The Team

Sebastian Vogelpoel Secretary General

Sebastian Vogelpoel is a 23 year old graduate of History and Philosophy at the University of Southampton. Of Dutch and British nationality growing up across Europe in Germany and Italy, he loves travelling and surrounding himself with new cultures and ideas. Currently he works in Berlin at a former airport and current Refugee camp Berlin Tempelhof, although he plans to continue his studies with a masters in International Relations come September.

Already in high school Sebastian attended, inter alia, the prestigious THIMUN a total of 4 times including as an ambassador. At university he extended this experience founding and leading Southampton’s MUN society. In his long chairing experience he has chaired 14 conferences and has been a delegate at many more, including leading a joint delegation of the University of Cambridge, University College London and University of Southampton to the WORLDMUN 2016 in Rome, Italy. Last year he was proud to serve as Deputy Secretary General at LVMUN 2016 and is excited to take on the position this year of Secretary General! He looks forward to seeing you all soon in Riga!

George Mullens Deputy Secretary General

George Mullens is a British and Italian Masters student reading International Studies and Diplomacy at SOAS, University of London. Having started participating in Model UN at the age of 15, he has attended numerous conferences in a variety of capacities: from delegate and chair, to Secretary-General of the very first MUN conference at the University of Sussex where he completed his undergraduate degree. Presently, he is also the Secretary-General for LIMUN: HS 2017 and recently acted as USG Chairing for UkraineMUN in 2017. He has chaired at the best conferences in Europe from LIMUN to OxIMUN and CUIMUN for which he won the prestigious Oxbridge Chairing Award.

Asides from MUN, he has previously interned at the Italian Embassy in London for five months, enjoys singing and adores cooking amazing Italian food; from fresh pasta and risotto to wood-oven pizza back in Rome. LVMUN VI will be his 3rd LVMUN and is extremely excited to be welcoming you all to Latvia.

Kristine K. Putnina President

Kristine is a student at Riga Stradins University pursuing a degree in international relations. Being a passionate person, she has always been actively engaging in local organizations and attending impactful events. Besides education and working part-time, she enjoys going to concerts, plays and other gigs, as well as travelling and going on outoor hikes and trips.

Kristine is in charge of managing and overlooking all of the processes and details of the conference.

Bella Berzina Under Secretary General for Finance

Bella has already participated in organizing LVMUN in 2015 and 2016 , when being Under Secretary General for Finance and President. She has a deep passion for arts and enjoys literature and learning about different cultures and languages.

Bella’s duties include fundraising and book keeping.

Daniela Bernsone Under Secretary General for Communication

Daniela started her studies in 2016 and now will be a second year student in SSER. She enjoys having an active lifestyle and always tries to find a free moment for reading a good book.

Daniela is responsible for the communication between the delegates and the organizing team.

Jekaterina Polkovnikova Under Secretary General for Media

Jekaterina has an experience in organizing LVMUN in 2016. Being an associate for PR committee at SSE, she will bring her knowledge and experience to the event as an Under Secretary General for Media this year. She pursues an active lifestyle and is passionate about cinematography, so she is always willing to discuss some good movie with you.

Jekaterina manages LVMUN’s social media accounts, is liable for marketing and PR of the organization.

Debora Rivkina Under Secretary General for Socials

Debora actively participated in organizing LVMUN V in 2016 as an associate and decided to continue her journey with LVMUN this year as USG for Socials. She is a part of SSE Riga event com so she knows how to make a good party. Debora has passion for literature and music.

Can't wait to party with all of you.

Vakhtang Ivechiani Under Secretary General for Event

Vakhtang came to Riga from Georgia in 2015 with intention to stay for one semester as an exchange student. But plans have drastically changed and now he is a full-time second year student at SSE Riga. He is a very positive and socially active person, enjoys traveling, sports and photography.

Vakhtang is responsible for the organization of the event - the official part, side activities and after-party.

Auguste Levcenkaityte

Founder and special consultant to Latvian Model United Nations