GSMUNXXII will offer 5 crisis committees this year, featuring a joint-crisis and a tri-crisis.
Oliver Fisk is excited to chair JCC: Irish Republican Army this year. He is a senior who is a relative newcomer to the Model UN scene. He was born in Belfast and has a familial connection with the Troubles. He is heavily involved with Maggie Walker’s Public Speaking Club as a co-President, and he is the European editor for the school newspaper. You can catch him after school playing soccer year round for club and school, or practicing with the school a capella group, Deadbeats. He also takes part in Future Business Leaders of America Club, ASL Club, and Creative Writing Club. Any spare minute is spent reading up on European politics or getting Victory Royales in Fortnite. He would like to remind everyone to bring cash on hand to get GSMUN goodies! He can’t wait to get started (and kick out the Brits!).
Siddharth Venigalla, a junior at Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School, looks forward to chairing the Thatcher Cabinet side of the Irish Troubles JCC. Siddharth has been involved in Model United Nations since middle school and chaired the Diet of Japan committee last year, and vice-chaired the National Congress of Brazil committee in his freshman year. He has also competed at several conferences, including VAMUN, JHUMUNC, WMHSMUN, SIMUNC and HIMUNC. In addition to Model U.N, Siddharth is also Secretary of French Club and French Honor Society, Treasurer of TSA and an active member of the Quizbowl team. He is excited for this year's Governor's School Model United Nations conference, and knows that the committee and its members will make this year an enjoyable and enriching experience!
Kate Driebe, is a junior who has been involved with Model UN since 7th grade. She has participated as a delegate, crisis staffer, and, most recently, a vice Chair for SPEPOL at GSMUN XXI. After vice chairing last year for GSMUN, Kate could not wait to become more involved. Though this is her first time chairing she is very excited. Along with Model UN, Kate’s other hobbies include participating in Robotics, Model Congress and Track. She loves watching action movies and reading fantasy.
Caroline Brickley is a junior at Maggie Walker and has been involved with Model UN for three years. In addition to Model UN, Caroline participates in many activities such as Model Congress, Arabic Club, Spanish Club, and the girls’ field hockey and soccer teams. She also enjoys volunteering at the Jewish Community Center of Richmond and the Children’s Museum of Richmond. When not occupied with the aforementioned activities, Caroline likes to spend time with friends, try new restaurants, and play with her bulldog puppies.
Julia Ochsenhirt is a junior who has been involved with Model UN since 8th grade. She has participated as a delegate, crisis staffer, and, most recently, a chair for the Diet of Japan committee at GSMUN XXI. Along with Model UN, Julia’s involved with a number of other clubs and activities; she serves as the Vice President of Deadbeats, Maggie Walker’s resident acapella club, teaches elementary school students piano through Music Orchard, and regularly volunteers with the Children’s Museum of Richmond. In her free time, she enjoys watching rom-coms and hanging out with her friends and her dogs.