Secretariat Bios

Stephen Rimbakusumo

Stephen Rimbakusumo is excited to be returning for his fourth year on NWMUN-Seattle staff, this year as the Secretary-General. He has previously served as Assistant Secretary-General for Conference Services at NWMUN-Seattle 2016 and as Chief of Staff for NWMUN-Seattle 2017 and NWMUN-Portland 2018. Stephen has either attended or staffed over 25 MUN conferences since first getting involved in the Spring of 2014. Stephen has many interests, ranging from security issues such as cyber-crime and cyber-terrorism to the history and politics in former Soviet states. Stephen graduated from the University of Washington in 2016 with a B.A. in history and is currently employed as an engineer at Amazon.

Outside of MUN and work, Stephen enjoys outdoor activities, the occasional computer game, and learning foreign languages.

Tiffany Dao

Tiffany Dao is rejoining the NWMUN-Seattle Executive Secretariat this year as the Director-General. Tiffany holds a B.A. in Law, Societies and Justice, which focuses on the ways in which domestic and international law impact society, from the University of Washington-Seattle and plans to pursue a Masters of Legal Studies within the next two years. She has attended over 10 MUN conferences, including six NWMUN conferences. She most recently served as Chief of Staff for NWMUN-Seattle 2018. Her favorite thing about MUN is its ability to bring people of all backgrounds together, help people develop skills and personally grow as an individual, and increase awareness about important global issues. 

Tiffany also speaks English and Cantonese Chinese, but is currently re-learning French and Mandarin Chinese. Her hobbies include watching Hong Kong lifestyle vlogs on YouTube, singing and listening to K-pop-- her favorite group is Got7, which is a multi-national group consisting of 7 members from Korea, Thailand, Hong Kong and the US.

Rohit Chandel
Chief of Staff

Rohit Chandel is excited to come back to the Executive Secretariat as the Chief of Staff of NWMUN-Seattle 2019. He has previously served on NWMUN's staff 5 times, most recently as the Director-General of NWMUN-Seattle 2018. He has also staffed at other conferences with UBC, and served as the VP Academic for UBC's MUN club in 2017-18. He is currently majoring in Mining Engineering at the University of British Columbia. Rohit's interest in MUN stems from his interest in mining and natural resources and their implications on world affairs. He currently works with Suncor Energy in Alberta, Canada with the Reclamation and Projects group where he is in involved in planning reclamation projects for the mine and other mine support projects. Rohit is also a signed-off haul truck driver on a CAT 797.

Outside of MUN, Rohit is a huge fan of anime, manga, F1 and enjoys travelling and trying out new cuisines. He has an eclectic music taste, which ranges from Swedish power metal to ska to J-pop. He is also a big fan of single-player story-driven games and is, therefore, bad at online games.

Gabriel Epstein 
Assistant Secretary-General for Logistics

Gabriel Epstein is excited to join the NWMUN-Seattle 2019 Secretariat as Assistant Secretary-General for Logistics. He is a senior at the University of Washington, majoring in Political Science with a minor in Jewish Studies. Gabriel has staffed and held Secretariat positions for multiple conferences, both high school and collegiate, but this is his first time on the staff of NWMUN. He has additionally served as the Director of Operations for Model United Nations at the University of Washington. His main area of interest is the history of the Modern Middle East, and he has interned at the Institute for the Study of Modern Israel at Emory University for the past two summers. Outside of MUN, Gabriel enjoys reading, gaming, playing and composing music, and traveling. 

Elizabeth Duong
Assistant Secretary-General for Conference Services

Elizabeth Duong is excited to return to the NWMUN-Seattle Executive Secretariat for her second year as the Assistant Secretary-General for Conference Services. She has also previously served on the staff of NWMUN-Seattle twice, as the Networking & Technology Manager in 2016 and 2017. Elizabeth graduated from the University of Washington in 2017 with a B.S. in Informatics which focuses on the study, design, and development of technology for the good of people, organizations, and society. She is thrilled to be able to use technology to improve the conference. Currently, Elizabeth works as a Software Engineer at Amazon and is passionate about technology.