MEET THE TEAM

Committee 2019-20

 
 
President: Lina Jeffcock   Hiya, I'm Lina, and I am the President of the United Nations Society for the 2019-2020 academic year. I am currently a History undergraduate at the LSE, but I hope to convert to Law once I graduate. I have had a somewhat nomadic upbringing moving back and forth from France, the USA, the UK and Japan. I am a serious foodie and starting a conversation on the topic of food could have me talking for hours! The sense of community that the United Nations Society brings is unique and has allowed myself and many others to build lasting friendships and learn so much from our peers. Whether you are interested in fundraising activities, public speaking, negotiation, debate, or starting up your own UN-related initiatives, there is a place for you in the UN Society. I look forward to meeting you all, and welcome to UNSOC!

President: Lina Jeffcock

Hiya, I'm Lina, and I am the President of the United Nations Society for the 2019-2020 academic year. I am currently a History undergraduate at the LSE, but I hope to convert to Law once I graduate. I have had a somewhat nomadic upbringing moving back and forth from France, the USA, the UK and Japan. I am a serious foodie and starting a conversation on the topic of food could have me talking for hours! The sense of community that the United Nations Society brings is unique and has allowed myself and many others to build lasting friendships and learn so much from our peers. Whether you are interested in fundraising activities, public speaking, negotiation, debate, or starting up your own UN-related initiatives, there is a place for you in the UN Society. I look forward to meeting you all, and welcome to UNSOC!

Vice President: Evan Schlosser   Hey everyone! I’m Evan- one of your Vice Presidents for the 2019-2020 academic year. I currently study International Relations in my second year and spent my first 18 years in the suburban U.S. In between my unhealthy news diet and obsessing over upcoming elections, I enjoy updating my list of favourite London eats, playing any board/card game (except Pictionary), and spending a bit too much time on Twitter. I became involved with the UN Society early on in my first year, attending several Model UN Conferences and serving as a Corporate-Careers Officer. And I can confirm that the rumours are true- UNSOC really is a great big family. So, whether your passion and interests lie in MUN, campaigning and fundraising, attending informative panel events, or a combination of the three, I hope you’ll join us!

Vice President: Evan Schlosser

Hey everyone! I’m Evan- one of your Vice Presidents for the 2019-2020 academic year. I currently study International Relations in my second year and spent my first 18 years in the suburban U.S. In between my unhealthy news diet and obsessing over upcoming elections, I enjoy updating my list of favourite London eats, playing any board/card game (except Pictionary), and spending a bit too much time on Twitter. I became involved with the UN Society early on in my first year, attending several Model UN Conferences and serving as a Corporate-Careers Officer. And I can confirm that the rumours are true- UNSOC really is a great big family. So, whether your passion and interests lie in MUN, campaigning and fundraising, attending informative panel events, or a combination of the three, I hope you’ll join us!

Vice President: Vanessa Lock   Hello fellow UNSOC members, welcome to the family. I am Vanessa, one of your Vice Presidents for the 2019-20 academic year. Drawing and traveling around the world are interests of mine. I have also recently developed an interest in exploring the development and role of China in the international market. My main role here is to ensure smooth coordination of the committee, assist our lovely President, Lina in her work, and to supervise and assist the MUN Division. MUN and the career panel events were the main part of my 1st-year life at LSE. If you have never done MUN before and would like to develop your interpersonal and public speaking skills, do give it a try! Don’t be scared just because you are new to it, UNSOC values every member and will try our best to empower you to your full potential.

Vice President: Vanessa Lock

Hello fellow UNSOC members, welcome to the family. I am Vanessa, one of your Vice Presidents for the 2019-20 academic year. Drawing and traveling around the world are interests of mine. I have also recently developed an interest in exploring the development and role of China in the international market. My main role here is to ensure smooth coordination of the committee, assist our lovely President, Lina in her work, and to supervise and assist the MUN Division. MUN and the career panel events were the main part of my 1st-year life at LSE. If you have never done MUN before and would like to develop your interpersonal and public speaking skills, do give it a try! Don’t be scared just because you are new to it, UNSOC values every member and will try our best to empower you to your full potential.

Secretary: Alec Caruana   Hey there website viewer! I’m Alec and I’ll be your Secretary for the 2019-2020 academic year, your primary link to the Executive Committee. If you ever have any lingering questions or ideas regarding the Society (that is, of course, after you’ve read my enthusiastically-penned and deeply informative weekly newsletters) don’t hesitate to reach out! This will also be my second year reading IR and History, so if you have any questions about modules or coursework or anything like that, feel free to get in touch. Like most students at LSE, my background is decently ~*~multicultural~*~. I went to high school in the US (okay IB kids, we get it, you think your courses were superior and you have a point) but my dad’s side of the family comes from the tiny and irreleva- … *ehem* … “quaint” island nation of Malta. When I’m not committing an unhealthy amount of my free time to the UN Society, I enjoy tumbling down Wikipedia holes and playing a good game of EU4. I can’t wait to meet you and make this year a great one!

