Anin luo


Anin is the President of Yale Model Government Europe 2018. She is a member of Timothy Dwight College class of 2020 and majoring in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry. Her hobbies include reading, watching movies, cycling, exploring restaurants, and eating good food! She is SUPER EXCITED for the conference in November! Reach her at anin@ymge.org.‌


Ornella bayigamba

Director General of Operations

Ornella Bayigamba is a rising sophomore majoring in chemical engineering from Kigali, Rwanda. She is extremely excited to serve as the Director General of Operations for YMGE 2018. Last year she served as an Assistant Secretary General of Administration for SCSY XL, and Assistant Secretary General of Business and Conference for YMUN XLIV. She felt that these experiences were not only fun, but also helped her gain invaluable knowledge on the operational side of Model UN conferences. Within YIRA, she also currently takes on the role of a Hemispheres Instructor, where she teaches international relations to High School students in New Haven. Outside of MUN, she enjoys being a Engineering Tour Guide, working in her residential college, Pauli Murray (MY), buttery—affectionately called the MY BUTT—and painting when she is free. She looks forward to seeing all of you! Contact her at ornella.dg.operations@ymge.org for any logistical questions.

nathalie bussemaker

Director General of Committees

Nathalie Bussemaker is a rising sophomore in Morse College and a prospective Global Affairs major, and she is incredibly excited to serve as Director-General of Committees for YMGE 2018. Born in New York City and from a Dutch family, she now lives in Princeton, New Jersey. Within YIRA, she is also involved with the Security Council Simulation at Yale and Yale Model United Nations. When she not busy running to City Hall for the Yale Daily News, Skyping high schoolers for Matriculate, or reading book proposals for the Yale University Press, she enjoys eating rice pudding, planning trips around the world, and looking at pictures of her dog. She can’t wait to work with the rest of the YMGE Secretariat to make this the best conference yet! Contact her at nathalie.dg.committees@ymge.org.

lauren gatta

Under Secretary General of Branding

Lauren Gatta is a first-year in Grace Hopper College, serving as USG of Branding for YMGE 2018. She is very passionate about design, and is looking to pursue the art major. Besides YMGE (and YMUN), she is also involved in the Yale Dramatic Association, Accent Magazine, the Yale Student Film Festival, and the Office of Sustainability. When she is not formatting delegate/advisor guides and other conference materials, she can be found journaling, trying new kinds of ice cream and watching theater productions with friends. You can reach her at branding@ymge.org

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Karthik irakam

Under Secretary General of Recruitment (Europe)

Karthik is a first-year in Morse College and is honored to be a member of the YMGE 2018 Secretariat. He is currently a member of the Model UN Team at Yale, served as an ASG of ECOSOC Committees for YMUN XVI, and is part of the Yale Student Investment Group. He hopes to double major in Biomedical Engineering and Economics. When he isn't working on his latest problem set, he loves spending time outdoors, playing golf, trying to eat healthy, or just relaxing with friends. Karthik is very excited to meet all of the participants of YMGE this year! You can contact him at karthik.recruitment@ymge.org.

minahil nawaz

Under Secretary General of Conference

Minahil Nawaz is a first-year in Timothy College, and will serve as the USG of Conference for YMGE 2018. Originally from Lahore, Pakistan, Minahil is a prospective Political Science and Film & Media Studies major here at Yale. Apart from YMGE, Minahil has also been involved in other YIRA conferences, and outside of YIRA, Minahil is involved in the Yale Student Film Festival, the South Asian Society, Yalies for Pakistan and the Refugee Project. While Minahil spends most of her free time walking to places from TD, she also loves to travel, drink orange juice and procrastinate! Minahil is very excited for YMGE, and can’t wait to meet delegates from around the world in Budapest. Feel free to contact her at conference@ymge.org.

Gregory Jany

Under Secretary General of Recruitment (International)

Gregory is a first-year student in Jonathan Edwards College. He hails from the diverse archipelago of Indonesia, and is incredibly excited to take part in Yale Model Government Europe this year as Under-Secretary-General of International Recruitment. Besides IRSY, Gregory has also been involved with YMUN Taiwan, SCSY, IRSY, and YMUN. Outside of YIRA, Gregory can be found engaging with several student groups, among them the Indonesia Yale Association, and enjoys getting iced coffee at New Haven’s various cafes. He is beyond excited to meet all the participants on the banks of the Danube, and provide a wonderful delegate experience! You can reach out to Gregory at gregory.recruitment@ymge.org.

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Zach Gold

Under Secretary General of Committees

Zach Gold is the Under-Secretary-General of Committees for YMGE. Originally from Ardsley, NY, he is currently a student in the Grace Hopper College Class of 2021 planning on majoring in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Zach is also the Director-General of Committees for Security Council Simulation at Yale (SCSY) and has been a chair for Yale Model UN (YMUN). When not taking part in international relations conferences, Zach plays the double bass, works for a student-run policy think tank that focuses on energy and the environment, and gives science tours at Yale. He enjoys hiking, camping, biking, and pretty much anything involving the outdoors. You can reach him at committees2018@ymge.org.