DIRECTOR GENERAL OF COMMITTEES:

TYLER JAGER

Tyler is a sophomore in Silliman College, and is thrilled to serve as the Director-General of Committees for SCSY XLII! Tyler hails from the freezing, empty, beautiful state of Vermont, and hopes to major in Global Affairs and History. Besides SCSY, Tyler serves on the Secretariat for YMUN XLVI, Yale's high school MUN conference, and the Outreach Director for the Yale Review of International Studies. He spends his free time dreaming about IKEA rugs, planning road trips, and reading in the Acorn, Yale’s student-run coffee shop. You can reach him at scsy.dg.committees@yira.org.

SECRETARY-GENERAL:

LAUREN GATTA

Lauren is the current Secretary-General of SCSY XLII, and a member of the Grace Hopper College class of 2021. Though she was born and raised in Paris, she calls New York her home and enjoys partaking in classic New Yorker activities such as complaining about the MTA, seeking out the best cup of bubble tea, and walking absurdly fast. In YIRA, she has served on the secretariats of YMUN and YMGE, and has enjoyed chairing for SCSY. Lauren devotes the rest of her free time designing costumes for theater shows around campus and working at the Office of Sustainability. She is majoring in art with a concentration in graphic design, but her truest self can be found second-guessing her career choices while eating ice cream.

Feel free to contact her at scsy.secgen@yira.org!

DIRECTOR GENERAL OF OPERATIONS:

JOON LEE

Joon is a sophomore in Branford College who hails from San Diego, California and was born in Seoul, South Korea. He plans to pursue a double major in Mathematics and EP&E (Ethics, Politics, and Economics) in the hopes of one day working at the intersection of tech and policy. On campus, he is involved with various YIRA conferences and programs, as well as the Undergraduate Math Society, Dwight Hall, and the Quizbowl team. Joon is thrilled for what will surely be the best SCSY yet and looks forward to seeing everyone in the fall.

UNDER-SECRETARY-GENERAL OF BRANDING:

DAVID YU

David is a rising sophomore in Ezra Stiles College, serving as USG of Branding for SCSY XLII. He is a prospective Economics and Psychology double major from the New York City area. Besides SCSY, David is also the Director-General of Operations for YMUN - Yale’s largest conference which takes place on-campus in January. Outside of YIRA, he is the captain of the Ezra Stiles IM volleyball team and leads first-year students on outdoors orientation trips. In his free time, he plays piano, designs houses, cities, and cars. He is super excited to welcome everyone our delegates to Yale's beautiful campus this year.

UNDER-SECRETARY-GENERAL OF CONFERENCE:    YASSI XIONG   Yassi Xiong is a prospective Applied Math and History major in Pierson College Class of 2022. She’s from Beijing, China and has previously served on the YMUN secretariat. Her interests span from dancing to writing, and can be found napping, reading, or grinding out papers and problem sets. On campus, she’s involved in multiple dance groups as well as a cappella. She also enjoys attending random events spontaneously in her free time. She is honored to work with the rest of the SCSY secretariat to make a fantastic conference! Feel free to contact her at  scsy.conference@yira.org .

UNDER-SECRETARY-GENERAL OF CONFERENCE:

YASSI XIONG

Yassi Xiong is a prospective Applied Math and History major in Pierson College Class of 2022. She’s from Beijing, China and has previously served on the YMUN secretariat. Her interests span from dancing to writing, and can be found napping, reading, or grinding out papers and problem sets. On campus, she’s involved in multiple dance groups as well as a cappella. She also enjoys attending random events spontaneously in her free time. She is honored to work with the rest of the SCSY secretariat to make a fantastic conference! Feel free to contact her at scsy.conference@yira.org.

UNDER-SECRETARY-GENERAL OF OUTREACH:

KARINA MINANOV

Karina Minanov is a rising sophomore in Pierson College (’22) and will serve as the Under Secretary General of Outreach for SCSY XLII. She is from a small suburb called Grosse Pointe located right outside of Detroit, Michigan. She is hoping to major in either Economics or Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology. Karina’s first experience with Model UN was this past winter when she served as a vice chair for YMUN XLV on the Brexit committee. She is a member of the fundraising team for the Yale Entrepreneurial Society and hopes to join The Yale Record as a staff writer in the fall. As a student in Directed Studies (shhh don’t spread this), you can usually find her reading Plato in one of the residential college courtyards, procrastinating reading Plato by goofing off with her friends, or napping at inappropriate times. She loves her two dogs Morgan and Toby with all of her heart, and she is so excited to be a part of the SCSY secretariat! Contact her at scsy.outreach@yira.org.

