Secretariat Bios

Tiffany Dao


Tiffany Dao returns to NWMUN-Seattle this year as the Secretary-General. Tiffany holds a B.A. in Law, Societies and Justice, which focuses on the ways in which domestic and international law impact society, from the University of Washington-Seattle and is currently pursuing an online Masters of Studies in Law at the University of Southern California. She has attended over 10 MUN conferences, including seven NWMUN conferences, and most recently served as Director-General for NWMUN-Seattle 2019. Her favorite thing about MUN is its ability to bring people of all backgrounds together, help people develop skills and personally grow as an individual, and increase awareness about important global issues. 

Tiffany speaks English and Cantonese Chinese, and is currently re-learning French and Mandarin Chinese. Her hobbies include watching Hong Kong lifestyle vlogs on YouTube, singing and listening to K-pop - her favorite group is Got7, which is a multi-national group consisting of 7 members from Korea, Thailand, Hong Kong and the US.

Omar Torres-Vasquez


Omar Torres-Vasquez is excited to join the Executive Staff for NWMUN Seattle 2020 as Director-General. His Model United Nations experience spans more than 10 years from local conferences in Southern California to international conferences in New York and London. He currently holds a B.S. in Political Science with an emphasis on theory, which he received from California State University - Fullerton. Omar has always been passionate about Model United Nations, since he believes it brings together some of the brightest minds to solve real world problems.

In his spare time, Omar loves jogging and hiking. Omar also loves to travel, spend time with family, and try out new foods. Reading an occasional fiction novel is another favorite activity but prefers reading history and philosophy. Omar can also speak, read and write in Spanish fluently. Originally from Mexico but came to Southern California as a child when his parents immigrated to the United States. 

Gamaliel Perez

Chief of Staff

Gamaliel Perez is excited to be joining NWMUN-Seattle 2020 as the Chief of Staff. He has previously served as a Director for NWMUN-Portland, and has also served for other local conferences in California. Since 2016 he has been able to attend conferences all in other countries and meet people from all over the world which is the greatest part of being in MUN.. Gamaliel graduated from the University of California San Diego and has a B.A. in Political Theory as well as International Relations. He has many interests that can range from government structures, political economy, and development that provided interest in MUN. In the future he plans to achieve a post doctorate degree and publish his own book. Eventually he would like to serve the public and teach at a university as well. Gamaliel is a native Spanish speaker and grew up in Tijuana, Mexico before moving to the United States.

In his free time Gamaliel spends some of his time listening to new music and is a big fan of T.D.E. He also enjoys writing pieces that provide arguments for ideological consideration. He is a major fan of the LOTR and Halo franchises, and wants to visit New Zealand at some point.

Gabriel Epstein

Assistant Secretary-General for Logistics

Gabriel Epstein returns to NWMUN-Seattle 2020 as the Assistant Secretary-General for Logistics, a position he also held in 2019. He graduated from the University of Washington in 2020 with a BA in Political Science with Honors and a minor in Jewish Studies, and currently attends the Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies, pursuing an MA in International Relations specializing in the Middle East. Gabriel has served as Secretariat for five conferences - including as Secretary-General of Washington State Model UN 2019 - has served as staff for two conferences, and attended a dozen more. His interest in Model UN stems from a critical perspective on international institutions and a recognition that the modern era faces problems, from climate change to transnational crime and terrorism to migration (not to mention pandemics) which require a global response.

Gabriel enjoys playing music, chess, cooking, and reading about history.