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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.


Global Education Managing Director - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

NB_ProfileNicole 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 received a Bachelor of Arts from the Elliott School of International Affairs a 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 try out new restaurants in the District. 

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Managing Director of Programs & Membership - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Andrew_Doll_PortraitOriginally from Ohio, Andrew is excited to serve UNA-NCA as the Managing Director 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 leverages these experiences while at UNA-NCA working on UNA-NCA's events, programming, membership, and operations.

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.


Development and Advocacy Program Manager -  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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.



Development and Advocacy Program Assistant - Sean Coffey

IMG-0201-1Sean is currently an undergraduate student at the University of Kansas, studying Political Science and French with a minor in Global & International Studies. He was raised by his Peruvian mother and American father in Lincoln, Nebraska. However, he has lived across the Midwest including Milwaukee and Kansas City and spent a year in Paris, France—the city where his parents first met. As a dual American and Irish citizen, he aspires to work across both sides of the Atlantic with a focus on international development.





Global Classrooms DC Program Assistant - Tina Yiting Wang
IMG_9732Tina is currently a junior at The George Washington University, majoring in International Affairs and minoring in Sociocultural Anthropology. Originally from western China, Tina has been living and studying in the U.S. for five years, and she loves her international adventure. After receiving different types of education in China and the U.S., Tina believes that all children in the world deserves access to and get empowered through quality education. In her free time, Tina loves painting and drawing, going to Smithsonian museums, and watching classic movies.




Global Classrooms DC Program Assistant - Sunshine González

Sunshine_Gonzalez_PNGSunshine graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in Education from Northern Arizona University. After student teaching in Germany with the Department of Defense, she moved to Thailand to earn a Cambridge University teaching certificate and teach English. She spent a year in Guatemala working at an international school while also volunteering at a local orphanage and community outreach center. Returning to the USA, she taught for two years at an Expeditionary Learning charter school in Arizona, where she planned and led yearly international fieldwork experiences in Mexico for her students. She has been teaching for the District of Columbia Public Schools in Washington DC for the last two years. She will be moving to New York City in September, where she will study her M.A. in International Education Development at Columbia University. In her free time, she loves to hike and explore with her husband and her Labrador, Rex.

 

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36277439_993462137480328_7852867132550283264_oAlexander Oddo is a History student at Georgetown University who is also minoring in Russian and French. Originally hailing from South Carolina, his passion for foreign languages and curiosity about the world have led him to pursue dreams ranging from being a Foreign Service Officer to starting a digital marketing company, being a journalist, lobbying, conducting political research, and working in the non-profit sector. He currently speaks French, Russian and Brazilian Portuguese proficiently – these languages and others frequently weave themselves into his activities at Georgetown, particularly at the United Nations Association of Georgetown where he has served as the former Under-Secretary-General for PR and the current Secretary-General. In the rest of his free time he enjoys reading the news in as many languages as possible, traveling, and reading quirky stories about history and politics. 

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Program Assistant - Sadia Saba

Screen_Shot_2019-06-17_at_3.41.30_PMSadia is a Bangladeshi-American New York City native studying Global and International Studies with a concentration in the Middle East and North Africa at Bard College. She is the founder of her college’s United Nations Association chapter and is passionate about engaging young people with global issues. Topics that Sadia is particularly interested in are female leadership, human rights, voting rights, and diplomacy. In her free time, she enjoys learning sign language, listening to podcasts and spending time with her friends and family. 



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Alexis Wright is a Political Science and International Studies double major at the College of Charleston with a concentration in Latin American and Caribbean Studies. Originally from Greenville South Carolina, Alexis discovered her passion for working within the United Nations by participating in over 15 Model United Nations conferences and by studying abroad on the islands of Guadeloupe and Cuba. She aspires to obtain International Law and Communications degree to become a Human Rights Attorney for the United Nations International Court of Justice and an Investigative Journalist for the New York Times. She believes that every human being deserves the right to freedom and public knowledge which drives her to become a Human Rights Attorney and to work for the United Nations Association. In her spare time, she enjoys reading autobiographies, doing yoga, cooking with friends, and playing the violin.