Secretary: Alec Caruana

Hey there website viewer! I’m Alec and I’ll be your Secretary for the 2019-2020 academic year, your primary link to the Executive Committee. If you ever have any lingering questions or ideas regarding the Society (that is, of course, after you’ve read my enthusiastically-penned and deeply informative weekly newsletters) don’t hesitate to reach out! This will also be my second year reading IR and History, so if you have any questions about modules or coursework or anything like that, feel free to get in touch. Like most students at LSE, my background is decently ~*~multicultural~*~. I went to high school in the US (okay IB kids, we get it, you think your courses were superior and you have a point) but my dad’s side of the family comes from the tiny and irreleva- … *ehem* … “quaint” island nation of Malta. When I’m not committing an unhealthy amount of my free time to the UN Society, I enjoy tumbling down Wikipedia holes and playing a good game of EU4. I can’t wait to meet you and make this year a great one!

Treasurer: Anderson Tan   Hi everyone! I’m Anderson, and I have the proud honour of serving as your Treasurer for the 2019-2020 academic year. I’m a second year IR and History student here at the LSE, and originate from Jakarta, Indonesia. If you ever have ideas which either raise or require money from the society, I’m your go-to guy! Outside of staring at my spreadsheets, you’ll probably find me complaining about the Central Line or the number of tourists in London, cooking, playing with my dogs, craving food which actually tastes like something, or otherwise pretty much everything but working. Don’t tell my professors! If you have any questions at all about IR and History, UNSOC, living in London, or anything else, please don't hesitate to reach out! My DMs, as they say, are always open.

Treasurer: Anderson Tan

Hi everyone! I’m Anderson, and I have the proud honour of serving as your Treasurer for the 2019-2020 academic year. I’m a second year IR and History student here at the LSE, and originate from Jakarta, Indonesia. If you ever have ideas which either raise or require money from the society, I’m your go-to guy! Outside of staring at my spreadsheets, you’ll probably find me complaining about the Central Line or the number of tourists in London, cooking, playing with my dogs, craving food which actually tastes like something, or otherwise pretty much everything but working. Don’t tell my professors! If you have any questions at all about IR and History, UNSOC, living in London, or anything else, please don't hesitate to reach out! My DMs, as they say, are always open.

 
 
Corporate-Careers Director: Eugene Gurin   Hey everyone! I'm Eugene, one of your Corporate-Careers directors for the 2019-2020 academic year. I'm a second year IR and History student at LSE, and I'm from Kent. Originally though, I am Russian-Ukrainian and was born in Turkmenistan. Unsurprisingly, I'm most interested in the history, politics and culture of former Soviet countries. As director, I’ll be coordinating speaker panels, networking events, language sessions and all IR and UN careers-related opportunities in the society. In my very limited spare time, you can find me rocking out on guitar, watching international cinema or going for a casual stroll across London at dusk. Before LSE, I had never done MUN, or studied a politics/IR subject, so if you have any questions about LSE and getting started in the society, or arguing over why the Tate Modern is hideous, then don't hesitate to ask!

Corporate-Careers Director: Eugene Gurin

Hey everyone! I'm Eugene, one of your Corporate-Careers directors for the 2019-2020 academic year. I'm a second year IR and History student at LSE, and I'm from Kent. Originally though, I am Russian-Ukrainian and was born in Turkmenistan. Unsurprisingly, I'm most interested in the history, politics and culture of former Soviet countries. As director, I’ll be coordinating speaker panels, networking events, language sessions and all IR and UN careers-related opportunities in the society. In my very limited spare time, you can find me rocking out on guitar, watching international cinema or going for a casual stroll across London at dusk. Before LSE, I had never done MUN, or studied a politics/IR subject, so if you have any questions about LSE and getting started in the society, or arguing over why the Tate Modern is hideous, then don't hesitate to ask!

Corporate-Careers Director: Julia Wodzińska   Hi! I’m Julia, I will be joining forces with Eugene in directing the Careers-Corporate Division. If you want to look for a job on the side of enjoying all the pleasures UNSOC has to offer – we’re here for you, providing you with all kinds of panels, networking events and workshops. I’m nowhere near having international origins, but lately I find being Polish *interesting* enough. You can grab me out for a coffee for any reason, so don’t hesitate. I can also teach you some synchronized swimming on the side if UNSOC won’t keep you fully occupied, but then I’m sure it will. I hope our society can help you grow and have a great time and I cannot wait to meet you!

