Secretariat Bios

Kristina Mader


Kristina Mader is in her third year on the Secretariat for NWMUN, previously having served as Director-General for NWMUN 2008 & 2009. She has been participating in Model United Nations for 10 years, including most recently at Western Washington University, where she founded and led the Model United Nations program for four years. At WWU, Kristina received a B.A. in Political Science focused on international affairs, with a specific focus on women's rights. Kristina currently works for the NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security, a coalition of 15 international NGOs who collectively advocate for the protection and promotion of women's rights in conflict, specifically within the work of the UN Security Council. Additionally, she manages the Security Council Monitoring for the PeaceWomen Project, which tracks and analyzes Security Council policy on women's rights and gender issues.

Kristina's email address is

Christopher Esh


Christopher Esh has been involved with Model United Nations at the University of Washington beginning in 2007. Since joining the team, he has served as a delegate, head delegate, officer, and the organization's president. He is the current advisor for the University of Washington's team. Chris earned his B.A. in Political Science with an option in Political Economy from the UW in 2010. Starting in July, he began work as the Press Intern for U.S. Representative Jim McDermott in Washington DC, where he plans on beginning work as a staffer on the Hill shortly. His free time is spent establishing a branch of his family's business on the East Coast. Chris currently lives in Alexandria, VA.

You can reach Chris at

Kristin Jensen

Assistant Secretary-General for Logistics

Kristin Jensen graduated in 2008 from WWU with a BA in Political Science, an emphasis in International Politics and minors in Spanish and International Studies. Kristin has been active in MUN since 2007, first as a delegate, then as head delegate for WWU, and has volunteered as Staff for NWMUN the past two years, currently as ASG of Logistics. She feels the MUN experience is an excellent learning tool for professional development and fun as well, and that is why she is still involved today. Kristin currently works full time as a Development Assistant at Mercy Corps in Seattle. Kristin has traveled/studied/worked in Canada, Mexico, Peru, Argentina and South Africa and is looking into a variety of future international careers such as the Foreign Service, Peace Corps, and possibly graduate school at Georgetown in the next 5 years.

Kristin's email address is

Tony Boese

Assistant Secretary-General for Conference Services

Tony has been involved with MUN for five years, having lead the teams of three different universities and served in the leadership of a over a dozen conferences. His relevant credentials are complemented by a decade of success in, and later also the coaching of, competitive forensics. Presently, Tony is finalizing two bachelor’s degrees – one in Philosophy and History and one in Political Science. He hopes to attend graduate school so that he may continue on his goal of being a JD/Ph.D authority in the theory and philosophy of law and government. He promises to be around Model United Nations for a long while. Feel free to track him down and have a good talk or just say ‘hello.’

Tony can be reached via email at

James Harmon

Chief of Staff

James Harmon is the current Chief of Staff of NWMUN 2010, having previously served as the Director for Public Information for NWMUN 2009. In total, this is James' 6th year of being involved in Model United Nations, starting with his time as a high school junior. In addition to Northwest Model United Nations, James has also been involved with the execution of the Chicago International Model United Nations and Washington State Model United Nations conferences, held in Chicago, Illinois and Seattle, Washington respectively. Currently, James is finishing his B.S. in Economics and his B.A. doubled in Political Science: International Security and Near Eastern Studies: Arabic. After his undergraduate, James would like to pursue his M.A. in Political Science or International Security.

To reach James, please email him at