Meet the Secretariat
Clayton Lawing is a senior majoring in hospitality management with a double minor in theatre and the Blount Scholars Program. Clayton is from Montgomery, AL although he and his family originate in Thailand. This is his eighth year in Model UN, having been involved in the last several years of ALMUN, including serving as Director-General of ALMUN XI, Under-Secretary-General of Crisis of ALMUN X and co-Chairing the Clash of the Gods JCC in his freshman year. His favorite committees have been ICJ, SOCHUM, and ALMUN's previous Justice League JCC. Here at the Capstone, Clayton serves as a Resident Advisor, Chief Justice of the Student Government Association, and stage manages productions for the University of Alabama Theatre and Dance shows. Clayton is super excited for ALMUN XII and hopes that staff, sponsors, and delegates will come to the conferences with open hearts and open minds, ready to learn about international issues to better develop themselves.
Andrew is a senior from Haslet, TX triple-majoring in Economics, History and Political Science, with a minor in Russian on the pre-law track. He is a committed member of the Alabama International Relations Club, as Head Delegate of the Model UN team, Director-General of ALMUN, and a vocal participant at the weekly meetings. He spent a semester abroad in the Russian Federation his junior year studying Russian language, literature and contemporary culture. He speaks conversational Russian, is working (slowly) towards attaining a pilot’s license, and is a fan of all things Formula 1. In the coming year he hopes to add an additional conference to the Model UN slate, improve the overall competitiveness of the team, and integrate collegiate MUN training with ALMUN committee development. He is so excited for ALMUN XII!
Catharine del Carmen
USG - Specialized Agencies
Catharine del Carmen is a sophomore from Montgomery, AL and doubling majoring in architectural engineering and history on the accelerated STEM to MBA track. She's been involved in Model UN for six years now and was an ALMUN delegate all four years of high school. She served as the crisis director for ALMUN XI's Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance. Catharine competes on the Model UN collegiate circuit and has represented the University of Alabama at conferences in Chicago and Boston since arriving on campus. Outside of Model UN, she is involved in her sorority Chi Omega and regularly volunteers at the Boys and Girls Club. You can often find her buried deep into researching about methods of recycling wind turbine blades, finding sustainable methods of producing fertilizer, and other random subjects that peak her interest. Catharine is beyond excited to serve as ALMUN XII's Under Secretary General of Specialized Agencies and hopes the delegates grow in their passion for Model UN throughout the conference.
USG - Press Corps
Carington Gaskin is a sophomore double majoring in advertising and anthropology major with a minor in women's studies. She is from Montgomery, AL and this is her third year participating in Model UN, serving as Assistant USG of Press Corps the previous year of ALMUN. Carington stays involved on campus participating in several different clubs including Capstone Agency, women's club rugby, and the Black Student Union. She enjoys videography and photography, cooking grilled cheeses, and making Spotify playlists. CG is ecstatic to meet all press corps delegates and make ALMUN XII the best conference yet!
USG - General Assemblies
Ann Williams is a sophomore majoring in International Studies with minors in Chinese, the Blount program, and Women's Studies. Ann is from Montgomery, AL and has been a delegate or staffer for various conferences for 6 years. Besides ALMUN, this is her second year on NHSMUN staff. At Alabama she is also involved with the Blount Program as an ambassador, and the Women and Gender Resource Center through the Student Leadership Council and as a mentor. In her free time, she loves being outside--hiking, backpacking, or paddle-boarding. ALMUN is very dear to her heart and she is ecstatic to be USG to facilitate their very best experience for delegates.
