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Paula_Boland_Head_ShotPaula Boland is an attorney specialized in environmental law and international affairs. Although born in the United States, she received most of her academic and professional experience in Argentina. Paula worked for three years on regulatory and corporate compliance matters at the law firm of Klein & Franco in Buenos Aires. Her strong interest in the protection of the environment led her to the LL.M. program in Environmental Law at Vermont Law School, from which she graduated cum laude. Following a clerkship with the Environmental Enforcement Section of the US Department of Justice, Paula assisted a number of environmental nongovernmental organizations in the development of conservation projects to be carried out in Latin America.

Paula began her journey at UNA-NCA as a volunteer where soon she was appointed Chair of the Young Professionals, providing volunteer opportunities and engaging professionals and students in dialogue on the UN and international affairs. Paula joined the UNA-NCA staff, serving first as Program Director, and then as Executive Director. Paula received the UNA-NCA Evelyn Falkowski Volunteer Service Award and the United Nations Association of the USA’s 70th Anniversary Chapter Legacy Award. She has played a significant role developing and nurturing strategic partnerships, diversifying membership and expanding program activities. Paula serves as a regional representative of the UNA-USA National Council.

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NicoleProfilePictureNicole Bohannon is the Managing Director for UNA-NCA's flagship education program Global Classrooms DC (GCDC). Before joining UNA-NCA and GCDC in 2017, Nicole worked on the fundraising team for a senatorial campaign in Florida.

Nicole previously acted as the GCDC Program Manager, where she worked to organize the program's Model UN Conferences, to develop new and engaging curriculum for the year-round program, and to make Global Classroom DC more sustainable and dynamic. Nicole also served as the GCDC Program Coordinator, in addition to interning at various non-profits, think tanks, and consulting groups while studying at The George Washington University. She completed a Bachelor of Arts from the Elliott School of International Affairs as semester early, and focused on European and Latin American affairs.

Nicole brings with her eight years of Model UN experience, serving as both a delegate and a conference organizer. She was born and raised in Washington, DC, and in her free time likes to watch classic movies and go for runs in Rock Creek Park. 

 

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Andrew_Doll_PortraitOriginally from Ohio, Andrew is excited to join UNA-NCA as the new Manager of Programs & Membership.  Previously, he managed international education-exchange programs working with South African, Israeli, and Palestinian young leaders helping them develop community service, entrepreneurship, and leadership talents.

From his time with these programs, and a master’s degree from the University of Kent in Brussels, Belgium, he brings a background in international relations, cross-cultural communication, mediation, and public speaking.  Previously, he has been responsible for event management, publicity, communications, team development, and curriculum management.  He hopes to leverage these experiences while at UNA-NCA.

Prior to joining the UNA-NCA, Andrew has over 15 years of experience attending and staffing Model UN conferences.  In his spare time he enjoys movies, music, and trying out new restaurants.

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Brittanie_Bio_pictureBrittanie is in her fourth year at the University of Montreal enrolled in the Economics and Political Science program, specializing in Finance and Public Policy. She has a longstanding interest in health sciences and expects to pursue graduate studies in Health Policy and Management following the completion of her degree. In doing so, Brittanie hopes to gain a practical understanding of the issues that live at the nexus of health, education, and economics – as she believes this type of interdisciplinary work is primordial to addressing some of the most pervasive societal problems faced by the international community. Some of Brittanie’s previous experience includes volunteer work for Oxfam Canada, the Liberal Party of Canada, and the Red Cross. She has furthermore participated in her university’s Model United Nations team during which she held leadership positions. A Montreal native, Brittanie enjoys discovering podcasts, reading, skiing, and yoga.


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Sara_PortraitSara McNaughton is a Program Assistant for UNA-NCA. She is currently in her last year of undergrad at University of Oregon perusing a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies with a concentration in human rights, a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Language and Society, as well as a minor in Political Science. She is currently working on her honors thesis surrounding US-Cuban relations and human rights in Cuba. She is involved on campus through her sorority, Chi Omega, which hosts philanthropy events benefiting Make-A-Wish Oregon, and as an International Peer Assistant in the office of study abroad where she encourages students to engage in global education. She also spends time volunteering at Centro Latino Americano, a non-profit that provides social assistance to immigrants from Latin America. She spent last summer interning in Barcelona, Spain as a research assistant for Observatori Tercer Sector where she researched problems that arose in the public sector after the 2014 economic crisis, and their solutions. Post-grad she hopes to join the Peace Corps working in Youth and Development before continuing her education in international human rights.

