited to join the Dubai conference this year! 

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kaitlyn rabinovitz

Katie is a junior at Harvard studying Social Studies with a secondary in Modern Middle Eastern Studies. At Harvard, she is a member of the Harvard Association for US-China Relations, is on board of Harvard Model Congress Asia, and works at the Harvard Law School. In her free time, she enjoys reading, hanging out with friends, and drinking lots of coffee. She is She is super excited to be staffing HMC Dubai this year!

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caleb esrig

A proud New Yorker, Caleb is a sophomore in Quincy House interested in Government and Economics. Outside of HMC, he’s actively involved in the Harvard Institute of Politics and First-Year Outdoor Program. He loves Netflix, friends and hiking.

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Rachel Chiu

Rachel is a senior studying Women and Gender Studies with a secondary in Psychology and pursuing language citations in Spanish and French. She is originally from the amazing city of Hong Kong and is an avid lover of all sorts of Asian cuisine. Rachel loves HMC and has staffed conferences in Hong Kong, Boston, Madrid, Mexico City, and, of course, Dubai. She is incredibly excited to be returning to Dubai for this year's HMCD! 

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Maddie Pagel

Maddie is a junior in Quincy House studying government. She was a delegate at HMC when she was in high school and is excited to get to help high schoolers have an experience as fun and enriching as hers was. This will be her eleventh (and best!) conference, and she is absolutely thrilled to hear all the unique perspectives that her delegates bring to committee. In her spare time, she likes baking, running (which is more like optimistic speed walking), and petting dogs. 

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Kailash Sundaram

Kailash is a senior at Harvard studying Social Studies and Computer Science. Kailash was born in the Midwest, raised in the Bay Area, and now goes to school in New England. Kailash was on the board of Harvard Model Congress San Francisco; this will be his sixth conference. When he's not doing schoolwork, Kailash can be found listening to Kanye West, playing Fortnite (poorly), or watching Westworld. 

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Senate - Foreign Relations
Francisco Cernada

Francisco Cernada is a junior concentrating in social studies with a focus on race, immigration, and economics. He grew up in Houston, Texas, and his family is from Guatemala and the Dominican Republic. He spends time at Harvard mentoring and tutoring teenage students in Boston, staffing for Harvard Model Congress, and working on the board of a pre-orientation program for first-generation college students. He's interested in education policy, immigration reform, international relations, and Netflix Originals. He loves to run, play soccer, and dance.

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Daniel Nguyen

Daniel is a sophomore intending to concentrate in Government, and he currently in his second year of studying Arabic. He is originally from the sunny state of California and enjoys sports, working out, and hanging with friends. Talk to him about sports or exercise and he won’t stop talking! At Harvard, he plays the “Wing” position on the Harvard Rugby Football Club and volunteers with the Boston Refugee and Youth Enrichment Program, a youth mentorship program. He is excited to meet the delegates at HMC Dubai!

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African Union
Araoluwa Omotowa

Araoluwa Omotowa is a First-Year at Harvard from Idaho Falls, ID.  She would like to concentrate in Government with a secondary in Global Health and Health Policy.  On campus, Ara is a Freshman Representative for the Association of Black Harvard Women and an Executive Council member in HOSA—Future Health Professionals.  She is passionate about how health interacts with different marginalized communities and how these issues translate into the greater contexts of policymaking and practical social justice initiatives. She cannot wait for the conference in Dubai this year! 

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Arab League
Crystal Luo

Crystal is a sophomore from Chicago concentrating in Economics with a secondary in Global Health and Health Policy. She has only staffed the Boston conference but is super excited to get more involved in the organization. Outside of HMC, Crystal is a peer advisor, a member of TEDxHarvardCollege, and a social chair for Winthrop House Committee. She enjoys stargazing, going on adventures, and meeting new people.

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Presidential Cabinet
Ben Delsman

Ben Delsman is a senior originally hailing from the beautiful state of Oregon, now studying Economics and Government here at Harvard. When not writing RapGenius comments on Kanye lyrics, you can usually find Ben hiking or playing intramural basketball poorly. He’s excited to share his passion for all things political!

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Starr Rhee

Starr Rhee is a sophomore at Harvard College from Nashville, Tennessee. She studies Government with a secondary in Spanish. In addition to doing HMC, Starr enjoys reading, eating, traveling, and talking about politics in the American South. She loves cornbread and her 5-pound dog named Oreo. 

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Ben Porter

Ben is a senior studying Economics and Neuroscience. He's interested in regulatory policy and diving. When not staffing HMC, Ben likes to watch the Red Sox and play with his dog.

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Audrey Mustoe

Audrey Mustoe is a junior from Salinas, CA studying Neurobiology at Harvard College. She is a new member of HMC and excited to work with and support delegates in conferences in Boston and Dubai. Apart from HMC, she loves to sing with her a cappella group, ski with her family and play with her dog.  

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Taylor Whitsell

Taylor is a sophomore at Harvard originally from Danville, Kentucky. He studies Government, conducts research at the Kennedy School, and participates in several programs at the Institute of Politics. He also loves running, watching Scandal, and spending time with family and friends. He fell in love with HMC when he staffed his first conference in San Francisco — so, now he’s back!

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Zoe Hopkins

Zoë Hopkins, a freshman, was born and raised in the melting pot that is New York City, where she developed a passion for supporting diversity and engaging with political thought. She grew up in a household that prioritized politics and civic engagement: news channels were the only TV she was allowed to watch as a kid. Zoë’s interest in politics emerged in 2008, when she watched with admiration as Barack Obama won over the hearts and minds of the American people, including her own. Her love of travel has opened her mind to new and different cultures and engendered a passion for international relations. But she also fundamentally believes in the importance of local politics, and has volunteered on numerous local political campaigns. Zoë was a four year member of her high school Model Congress team and co-head of the school’s Political Awareness Club. She is excited for four more years of Model Congress at Harvard!

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Daniel Ragheb

Daniel is a sophomore at the college studying Neurobiology. He was born and raised in LA, and loves it for its summer weather and In-N-Out. Daniel’s favorite color is blue. He loves long walks on the beach and his puppy named Rose. When he isn’t doing HMC, which he absolutely loves, he is probably napping, playing sports, or eating. On campus, Daniel is an EMT, performs improv, and takes pictures for the yearbook!

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Alejandro Lampell

Alejandro is a junior at Harvard studying Economics and Statistics. He is the son of two Mexican parents and lived in 6 different countries while growing up, including Uruguay, Mexico, USA, Bolivia, Bangladesh, and El Salvador. On campus he is very involved with the Latino community, an after-school mentorship program, interns at the David Rockefeller Center for Latin America, and serves as the business manager for the Harvard International Review. Don’t feel afraid to reach out to him if you want to talk about the world cup, Latin American Literature, or philosophize about life.