Corporate-Careers Director: Julia Wodzińska

Hi! I’m Julia, I will be joining forces with Eugene in directing the Careers-Corporate Division. If you want to look for a job on the side of enjoying all the pleasures UNSOC has to offer – we’re here for you, providing you with all kinds of panels, networking events and workshops. I’m nowhere near having international origins, but lately I find being Polish *interesting* enough. You can grab me out for a coffee for any reason, so don’t hesitate. I can also teach you some synchronized swimming on the side if UNSOC won’t keep you fully occupied, but then I’m sure it will. I hope our society can help you grow and have a great time and I cannot wait to meet you!

Model United Nations (MUN) Director: Yasmin Frischemeier   Hello all, my name is Yasmin and I’ll be one of your MUN Directors this year! I’m the person you should come to if you’re looking to broaden your public speaking and critical writing skills at one of the many model UN conferences the society attends throughout the year. I am a second year International Relations student with a predictably diverse background for the LSE - I grew up in the US, study at the LSE on a Swiss passport and am ethnically Indian and European. In my free time, I enjoy a good west end show (when the budget permits it), doggo spotting in Lincoln’s Inn Fields and the occasional esoteric deep dive into political theory. Ellie and I can’t wait to get to know you better at one of our division’s weekly trainings or pub socials!!

Model United Nations (MUN) Director: Yasmin Frischemeier

Hello all, my name is Yasmin and I’ll be one of your MUN Directors this year! I’m the person you should come to if you’re looking to broaden your public speaking and critical writing skills at one of the many model UN conferences the society attends throughout the year. I am a second year International Relations student with a predictably diverse background for the LSE - I grew up in the US, study at the LSE on a Swiss passport and am ethnically Indian and European. In my free time, I enjoy a good west end show (when the budget permits it), doggo spotting in Lincoln’s Inn Fields and the occasional esoteric deep dive into political theory. Ellie and I can’t wait to get to know you better at one of our division’s weekly trainings or pub socials!!

Model United Nations (MUN) Director: Ellie Cottrell   Heya, my name is Ellie Cottrell, and I am one of the upcoming Model United Nations Division Directors! I am a second year law student, and have grown up in Australia and Hong Kong. My interests include human rights and environmental policy, coupled with the international law and politics, and hobby-wise I love the outdoors and playing all kinds of sports, and am an avid foodie. My job as MUN Director is to help train TeamLSE, the top European University MUN team, and organise logistics for conferences we attend nationally, continentally and internationally. I work alongside my lovely co-director Yasmin, and we hope to continue our success this year while welcoming and training MUNers of all levels and experience! So feel free to approach me or Yasmin with any MUN questions, or any questions as an international student about London you may have. Looking forward to a busy year!

Model United Nations (MUN) Director: Ellie Cottrell

Heya, my name is Ellie Cottrell, and I am one of the upcoming Model United Nations Division Directors! I am a second year law student, and have grown up in Australia and Hong Kong. My interests include human rights and environmental policy, coupled with the international law and politics, and hobby-wise I love the outdoors and playing all kinds of sports, and am an avid foodie. My job as MUN Director is to help train TeamLSE, the top European University MUN team, and organise logistics for conferences we attend nationally, continentally and internationally. I work alongside my lovely co-director Yasmin, and we hope to continue our success this year while welcoming and training MUNers of all levels and experience! So feel free to approach me or Yasmin with any MUN questions, or any questions as an international student about London you may have. Looking forward to a busy year!

Outreach Director: Eva Richter   Hey everyone! My name is Eva and I am truly happy to be one of your Outreach Directors in the next academic year. I’m a second year IR student and hail from Heidelberg, a beautiful town in Southern Germany. My IR interests center around IPE, especially related to the Middle East and Africa, but please do talk to me about anything in the world really. I enjoy adventures of any kind, good food and South African House music. If you are interested in UN-related awareness campaigns, fundraising or volunteering, do get in touch with me or my lovely co-director Elena. Let’s make this year count!

Outreach Director: Eva Richter

Hey everyone! My name is Eva and I am truly happy to be one of your Outreach Directors in the next academic year. I’m a second year IR student and hail from Heidelberg, a beautiful town in Southern Germany. My IR interests center around IPE, especially related to the Middle East and Africa, but please do talk to me about anything in the world really. I enjoy adventures of any kind, good food and South African House music. If you are interested in UN-related awareness campaigns, fundraising or volunteering, do get in touch with me or my lovely co-director Elena. Let’s make this year count!

 
 
Outreach Director: Elena Gentilini   Hello! I’m Elena, a second year Politics student, and I am one of your Outreach Directors for the 2019-2020 academic year. I was born, raised and educated in Italy, although I briefly studied abroad in Vancouver, Canada. My role in the Society consists of coordinating UN-related awareness-themed initiatives (mostly fundraising events, volunteering opportunities, and speaker panels) and providing guidance and support to the new Outreach Officers. I’m also an amateur violinist, a classical languages nerd and an Italian food purist. If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to contact me - you’ll probably find me in some remote corner of London scrolling through Kant memes, complaining about Italian politics, or lashing out at some badly cooked  pasta alla carbonara .