UNDER-SECRETARY-GENERAL OF DELEGATIONS:

QUAN LE

Quan Le is a rising sophomore in Ezra Stiles College ('22), serving as USG of Delegations for SCSY XLII. He is originally from Houston, Texas and is a prospective Statistics and Physics double major. Along with SCSY, he is involved in YMUN and YMGE. Outside of YIRA, he is a violinist in the Berkeley College Orchestra, an archival assistant in the Irving S. Gilmore Library, and a student of Directed Studies. Whenever he is not too busy writing papers at the last hour, you can find him reading random Wikipedia articles, exploring new music, or simply napping. He is incredibly excited to welcome all our delegates to Yale's picturesque campus this year.

UNDER-SECRETARY-GENERAL OF COMMITTEES:    GEORGE MOURGKOS   George Mourgkos is a rising sophomore in Silliman College, hailing from the beautiful and sunny Thessaloniki, Greece. He is extremely excited to serve as an Under Secretary-General of Committees for SCSY XLII this year. He is majoring in Neuroscience with a potential double-major in Psychology. Here on campus, he is engaged with the Yale International Relations Association, and its constituent programs, Yale Model UN XLVI and Yale Model Government Europe 2019. He is also a member of the Board of the International Students' Organization and a counselor for the Orientation for International Students for the Class of 2023. When not busy working with the amazing Model UN teams he is part of, giving tours of Yale to prospective students or tutoring math to middle schoolers in New Haven, he very much enjoys hanging out with friends, watching series, and cooking Greek food. He is very excited for SCSY XLII and he is looking forward to welcoming all of you to Yale’s campus this fall. Feel free to contact him at scsy.committees3@yira.org.

UNDER-SECRETARY-GENERAL OF COMMITTEES:

GEORGE MOURGKOS

George Mourgkos is a rising sophomore in Silliman College, hailing from the beautiful and sunny Thessaloniki, Greece. He is extremely excited to serve as an Under Secretary-General of Committees for SCSY XLII this year. He is majoring in Neuroscience with a potential double-major in Psychology. Here on campus, he is engaged with the Yale International Relations Association, and its constituent programs, Yale Model UN XLVI and Yale Model Government Europe 2019. He is also a member of the Board of the International Students' Organization and a counselor for the Orientation for International Students for the Class of 2023. When not busy working with the amazing Model UN teams he is part of, giving tours of Yale to prospective students or tutoring math to middle schoolers in New Haven, he very much enjoys hanging out with friends, watching series, and cooking Greek food. He is very excited for SCSY XLII and he is looking forward to welcoming all of you to Yale’s campus this fall. Feel free to contact him at scsy.committees3@yira.org.

UNDER-SECRETARY-GENERAL OF COMMITTEES:

LINH LE

A proud sophomore in Branford College, Linh Le is incredibly honored to be serving as one of the Under-Secretaries General of Committees for SCSY XLII. Linh is originally from Hanoi, Vietnam, and plans on double-majoring in Global Affairs and Chemical Engineering at Yale. Within YIRA, Linh serves as the Secretary for YIRA Board, while also finding home in other constituent programs such as YMUN, YMUN Korea, and IRSY. You can also find him directing K-Pop dances with Yale Movement, working with the FGLI community, or just purely napping at the Good Life Center. Feel free to reach out to him at scsy.committees2@yira.org!

UNDER-SECRETARY-GENERAL OF COMMITTEES:

ALAYNA LEE

Alayna Lee is a sophomore in Trumbull College and an Under-Secretary General of Committees for SCSY XLII. Originally from the Virginia/D.C. area, she has been involved with YIRA as a secretariat member of YMGE, YMUN, and IRSY, and writes for YRIS. At Yale, she is also a member of Yale Democrats and is a staff reporter for the Yale Daily News. When she’s not furiously catching up on homework with coffee (black), she’s most likely binging Tarantino movies or dancing with her roommate. She’s so excited for this year’s conference! Please do not hesitate to reach out to Alayna at scsy.committees1@ymun.org if you have any questions!