Secretary General

Leah Day is a Fourth Year from Sterling, Virginia. She is finishing up her undergraduate degree in Foreign Affairs and Anthropology while also beginning her Masters of Public Policy through UVa’s Frank Batten School of Public Policy. She didn’t begin participating with Model UN until her second year of college but quickly made up for lost time. She has served as a chair for our high school conference VAMUN for 3 consecutive years and served on the Secretariat for VICS XX and VICS XXI as Chargé d’Affaires both years. Additionally, Leah is an active delegate on the collegiate circuit competing with UVA’s MUN team. She is thrilled to cap her Model UN experience as Secretary General and help shape the future of an organization that taught her so much. Contact Leah at

Chargé d’Affaires

Morgan Feldenkris is a Second Year from Clifton, Virginia in Fairfax County. He is studying History and, most likely, Government with a minor in Urban and Environmental Planning. Aside from International Relations Organization, Morgan is involved in Phi Sigma Pi Honor Fraternity, Echols Council, and Roosevelt Society. He also volunteers as an Arts Mentor and conducts home improvement projects with Madison House. Morgan is passionate about hosting and planning Model UN conferences, having been the Wilson Global Systems Simulation Head for this year’s VAMUN, as well as serving as a Crisis Director in last year’s VICS. Morgan is incredibly honored and excited to be VICS XXII’s Chargé d’Affaires and looks forward to conference weekend. He can be reached at

Director General

Ankita Satpathy is a Second Year from Monroe Township, New Jersey, studying politics. She served as a chair for VICS XXI and was the Deputy USG for General Assemblies and Specialized Committees for UVA’s high school conference. She’s also competed on UVA’s travel team. Outside of Model UN, she is an Associate News Editor for The Cavalier Daily and an Honor Support Officer. Ankita is incredibly excited to help craft engaging committees as Director General, and can’t wait to see the delegates bring them to life. Contact Ankita at

Director General

Sam Rice is a Second-Year at the university, looking to be admitted to the Commerce school or double major in Politics and Economics. When he’s not studying, he can be found watching Game of Thrones or House of Cards, reading science fiction, or reading random Wikipedia articles. Sam has been involved in MUN since the beginning of high school and has been involved in every MUN conference at UVA since being admitted, serving as a Vice Chair, Chair, and Director General for VIGMUN II. Beyond MUN, Sam’s other major activity is Swim Club. Contact Sam at

Chief of Staff

Alexa Iadarola is a Second Year student in the College of Arts and Sciences from New Fairfield, Connecticut, majoring in Foreign Affairs. She has been involved in Model UN since her sophomore year of high school and has chaired crisis committees for both VICS and VAMUN. Within the International Relations Organization, she competes on UVA’s Model UN travel team and is an editor for the Wilson Journal of International Affairs, an undergraduate foreign affairs research journal at UVA. Outside of Model UN and IRO she spends her time interning with UVA Athletics’ Media Relations Department, dancing with Rhapsody Ballet Ensemble, and spending time with the Roosevelt Society, an unaligned political discourse organization on Grounds. She looks forward to working with Secretariat to put on a great conference and eagerly awaits VICS XXII! Contact Alexa at

Undersecretary General for External Relations

Sara Dalpe Sánchez is a Third Year currently living in Morristown, New Jersey, but originally from Málaga, Spain. She is a double major in Psychology and Spanish, and hopes to earn her doctorate in clinical psychology in the future. Sara had never participated in Model UN before college, but found herself at home in the International Relations Organization. This is her third year on VICS Secretariat; she was a staffer for the Secretary General for VICS XX, and the Under-Secretary General for Media & Design last year. She is excited to help plan the social events for this year’s conference, including a graduate school fair, and to work with sponsors. In her spare time… Sara doesn’t have spare time. She has too much homework, all the time. Contact Sara at

Undersecretary General for Logistics

Shreya Maini is a Second Year from Ashburn, Virginia, planning on double majoring in History and Music. Shreya’s Model UN experience commenced during her first semester of college, when she was tossed into an incredibly boring general assembly on post-apartheid economic policy in South Africa. Ever since then she has assiduously avoided both general assemblies and general boringness, hence she is taking part in VICS. Outside of Model UN, Shreya can be found playing Bach’s preludes and fugues for the keyboard, taking naps in random parts of the University, counting the number of columns on the Lawn (206), and stargazing using her favourite app, Sky Guide. She is extremely fond of all things British and will defend the Oxford comma till her dying breath. Contact Shreya at

Undersecretary General for Media and Design

Aditya “Adi” Sapre is a second-year hailing from infamous NoVA and is planning to study Pre-Commerce and Foreign Affairs with an interest in conflict resolutions. He’s pursued the love of his life (Model UN) for 6 years and is really looking forward to continuing throughout college. Whenever, you’re looking for him, you can be sure to find him at the nearest Chick-fil-a or Bodo’s (his second love), or taking long walks on the beach into the sunset. He is excited to be a part of Secretariat for VICS XXII and cannot wait to make this a conference to remember. Contact Adi at

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