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Jess_Reinert_PortraitJessica Reinert is a Program Assistant with UNA-NCA. She is an Ada Comstock Scholar at Smith College in Massachusetts pursuing a B.A. in American government and education. Prior to Smith College, she obtained her A.A. in Chicago, IL at Harold Washington College. As a non-traditional first-generation college student, it is her goal to ensure access to quality public education and college, particularly for low income families and first-generation students. In her free time, Jessica volunteers with a non-profit organization on campus developing a college readiness program to provide support, resources, and workshops for local youth, and mentors students as they transition from high school to college. Jessica is a B.A. Rudolph Undergraduate Public Service Scholar and a participant in Smith College's Jean Picker Semester-in-Washington Program which allows her to spend six months in Washington, DC studying non-profit work, advocacy, outreach, and policy. She hopes to continue her college readiness work with non-profit organizations while working with the federal government to guarantee free community college nationwide. 

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Bonnie_Bio_PictureBonnie Worstell graduated Spring 2018 summa cum laude with honors in Political Science from Austin College, located in Sherman, Texas. She earned her B.A. in International Relations, minoring in Non-Profit Organizations and Public Service (NPOPS) and German. She studied abroad in fall 2016 in Geneva, Switzerland, where she completed an independent study project in human trafficking policy. She was a delegate of Austin College’s Model United Nations for two years, in which she represented her delegation in the UNEA and IOM committees. She is a Hatton W. Sumners scholar, as well as a member of Alpha Chi and Phi Beta Kappa honor societies. She plans to work in Washington DC for a few years before attending graduate school. In her free time, she loves reading, hiking, traveling and yoga.


Global Classrooms DC Program Assistant - Susie Wang  
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Susie is a Program Assistant for UNA-NCA’s flagship education program Global Classroom DC (GCDC). As a full-time graduate student at the George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs, Susie has concentrated her study in Conflict Resolution. With a particular interest in Asia, she has been specifically working on the North Korean nuclear crisis and issues pertaining to the Taiwan Strait. She is going to participate in an exchange program with the University of Sydney this fall to advance her professional knowledge in the 
Asia-Pacific region. Previously, Susie worked as a Chief Manager Assistant in the Foreign Affairs Office of a provincial government in China. She also had working experiences in private sectors and student organizations. Originally from Wuhan, China, Susie is thrilled to bring her seven years of Model UN experience, multicultural background and knowledge of international affairs to UNA-NCA. 

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Nasimova.T1Takhmina, a full-time undergraduate student at the George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs, with a concentration in International Economics and Minor in Russian Studies. Takhmina is a native speaker of Russian, Uzbek and Turkish. She has an experience of a participant as a Head of Delegation at the National Model United Nations in 2015, that won the Distinguished Delegation Award. Previously, Takhmina worked as Library Services Intern at the Library of Congress in Washington D.C. where she conducted a research of the Turkic languages. Specifically, the influence of Russian Empire and the Soviet Union on the Turkic languages of the Central Asian region. Recently, Takhmina has, also, worked at International Monetary Fund as an Extern of the Secretary's Department. She worked closely with Registrars that organize IMF-WBG Spring and Annual Meetings. Takhmina also has working experiences in non-profit and student organizations.

Takhmina is going to participate in an international program with the School for International Training in Switzerland in Spring 2019 to advance her professional knowledge in International Studies and Multilateral Diplomacy. Born in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, but due to Civil War in the 1990s, Takhmina's family had to immigrate to Tashkent, Uzbekistan where she grew up and studied till middle school. She had an opportunity to travel throughout of Central Asia, Russia and the United States and is delighted to share her knowledge and experience of the diverse worldview of International Affairs and place in missing puzzle pieces into UNA-NCA.

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jm_headshotJackson is a Program Assistant for the UNA-NCA Global Classrooms DC program. He is an undergraduate at American University majoring in international relations, and will focus on foreign policy. Additionally, he concentrates on Latin American issues, including US-Cuba relations and health programs in Central America. His prior research has motivated him to join a group heading to rural Honduras this summer participating in a development program, where he hopes he can strengthen his knowledge of Spanish. He also enjoys looking into issues surrounding economics, and has previously done research regarding stemming the flow of illicit drug cultivation and the political implications surrounding coffee. In the past, Jackson has worked in the Maryland General Assembly in a branch of the Department of Legislative Services. He brings with him five years of Model UN experience, much of which comes from the DC Metro area, and looks forward to contributing his knowledge to the Global Classrooms DC team.