2024 ALTMUN Staff

The Secretariat

Timothy Cho

Secretary General (SecGen)

secgen@altmun.org

Timothy Cho is a current junior and the Secretary General for ALTMUN 2024. He has participated in ALTMUN for the past 3 years and furthers his passions as a delegate at SHSMUN and VOLMUN conferences. He also participates in the ethics bowl and is a part of the non-profit, Liberty in North Korea. Through MUN, he has developed his interest in geopolitics into a genuine passion. Outside of school, he enjoys playing guitar, watching sitcoms, and analyzing Jeremy Lin highlights on Youtube. 

Calli Collins

Deputy Secretary General (DSG)

dsg@altmun.org

Calli Collins is a current junior and the Deputy Secretary General for ALTMUN 2024. She has participated in ALTMUN for the past 2 years and has furthered this passion as a delegate at VOLMUN. She is a public relations chair for MUN at her school and is currently involved in an internship discussing foreign policy. ALTMUN has been a great professional experience for her where she hopes to positively impact others while on staff. Outside of school she enjoys tracking elections and researching the implications on nations. She also enjoys playing Fortnite and discussing five nights at freddy’s. 

Matthew Wang

Director General (DirGen)

dirgen@altmun.org

Matthew Wang is a current junior and the Director General for ALTMUN 2024. He has participated in ALTMUN for the past 3 years and continues his passion as a delegate at VOLMUN and SHSMUN conferences. In school, he is apart of the Science Club, HOSA, and MAO. He joined ALTMUN to learn more about his role in an international community and to gain new friendships in this community. Outside of school, he enjoys playing piano and traveling. 

Bindi Patel

Editor in Chief (EiC)

dpc-eic@altmun.org

Bindi Patel is a current junior and the Editor and Chief for ALTMUN 2024. She has participated in ALTMUN for the past 4 years and has also attended SHSMUN conferences. In school, she participated in tennis, mock trial, and mu alpha theta. She joined MUN to encourage delegates to learn about contemporary issues, as well as creating a welcoming and comfortable atmosphere for all delegates. Outside of school, she works as a pastry chef and enjoys traveling. 

Julia Gardner

Under Secretary General (USG)

usg@altmun.org

Julia Gardner is a current junior and the Under Secretary General for ALTMUN 2024. She has participated in ALTMUN for the past 5 years and has also attended SHSMUN conferences. She’s involved in biomedical research, she plays piano, she participates in other debate clubs (YIG, Model Congress), and is a math tutor. She’s passionate about debate and international relations, and and looks forward to developing her leadership skills. Outside of school, she enjoys sleeping, reading, baking, and listening/playing music.

The Media Team

Ruby Brahmbhatt

DPC: Social Media

dpc-sm@altmun.org

Ruby Brahmbhatt is a current junior and the DPC Social media manager for ALTMUN 2024. She has participated in ALTMUN for the past 3 years and has also attended SHSMUN conferences as a delegate. In school, she participates in Youth in Government conferences, mock trial, and cheer. She enjoys social media management, and understands that utilizing it as a resource is crucial to the success of ALTMUN. When she’s not in school she enjoys listening to music and sleeping. 

Kathryn Barger

DPC: Journalism and Website

dpc-website@altmun.org

Kate Barger is a current junior and the DPC website and journalism manager for ALTMUN 2024. She has participated in ALTMUN for the past year, with her first ALTMUN conference in 2023. In school, she participates in robotics, theater, Youth in Government, beta club, and leo club. She enjoys researching and writing, and looks forward to doing so in future conferences. Outside of school she enjoys reading, writing, playing video games, and listening to music. 

Porter Clowers

DPC: Photo and Video

dpc-photo@altmun.org

Porter Clowers is a current junior and the DPC photo and video manager for ALTMUN 2024. He has no prior experience with ALTMUN, but he competes in Quiz Bowl and attends YIG conferences. He looks forward to enhancing his photography skills and working in a mature, work-like environment. Outside of school, he is apart of a band with his friends where he’s the lead guitarist and singer. 

The Committee Chairs

Hanna Yang

DISEC Chair

diesc@altmun.org

Hanna Yang is a current junior and the DISEC chair for ALTMUN 2024. She has participated in ALTMUN for the past 3 years. In school, she also participates in youth in government conferences, mock trial competitions, FBLA, and is a part of her school’s theater department. She enjoys debate, global studies, and learning new things. Outside of school, she enjoys surfing, traveling, and singing. 

