Members of the Model United Nations Team are students uniquely chosen for their academic prowess, speaking ability, and writing skills. Our members are selected through an annual competitive process every September, consisting of a written application as well as a simulation practice overseen by the Officers of the team in order to judge each applicant fairly. The Model United Nations Team proudly includes students from several different colleges and majors, including history, government, biochemistry, psychology, film, chemistry, and journalism. In March, every member, veteran or not, represents New Mexico State University at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City. On top of that, a team of veteran members will participate in the Erfurt International Model United Nations Conference in Germany for the first time in November 2019.
Marcus Sanchez (4th Year)
Marcus is a longtime MUN-er at NMSU, having studied Criminal Justice, Spanish, and is now completing a Government program. An avid supporter of the organization, Marcus has previously served as Model UN’s Secretary and President, and is humbled to be invited back to assist the team in any way he can. Off campus, Marcus enjoys playing the piano, binging television and the company of dogs. He hopes to pursue a career in either education or a nonprofit after leaving Las Cruces.
Haley Stewart (4th Year)
Haley is a senior studying Criminal Justice and Government and minoring in Economics. This is Haley’s fourth year on the team and, in her spare time, she enjoys outdoor rock climbing and painting. After graduation, she plans to pursue a career in law or as a federal agent.
Iliana Viscarra (3rd Year)
Iliana is a junior double majoring in Journalism and Government. This is Iliana’s third year on the team and she’s most excited to continuing working with individuals from around the world at conference in NYC. After graduation, she hopes to attend graduate school with the intent of pursuing a career in the Foreign Services. In her free time Iliana enjoys doing yoga, watching sunsets, and petting every dog she sees.
Gabriela Quintana (2nd Year)
Gabriela is a senior pursuing a major in Government with a supplemental major in Law and Society. As a second year MUN member, she is excited to see the team grow and progress together. Gabriela enjoys spending time with friends and family, traveling, and remembering the Alamo. She aspires to attend law school or graduate school.
Angel Salcido (2nd Year)
Angel Salcido is a junior majoring in International Business and Spanish with a minor in Economics. Upon the completion of her undergraduate degree, she hopes to attend law school with the intent to pursue a career in international law.
Andrea Marañon-Laguna (1st Year)
Andrea is a junior double majoring in Anthropology and Museum Conservation. In her free time Andrea enjoys printmaking, playing tennis, and reading classics. After completing her undergraduate degrees, she aspires to attend graduate school to further her studies in the preservation of cultural heritage.
Cole Vetter (1st Year)
Cole Vetter is a freshman majoring in Psychology with two minors in Government and History, and this is his first year as a member of the Model United Nations team. He hopes to move on to law school after his bachelor’s degree and then become a part of the United States Foreign Service. He enjoys learning about every different kind of history and applying it to situations in the present day.
Jasmine Recinos (1st Year)
Jasmine is a freshman majoring in Government while minoring in
International Relations and Spanish. She is extremely excited to be a first year member on the Model United Nations team. In her free time she enjoys many different musical activities, such as, singing and playing musical instruments. Once finished with her undergraduates degree, Jasmine has set her sights on attending graduate school.
Mia Rascon (1st Year)
Mia is a freshman in her first year of Model UN and double majoring in government and psychology. After graduating she plans to attend either graduate school, or law school for international relations.