Welcome to MSMUN! We love meeting new delegates and advisors every year during the conference, but we would love for you to feel as though you have met us personally before the conference takes place! Read our biographies to learn a little bit more about us.

Secretary General: Emily A. Perry


Hey Guys! I’m Emily Perry, your Secretary General for the 2018 Mid-South Model United Nations Conference. I’m a Junior here at Rhodes; I major in Russian Studies and minor in both International Studies and Economics! This will be my third MSMUN conference, but my seventh year participating in Model UN. Other than Model UN, I’m involved with the Reformed University Fellowship, Russian Club, and serve as a delegate on the Rhodes College Panhellenic Council. This fall, I traveled to Irkutsk, Russia for a study-abroad semester!

Operational Staff

Undersecretary General: Meredith Kendrick

meredith_0014Hi, my name is Meredith Kendrick and I am thrilled to be the Undersecretary General for the 2018 Mid-South Model United Nations Conference! I am a sophomore at Rhodes from San Antonio, TX (Go Spurs Go!) majoring in Business and International Studies. This is my sixth year being involved in Model UN, and second year with MSMUN. On campus, I am involved in Lecture Board, CSO, and SOWAT. This fall semester I will be traveling across Western Europe with The Rhodes’ European Studies Program!

International Studies Department Student Associate: Brad Bierdz

img_1381Brad Bierdz is a Senior from Millington, Tennessee, majoring in Education and History at Rhodes College. In his free time, he serves as the Rhodes Student Associate (RSAP) for the International Studies Department, treasurer of the French club, secretary of SoWAT, and as an alumni ambassador. Brad has traveled to 46 of the 50 US states!


Crisis Staff

Crisis Director: Isaiah Challen

zay_headshotHey everyone! I’m Isaiah Challen, and I’m a freshman at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville from Chattanooga, TN (originally Boston, MA). I cannot begin to tell you how excited I am to serve as Crisis Director for the 2016 Mid-South Model United Nations Conference! I am an Audiology and Speech Pathology major and plan to minor in German. I have been a delegate at high school conferences for three years, and have attended six conferences. In high school, I played varsity lacrosse, marched in our drum corps, and was the lead delegate for both Model UN and Youth in Government. My family has lived all over the East Coast and now lives in Frankfurt, Germany where I plan on moving to finish college.

Deputy Director of Crisis: Jennifer Weissman

jenn_headshotJennifer is a Junior at the University of Mississippi pursuing a dual degree in Public Policy Leadership and Psychology with a minor in French. When Jennifer is not involved with Model UN matters as the president of her team, she often finds herself in her sorority house or volunteering with Foster Care Organizations. Jennifer hopes to work for the UN or otherwise in Mental Health & Education Advocacy. Jennifer describes herself as “enthusiastic about enthusiasm,” and is rarely without a smile to share. You will also be able to recognize Jennifer by her trademark pearls – she’s never without them!


Members of Crisis Staff:

Phyu Khine

Dexter Woods

Katy Smith