Renee is a senior pursuing a dual-degree in Public Relations and Political Science. Renee has been in Model United Nations since her first year of college and has loved every second of it. Since joining, Renee has participated in all areas of the organization as a staffer, director and competitive travel delegate. She will be a third-year director at this upcoming GatorMUN XVIII and a first-time director at FLCS X. Last year, Renee served as the organization’s Treasurer following her year as FLCS VIII’s USG of Finance. Renee is excited to tackle this year as the organization’s President. Her academic interests include international relations, human resource management and mass communications. When not in the world of MUN, Renee works as a server at Momoyaki, is a part of UF’s Actively Moving Forward executive board and re-watches episodes from Criminal Minds.
Makenzie Leonard DIRECTOR OF CONFERENCE LOGISTICS
Makenzie is a Junior at the University of Florida majoring in Political Science and dual minoring in Innovation and Teaching English as a Second Language. Her involvement in MUN began during her sophomore year of high school, and she has been involved with it since. The MUN team at UF has become her family on campus. Makenzie grew up in Connecticut, but her family now lives in Ponte Vedra Beach, just outside of Jacksonville, Florida. She is the eldest of three children and can’t escape being the mom friend in every friend group. Outside of Model UN Makenzie can often be found hammocking around campus or playing games online with friends. After graduation she aspires to go to grad school for a degree in Space Technology Policy and is considering law school. She is as much of a nerd about space as she is about MUN. As Director of Conference Logistics she aspires to get the club working as smoothly as possible, and she hopes the travel team excels this year.
Chandler Whitenton SECRETARY-GENERAL OF GATORMUN XVIII
Chandler is a soon-to-be 4th year Public Health major with two minors in International Development and Humanitarian Assistance, and Health Disparities in Society. This year, she will be working as Secretary-General for GatorMUN XVIII after working for two years as the Undersecretary General of Logisitics. Outside of MUN, you can find her working at UF Health, at chapter meetings for her Honor's Fraternity Phi Sigma Pi, and spending time with her friends.
Robert Beatty SECRETARY-GENERAL OF FLCS X
Robert Beatty is from Naples Florida and misses it every day that he lives in Gainesville. He is a Junior majoring in International Studies with a focus in the Middle East. In his studies of the Arabic Language and Middle Eastern politics, Robert has traveled to both Jordan and Morocco. This year, Robert will serve as the Secretary General of FLCS X. Outside of Model UN, Robert enjoys playing piano, cooking, and following Soccer, Football, and Formula 1.
Jacob Edwards TREASURER
Jacob Edwards is the current Treasurer of MUN. He is a senior pursuing a dual-degree in Economics and International Studies, with a concentration in Latin America, and intends to attend law school. Jacob has been in Model United Nations for some time, but has renewed his interest in the organization at UF. He has competed in SRMUN, RTC, NCSC, and will directing at GatorMUN and FLCS. As Treasurer, he ensures the financial integrity of the organization as well as the conferences. He has volunteered for a number of organizations and is passionate about improving Foster Care, raising awareness of economic inequality and improving education and mental health services in inner city America.
Nicholas Cabanillas DIRECTOR OF MEMBER DEVELOPMENT
Nick is a rising junior majoring in Chemistry with minors in Food Science and Economics. Nick has been participating in Model UN since his sophomore year in high school and is excited to be serving as the Director of Member Development for UF MUN this year. Nick previously served on the secretariat of the Florida Crisis Simulation IX as the Under-Secretary General of Committees. When not working on committee ideas or other work for MUN, you can find Nick playing ping pong, listening to tons of music, and chilling with friends.
Austin Cerber DIRECTOR OF MEMBER RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION
Austin Cerber is a second year student majoring in Industrial and Systems Engineering and was born and raised in Miami, Florida. Austin has competed in Model United Nations since highschool, and is extremely excited to continue traveling along the collegiate circuit. Aside from debate, Austin loves to cook, and his experiences cooking at his family's Thai restaurant aids in his goal to provide the club with the best food possible. Last year Austin traveled three times and staffed both FLCS and GatorMUN, and was extremely disappointed to see the year end abruptly. However, Austin intends to make up for lost time this year by providing extremely fun and engaging events as Director of Member Recruitment and Retention
Patrick Lewicki SECRETARY
Patrick is a rising sophomore majoring in Political Science. Patrick has been in Model UN ever since 8th grade, when his brother forced him in, and is currently serving as Secretary. Patrick loves staffing Model UN conferences, having staffed both GatorMUN and FLCS. Being a Canadian, he loves travelling, and awaits the day UF MUN travels to another conference. Outside of MUN, Patrick is involved with UF's Student Government, is the Music Director for the Honor Chords Acappella group, and loves watching the show Steven Universe. He hopes that through hard work, dedication, and experience, he can be a great Secretary.