Mariya Katsman

I am a junior at UC Berkeley, majoring in Global Studies: Peace and Conflict, with a concentration in Middle Eastern studies. I grew up in Ukraine, and came to years ago to pursue educational and career opportunities in the United States two years ago. I am passionate in the values of the United Nations, such as human rights and sustainable development, and hope to contribute to its work upon my graduation. I am a board member of the UNA East Bay and a UNA Human Rights Fellow which allows me to bring the values I care about to my community. I am a Director of External Affairs for IGMUN this year. My job is to ensure proper communication with past and perspective attendees; as well as, contact and coordinate with potential donors, speakers, and committee advisers. I am very glad to join the team to make IGMUN VII amazing!