USG - Crisis
Christopher McCarthy is a sophomore majoring in Aerospace Engineering with a triple minor in Mechanical Engineering, Randall Research Scholars, and Social Innovation and Leadership. Christopher is originally from Brewster, NY, but plans to stay in the south after graduation. This is his sixth year of Model UN, and his fourth with ALMUN, participating both as a delegate and also serving on staff as the Crisis Director for Ad-Hoc at ALMUN XI. In addition to ALMUN, Christopher competes with the traveling Model UN team for UA. On-campus, Christopher is involved with undergraduate research, is an Ambassador for the College of Engineering and collaborates with 57 Miles, a service organization for the community of Marion. In his free time, Christopher plays intramural sports and works on his non-profit organization for professional development. Christopher is beyond excited for ALMUN XII!
USG - Operations
Brooke Tuthill, is a junior from Michigan majoring in International Relations with a triple minor is Spanish, Political Science, and Arabic Language and Culture. She has previously been involved with MUN in high school and this is her second year involved with ALMUN, serving as a crisis staffer for Ghosts of President’s Past for ALMUN XI. Within the University, she is a member of the Rotaract Service Club, Club Swimming, Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity, the International Relations Club, and serves as Secretary of the Scuba Club. She has also studied abroad in Spain and this past summer had an internship at an NGO for women’s rights in Morocco. She eventually plans to pursue a career in foreign service.
USG - Finance
Meg Woodard is a sophomore from Westfield, Indiana majoring in Political Science and Geography with a concentration in Urban, Regional, and Environmental Planning and with a double minor in Public Policy and Spanish. This is Meg's second year with ALMUN. She previously has co-chaired the SOCHUM committee. Along with being the USG of Finance, Meg is the treasurer of Alabama International Relations Club, a Director of Cultural Experiences and Diversity for the Honors College Assembly, is an active member of her sorority, and volunteers for the Women and Gender Resource Center on campus.
Katie Nunez is a junior majoring in Public Relations and International Studies from Nashville, TN. This is her second year in ALMUN, having co-chaired a crisis committee for ALMUN XI. Outside of ALMUN, Katie is involved in the International Relations Club, Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity, Design for America, and works for the Ferguson Student Center. Katie is so excited for ALMUN and can’t wait to see how delegates grow over the course of the conference.
Sarah Elizabeth Atkins
Chief of Staff
Sarah Elizabeth Atkins is a junior, from Pike Road, AL. She is majoring Computer Science. This will be Sarah Elizabeth's third year working on ALMUN staff, and seventh year of Model UN experience. Sarah Elizabeth has loved working with Crisis committees at ALMUN in the past, but chose this year to work on the logistics side of the conference. In addition to ALMUN, Sarah Elizabeth is involved in Beat Auburn Beat Hunger, an annual food drive on campus; and RUF, a campus ministry. Sarah Elizabeth wishes all the delegates the best of luck learning and growing their skills over the conference!
USG - Volunteers
Maddy Frazior, of Little Rock, AR, is a junior majoring in Political Science and Spanish, working towards her Masters of Public Administration through the Accelerated Masters Program. Maddy has been involved with Model UN for 6 years, where she has served as her high school's Head Delegate, the Chair of DISEC at ALMUN XI, and now the Under-Secretary-General of Volunteers and Recruitment. She also enjoys attending Collegiate MUN conferences with the Alabama International Relations Club. At the University of Alabama, Maddy serves as the Director of Outreach for Not On My Campus, a sexual assault advocacy organization, the Director of Fundraising for University of Alabama Dance Marathon, holds positions in Student Government Association and other civic engagement groups, and is a Lady Gaga fanatic. She is looking forward to recruiting motivated volunteers and excited high school delegations for ALMUN XII!
USG - Internal Affairs
Mitchell Slifka is a junior from Dayton, Ohio. He is currently majoring in Political Science and Criminal Justice with a minor in Dance. On campus, he is involved in Phi Sigma Pi, a national honor fraternity, and Tau Kappa Epsilon, a social fraternity. Outside of MUN, he really enjoys long walks around the quad, date nights at Lakeside Dining, and pretending to complete his work. This is his second year being involved in collegiate MUN, having served as the Co-Chair of UNSC during ALMUN XI and competing on the FSU MUN trip.