Interested in Joining Our Team?

We’re looking for Associate Directors and mentors to travel on our programs, as All-American teams travel around the world to compete in conferences, as well as work in high schools to help develop programs.

If you’re dedicated to improving the Model United Nations experience, we want to hear from you! We’re open to all new ideas and contributions. Please contact us by emailing Frank Pobutkiewicz, the Managing Director, at

Alumni Associate Program

The 2016-2017 All-American Alumni Associates are the ambassadors of the All-American programs– they’re here to help new students create MUN Portal accounts, answer questions about the application process, assist conferences with updating information on their conferences pages, and anything else you need from them!

Please feel free to reach out to any of our Alumni Associates with questions!

Frank Pobutkiewicz (Managing Director)

Frank has been participating in Model UN related activities for over ten years and proudly boasts it. He attended Boston University and graduated in 2010 with a BA in International Relations, cum laude, and BSc in Business Administration, cum luade. While at BU he helped to transform the Model UN team into the International Affairs Association, co-partnered to start the WEMUN Expo in Beijing, and oversaw the founding of the organization’s academic journal. Frank competed in college and won awards from Harvard, Yale, UPenn, UChicago, Northeastern, UVA, Columbia, and McGill for BU. He founded College Apprentice and the All-American Model UN program in 2010. Frank is also the Managing Director of Whiteboard Youth Ventures, a high school entrepreneurship development company.

David Berris

David Berris (Education Director)

David is a graduate of The George Washington University, where he studied International Affairs, concentrating in Security Policy and double minoring in Mass Communication and History. Hailing from Long Island, New York, David has been participating in Model UN since his sophomore year in high school and has been to conferences on the collegiate circuit all over the United States and even across the world in Europe. He has been the Head Delegate of the nationally Top-15 ranked George Washington Model UN team for the past two and a half years, focusing his training on empowering delegates to reach their full potential while learning new ways to be successful in the committee room. With many conferences and awards under his belt from all over the country and world, David hopes to continue teaching students after he graduates.

Manasi Raveendran (Lead Mentor)

Manasi joined the mentor team with her participation on the 2013 All-American Model United Nations delegation and has mentored many teams since then. She attended Boston University and graduated in 2009 with a B.A. in International Relations and Political Science with a minor in Spanish, magna cum laude. She graduated from Notre Dame Law School in 2012 and currently works for IBM as a member of the in-house counsel team. Manasi thoroughly enjoys working with high school students and lending her Model UN, legal, travel, and life experience to students.

Evan Torrisi (Associate Director)

Evan Torrisi is a first year student in Syracuse University’s Policy Studies, Citizenship and Civic Engagement program. Evan chose this program after finding his passion through Model United Nations. He started Model UN in his sophomore year of High school, where he won best delegate at his third ever conference. He then went on to compete with the All-American Team in China, India, Hungary, and Washington DC. In the past, Evan helped his high school’s Model UN Team get recognition for the Board of Education for funding, and partnered them with a local college to start what has now grown to be a multi-day conference. For this reason, Evan’s specialty is team building and crafting competitive programs.

Robert Hobart III (Alumni Associate, West Region)

Robert L. Hobart III, or Bobby, is a senior at the Bay School of San Francisco. On his first Model United Nations trip, he was detained by Russian immigration officials. He has been hooked ever since, and will tell the previous story to anyone willing to listen. Outside of MUN, Bobby enjoys reading about U.S. foreign policy; being on stage in his school’s theater productions; playing on his school’s varsity lacrosse team; and those rare, beautiful Sundays when the Oakland Raiders win. If he could give any advice to MUN newcomers, it would be to never, ever panic—but if you must panic, don’t let anyone else know.

Rose Jacobs (Alumni Associate, Midwest Region)

Rose is a senior from Chicago, Illinois who currently attends Walter Payton College Prep. She has plenty of hometown pride and is thus super excited to serve as the Alumni Associate for the Midwest! Her first conference with the All-American Model UN Team was last year’s NAIMUN, and she has since participated in the Stevenson Diplomacy Academy and traveled to WEMUN Expo and HMUN India, immensely enjoying all parts of her experience. She is currently Secretary-General of NIMUN, the largest Model UN conference for middle school students in the Midwest, and also serves as a Board Director and Head Delegate for the Chicagoland MUN Club, a 501(c)(3). Outside of Model UN, Rose enjoys political punditry, her slam poetry team, and pretending to know what she is talking about. Delegates, advisors, and the world in general can reach Rose at .

Annabelle Lee (Alumni Associate, Mid-Atlantic Region)

Annabelle recently graduated from McLean High School and she is embarking on a new adventure before she attends University. She is currently serving as an Americorps member with City Year, an educational non-profit Americorps program in D.C., in which she aids in helping children and to fill the gap of what schools are designed to provide and what is needed. Sparked by her interest in international relations, Annabelle participated in Model UN throughout all of high school, with her high school team and the All-American team. In addition, she enjoys playing tennis, being a social butterfly, and watching the LA Dodgers win! #blueoctober

Christian Rodriguez (Alumni Associate, Mid-Atlantic Region & Puerto Rico)

Christian is a junior at the Bergen Academies from New Jersey, just across the Hudson from New York City. He joined the All American team last year, as Head Delegate of the NAIMUN team in Washington, D.C. and HACIA in San José, Costa Rica. On the Executive Board of his school team, he is a jack of all trades, for lack of a better term. He has served as a chair for both of his school’s conferences. Currently, he is Secretary General of the middle school conference, JAMUN, which is one of if not the largest conference for middle school students on the East Coast, and a President of the club. He is very excited to be staying on the All American team in a new capacity, this time as the Alumni Associate for the NYC metro area (and Puerto Rico!).

Tengi Shiga (Alumni Associate, Southeast Region)

Tengi is a senior at Hononegah High School and the President of her school’s Model UN team. She has experience competing at a variety of conferences throughout the Midwest and the World. Tengi first joined the All-American community when she traveled to Budapest to compete at YMGE, where she won a Best Delegate award. Tengi can be reached by email at

Aditya Iyengar (Alumni Associate, Northeast Region)

Born in Maryland, but then travelling all over the world, Aditya Iyengar found his interest in the UN through his international experiences. He has participated in Model UN for all 4 years of high school, which have included his trips to local and collegiate conferences. He has also chaired his own schools conference, as well as chairing a committee at George Mason. Aditya hopes to someday take his experiences in MUN and study International Relations in college to hopefully work abroad.

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