Secretariat Bios

Sameer K. Kanal


Sameer Kanal is the Secretary-General of NWMUN-High School 2024. He is also the founder of Northwest Model United Nations, and the Executive Director and co-founder of its parent nonprofit, the Northwest Association for Global Affairs. He has previously served as Secretary-General of two high school and three college conferences in the Northwest. He has also been on staff at over 20 other Model United Nations conferences. His interests include nuclear disarmament, Israel-Palestine, and international law and justice. He has worked in New York on disarmament issues for a variety of NGOs, including Amnesty International and Oxfam, and graduated from New York University in 2013 with his M.S. in human rights and international law after writing his thesis in and about Israel-Palestine.

Outside of his involvement with Model United Nations, Sameer also plays drums and guitar, follows basketball and soccer, and plays dodgeball. Sameer was born in Portland and after spending many years away (in New York, Dallas, and multiple different times in Seattle) lives once again in Portland, where he works for the City of Portland. 

Morgan Deters

Assistant Secretary-General

Morgan Deters is the Assistant Secretary-General of NWMUN-High School 2024. She is also the Chair of the Board of Directors of NWMUN's parent nonprofit the Northwest Association for Global Affairs. Previously, she has served in multiple leadership positions, including as Secretary-General of NWMUN-Seattle 2016 and three other times on the Executive Secretariat. She was also one of the presidents of Lewis and Clark College's Model United Nations team for 3 years; she graduated from Lewis and Clark College with a double major in International Affairs and Economics. Her Model United Nations experience includes over 30 conferences as a delegate, adviser, or staff member.

Morgan was born and raised in Southern California and currently lives in Portland.