Brenna Loudon

ECOFIN Chair

ecofin@altmun.org

Brenna Loudon is a current junior and the ECOFIN Chair for ALTMUN 2024. She has participated in ALTMUN for the past three years and continues this passion at SHSMUN and VOLMUN. She dedicates herself to humanities and global diplomacy clubs. She’s enjoyed MUN from early on in her high school career, and decided being a member of staff would only further enhance her experience. When she’s not in school or in an ALTMUN meeting, she enjoys reading and playing just dance. 

Tiago Phielipp

International Court of Justice (ICJ) President

icj@altmun.org

Tiago Phielipp is a current junior and the ICJ President for ALTMUN 2024. He has participated in ALTMUN for the past 3 years and has also attended SHUSMUN, VOLMUN, and NHSNMUN conferences. In school, he is apart of the mock trial team, ethics bowl, and latin club. He has received honorable mentions for SHUSMUN, a diplomacy and position award at ALTMUN, and was last year’s security council president.. Outside of school, he enjoys reading, playing board games, playing card games, playing volleyball, playing soccer, and listening to music.

Hayden Toon

Legal Chair

legal@altmun.org

Hayden Toon is a current junior and the Legal chair for ALTMUN 2024. He has participated in ALTMUN for the past three years and continues his passion for Model UN as a delegate at VOLMUN. He enjoys learning about international cultures and uses researching about the political state of countries as an avenue to do so. Outside of school, he is an avid actor participating in plays at his school and his local community theater. He is family-oriented and is phenomenal at table tennis!



Isaac Salmon

Security Council President

sochum@altmun.org

Isaac Salmon is a current junior and the Securitiy Council president for ALTMUN 2024. He has participated in ALTMUN for the past three years and continues his passion for Model Un as a delegate at VOLMUN, as well as being the president of Model UN at his school. He’s involved in many extracurriculars, both sports and academics alike. He plays basketball, he climbs, and he boxes. He’s received the Excelsior award and the Leadership and Debate in caucus at ALTMUN. Issac also enjoys engineering and is passionate about inventing things. 

Ruby Phillips

Sochum Chair

sochum@altmun.org

Ruby Phillips is a current junior and the Sochum chair for ALTMUN 2024. She has participated in ALTMUN for the past 4 years and has also attended SHSMUN conferences. In school, she’s a member of the soccer team, the mock trial team, Youth in government, orchestra, and she often competes in science fairs. She’s a passionate leader and loves to debate. Outside of school, she enjoys watching movies and reading, and often finds herself admiring beautiful jewelry and antique items on pinterest. 

Catherine Feeney

UNEP Chair

unep@altmun.org

Cat Feeney is a current junior and the UNEP chair for ALTMUN 2024. She has participated in ALTMUN for the past 2 years and continues this passion as a delegate at MID-South Model UN in Memphis. In school, she’s the diving team captain, she’s on the rowing team, she’s in dance ensemble, she’s a writer for the school newspaper, and a part of the current events club. She chose ALTMUN due to her interest in international relations. Outside of school, she enjoys baking, arts and crafts, and being with her friends. 

Abigail Burkhalter

UNODC Chair

unodc@altmun.org

Abbie Burkhalter is a current junior and the UNODC chair for ALTMUN 2024. She has participated in ALTMUN for the past 2 years, and continues this passion as a delegate in numerous conferences: MUSHMUN, VOLMUN, UCON MUN, BOSMUN, NAIMUN, YMUNE, and Harvard Model UN India. In school she participates in a number of clubs, such as the ethics bowl, quiz bowl, NHS, All-American MUN, etc., and outside of school she is the co-founder of a non profit that donates to second harvest food bank. She enjoys playing instruments, cooking, boating, international tracking, surfing, and snorkeling. 

Addison Kim

WHO Chair

who@altmun.org

Addison Kim is a current sophomore and the WHO chair for ALTMUN 2024. She has participated in ALTMUN for the past 2 years and continues this passion as a delegate at VOLMUN. In school, she’s a violinist in an orchestra, she’s in JSA, and she’s in Science Club. She sees ALTMUN as a chance for her to give back to her community for giving her the ability to be comfortable using her voice. Outside of school she enjoys reading schools, being with her friends, crocheting,and watching Netflix.