Outreach Director: Elena Gentilini

Hello! I’m Elena, a second year Politics student, and I am one of your Outreach Directors for the 2019-2020 academic year. I was born, raised and educated in Italy, although I briefly studied abroad in Vancouver, Canada. My role in the Society consists of coordinating UN-related awareness-themed initiatives (mostly fundraising events, volunteering opportunities, and speaker panels) and providing guidance and support to the new Outreach Officers. I’m also an amateur violinist, a classical languages nerd and an Italian food purist. If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to contact me - you’ll probably find me in some remote corner of London scrolling through Kant memes, complaining about Italian politics, or lashing out at some badly cooked pasta alla carbonara.

Chief Marketing Officer: Ebla Bøhmer   Hi! My name is Ebla, and I am a 3rd year Politics and International Relations student. I was UN Society’s Vice-President last year, but I just can’t get enough of this society (it is the best on campus after all), so this year I’ll be sticking around and serving as your Marketing Director! I am half Norwegian and half Somali, grew up in Kenya, and I am also fluent in French and (trying to be) in Spanish. In my spare time, I try to travel and explore as much as possible, and I love learning new languages, scuba diving, hiking, and consider myself too much of an Instagram aficionada. Whether you are new to LSE or a returning society member, I very much look forward to welcoming you to UNSOC this year!

Chief Marketing Officer: Ebla Bøhmer

Hi! My name is Ebla, and I am a 3rd year Politics and International Relations student. I was UN Society’s Vice-President last year, but I just can’t get enough of this society (it is the best on campus after all), so this year I’ll be sticking around and serving as your Marketing Director! I am half Norwegian and half Somali, grew up in Kenya, and I am also fluent in French and (trying to be) in Spanish. In my spare time, I try to travel and explore as much as possible, and I love learning new languages, scuba diving, hiking, and consider myself too much of an Instagram aficionada. Whether you are new to LSE or a returning society member, I very much look forward to welcoming you to UNSOC this year!

 
Chief Design Officer: Francis Acevedo   Greetings, my name is Francis Acevedo, a second-year IR student and your Chief Design Officer for the upcoming year here at UNSOC. I grew up mostly in the Philippines but have also lived in Singapore and the US. My work in UNSOC allows me to explore some of my passions outside of the international, namely film editing and graphic design, and thus I will be working behind the scenes to make sure everything is refined for your viewing experience. Beyond that, you’ll also catch me participating in some of the many conferences #TeamLSE travels to, keeping up with the latest trends in the economy (both the real one and the meme one), and contemplating life’s most pressing questions. Welcome to UNSOC!

Chief Design Officer: Francis Acevedo

Greetings, my name is Francis Acevedo, a second-year IR student and your Chief Design Officer for the upcoming year here at UNSOC. I grew up mostly in the Philippines but have also lived in Singapore and the US. My work in UNSOC allows me to explore some of my passions outside of the international, namely film editing and graphic design, and thus I will be working behind the scenes to make sure everything is refined for your viewing experience. Beyond that, you’ll also catch me participating in some of the many conferences #TeamLSE travels to, keeping up with the latest trends in the economy (both the real one and the meme one), and contemplating life’s most pressing questions. Welcome to UNSOC!

Diplomacy Ball Officer: Jonas Bokelmann   Hey gang! My name is Jonas, and I'm a second year Management student (the highest form of academia). As your Diplomacy Ball Officer, it is my sworn duty to supply you with only the highest quality balls. After the success of last year's event, we aim to make next year an even more glorious extravaganza with all kinds of fancy additions to make it the most memorable event of the year. That's right. There will be food. There will be funds for charity. There will be a chocolate fountain. But most importantly, there will be copious amounts of alcohol. Beyond spreadsheets and daydreaming about luxuries our budget can't afford, I enjoy coding, procrastinating, and making the same stupid joke about balls for the billionth time.

Diplomacy Ball Officer: Jonas Bokelmann

Hey gang! My name is Jonas, and I'm a second year Management student (the highest form of academia). As your Diplomacy Ball Officer, it is my sworn duty to supply you with only the highest quality balls. After the success of last year's event, we aim to make next year an even more glorious extravaganza with all kinds of fancy additions to make it the most memorable event of the year. That's right. There will be food. There will be funds for charity. There will be a chocolate fountain. But most importantly, there will be copious amounts of alcohol. Beyond spreadsheets and daydreaming about luxuries our budget can't afford, I enjoy coding, procrastinating, and making the same stupid joke about balls for the billionth time.