Maddi Herne



Jack Haynie


Jack Haynie is a fourth year in the college studying Political Science and History. Originally hailing from Boston, he currently resides in Portland, Maine, not Oregon (he’s fairly emphatic about this) when not in Chicago. Outside of being DG for ChoMUN, Jack is an active member of the University’s traveling team and chairs a committee for MUNUC, its high school conference. When he’s not doing MUN, he edits and writes for the Chicago Journal on Foreign Policy and is an active brother of Delta Kappa Epsilon. He is deeply passionate about state formation, diplomatic history, boats, and maps. Additionally, he is currently nursing a caffeine addiction that will likely become more and more deeply ingrained as conference approaches.

In past ChoMUNs Jack has served as a USG for ChoMUN XXII, Chair for Oh, Canada: The Founding Father of the Canadian Confederation at ChoMUN XXI and as an Assistant Chair for The Roar of the Lion: Singapore 1965 at ChoMUN XX. He has also crisis directed the Arctic Council for MUNUC and plans on chairing a committee with the conference this coming year.

Jack is deeply excited to be Director General this year. If you have questions, comments, concerns, or just want to talk about why Mercator is a garbage map projection, feel free to reach out at


Laurinda Zhang


Laurinda Zhang is a third-year in the college, majoring in Economics and possibly statistics. She fell in love with Model UN back in middle school, and since then she has taken different roles including secretary general, assistant chair, and delegate. She was born and raised in the beautiful city of Beijing before coming to the University of Chicago.

Last year, Laurinda was the Assistant Chair of United Nations Security Council. Her passion in working behind the scenes faciliates her transition into the role of CFO. Outside of ChoMUN, Laurinda is deeply interested in investing and exploring hotels. She serves as the board member of Smart Woman Securities, where she helps to run the club and pitches stocks regularly. During vacations, she loves traveling and trying out different hotels, and by far her favorite hotel is Bürgenstock Resort located in Lucerne, Switzerland.

Laurinda is super excited to be part of the Secretariat for ChoMUN XXIII - feel free to contact to her at with any questions!


Gregory Wong


Gregory Wong is a third-year in the College majoring in Sociology and East Asian Languages and Civilization. While born in Boston, MA, his adopted home of Hong Kong is an inseparable part of his identity (狮子山下精神不死靈魂!) and a cause of much of his identity confusion. American culture is truly beyond his comprehension.

Outside of this organization, Gregory dreams about the day that everyone will realize debate to be a superior activity to MUN. Oh well. As he waits longingly for such a day, he can be found (heavily) drinking tea, making another spreadsheet, and watching (and listening to!) Cowboy Bebop. Gregory sometimes also debates (BP, smh @ APDA), and edits for the Journal of Sino-American Affairs and the UC3P Just China podcast. And yes, time management is a skill he is working on.

All jokes aside, after serving as an Administrative Staffer at ChoMUN XXI and the Deputy Director of Delegate Affairs at ChoMUN XXII, Gregory is humbled to serve as the Chief of Staff for this year's conference, and is excited to pull it off with an incredible Secretariat. Should you have any inquiries or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to Gregory at


Ben Fogarty

CHIEF Administrative officer

Despite graduating from the University of Chicago, Ben could not quite graduate from ChoMUN. After being an Under-Secretary-General for ChoMUN XXII during his fourth year in the College, he will be returning as the Chief Administrative Officer for ChoMUN XXIII while finishing a master’s degree in Computational Analysis and Public Policy at the University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy. Ben hails from Klein, Texas, which may sound like a stereotypical Texas town complete with cowboys, coyotes, and a stellar high school football team but is actually just a suburb of Houston. Beyond campus, Ben is an avid runner, a massive baseball fan, and an ardent supporter of all things Houston, from UGK to Shipley’s Do-Nuts.

Ben’s ChoMUN experience also includes working as an assistant chair on Come and Take It: Texas 1835 at ChoMUN XX and as the Crisis Director for JCC From Tehran With Love: Iranian Revolution 1977, Ayatollah Khomeini’s Revolutionary Council at ChoMUN XXI.

For any inquiries about ChoMUN XXIII, why Whataburger is better than In-N-Out, or how the designated hitter is ruining baseball, you can email Ben at


John Koobatian



Sofia Barnett

design director

Sofia is a third year in the college, majoring in political science and comparative human development. Although raised in Colorado Springs, Colorado, she was born in New York City and has loved getting back into a big city while exploring Chicago.

She has served as an AC on Ferrari board of directors for ChoMUN XXI and was a crisis director for Lord Liverpool’s cabinet for ChoMUN XXII. She also travels with the UChicago MUN team. When not doing MUN, she can be found with her KAΘ sorority sisters or in finance meetings with Student Government.

In her rare amounts of free time, or more often, when she should be studying, she can be found reliving her competitive dance career through impromptu dance parties with her roommates and watching inordinate amounts of Disney movies.

If you have any design related inquiries please reach out to


Jordanna Yochai


Jordanna Yochai is a third-year in the College, double-majoring in Political Science and Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations. She is from Long Island, New York, though she prefers not to acknowledge it. More importantly, Jordanna is remarkably excited to be returning to ChoMUN as an Under-Secretary-General this year. In past ChoMUNs, she has served as Chair of the Ottoman Imperial Harem and as Assistant Chair of the European Conference on International Organization, the ChoMUN Large.

In addition to ChoMUN, Jordanna works as a research assistant at the Chicago Project on Security & Threats, edits the Chicago Journal of Foreign Policy, and chairs “The Sultanate of Oman, 1970” at MUNUC, the university's high school Model UN conference. Because there’s no such thing as too much when it comes to international relations, she sometimes competes with the Model UN team, too. In her free time, Jordanna daydreams about traveling, drinks an inordinate amount of coffee, and actively worries about the future of the Middle East.

If you have questions, feel free to reach out to her at!


Christian Metivier


Christian is a third year student studying Economics and Chemistry. He is originally from Toronto, Ontario and manifests many more Canadian stereotypes than he is willing to admit. He was an Assistant Chair on the Halliburton Board of Directors at ChoMUN XXI and was a Crisis Director for the Council of New France, 1660 at ChoMUN XXII. He is also a Crisis Director for MUNUC, UChicago's high school conference.

Outside of MUN, Christian is a member of the undergraduate financial society Phoenix Funds and staffs Science Olympiad Tournaments for high school and middle school tournaments. His hobbies include the baseball and hockey fandoms, writing chemistry on dining hall napkins, and retelling memorized jokes dozens of times.

Christian is eager to provide any assistance he can and the best way to engage him in doing this is by emailing


Katherine Li



Katie DeLong


Katie DeLong is a third-year in the college, majoring in Biological Sciences with a specialization in Endocrinology. She doesn't know what she's doing this deep in Model UN either, but she enjoys taking a break from science to plunge into history. When asked where she's from, she usually defaults to "just outside DC/Boston", since the truth usually takes a good 20 minutes to explain. Her previous ChoMUN experience includes being an AC on “JCC: From Tehran with Love, the Iranian Revolution 1979” and an EAC on “Long Live the Shah: Khosorow II”.

Outside of Model UN, Katie returns to the STEM bunker. She works in a developmental neurobiology laboratory, TAs for Biology and Organic Chemistry courses, volunteers in the UChicago Hospital Emergency Department, and tutors with the Neighborhood Schools Program. At home, she paints, sings anything from showtunes to arias, writes science fiction short stories, and pretends she gets enough sleep. Her interests include cartography, any genre of fiction, astronomy, religion, and chess.

Katie is incredibly excited to serve as a USG this year. If you have questions, concerns, revelations, grammar pet peeves, or riddles, or if you'd just like to chat about how Pasteur ran for Senate as a Bonapartist, please email Katie at


Joseph Magliocco


Joseph Magliocco is a third-year in the College majoring in History with a concentration in American Studies. He was born and raised in Greenwich, Connecticut (please do not judge) and is an incredibly proud graduate of Greenwich High School and an alumnus of their ever-growing Model UN program. In addition to staffing ChoMUN XXIII, Joe is an active member of the Model United Nations organization traveling with the University of Chicago’s competitive team. At ChoMUN XXI, Joe served as an Assistant Chair on “Oh, Canada: The Founding Fathers of the Canadian Confederation” and at ChoMUN XXII Joe served as the Chair of “The Good, The Vlad, The Ugly: The Cabinet of the Russian Government 2013.”

Outside of Model UN, Joe’s interests are vast and varied. He enjoys suffering as a New York Mets fan, middling as a Leicester City fan, boasting as a New England Patriots fan, and religiously watching every episode produced by the Bachelor franchise (still mad about how Rachel did Peter wrong). An active member of the Zeta Psi fraternity, Joe once took the initiative to the tattoo the letters on his chest. He also enjoys constantly enlightening other people with the correct pronunciation of his last name: Magliocco (Italian: mah-l'yee-OH-koh). His dream Model UN Committee would be to run the ChoMUN large as the Galactic Senate of the Republic and offer delegates the space to have the important political debates he would have liked to have seen more of in the prequels.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please don't hesitate to email Joe at