FHSMUN Board of Directors

The Florida High Schools Model United Nations, Inc. Board of Directors currently consists of:

Devynne Duke
Secretary General, FHSMUN 44
Devynne Duke is a student at the University of North Florida. She is graduating in August 2022 with her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and International Studies. Devynne has served as a intern with the United States Mission to the United Nations MR Section, intern at a non-profit, and full-time administrative assistant at a law firm for three years. She previously served under the Secretariat for FHSMUN 43, and has been a staff member since 2019.

Sasha Ahles
Chair of the Board
Sasha Ahles has been with FHSMUN for over 10 years, having served in almost every role. She is a graduate of Eckerd College (BA ’12, International Business and Spanish). Prior to coming to FHSMUN staff in 2008, she participated as a high school delegate for two years. She was elected to the Board in 2017.
Outside of her role with FHSMUN, Sasha is a Salon Development Manager, Educator and Master Hair Stylist at J.CON Salon and Spa in the Tampa Bay Area – as well as a proud mother.

Asvin Srinivasan
Asvin Srinivasan has been involved with FHSMUN for over 20 years serving in a number of roles including Secretary General and Executive Director. His current contributions include development of committee background guides for FHSMUN and serving as a director at several regional FHSMUN conferences. He is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MBA; MS, Electrical Engineering) and University of Florida (BS ’03, Electrical Engineering).

Bryce Tapp
Bryce Tapp is a graduate of the University of South Florida (B.A. International Studies, ’19, Judy Genshaft Honors College) and Yale University (M.A.R. Ethics, ’22). Bryce joined FHSMUN as a staff member in 2016 after four years as a high school delegate. After being elected to the Board in 2019, Bryce served as Director of Academics before becoming Secretary. Bryce teaches English and Religious Studies at Notre Dame High School in West Haven, Connecticut.

Merin Thomas
Executive Director
Merin Thomas is a medical student at Nova Southeastern University (D.O., ’24). She is a graduate of Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law (MS in Law, ’20) and the University of Florida (B.S. Interdisciplinary Studies, ’19). Merin was a delegate to FHSMUN for three years before joining as a staff member in 2015. She served as Secretary-General for FHSMUN 42 and FHSMUN 43. Merin was elected to the Board in 2022.

Maryana Curci
Director of Adviser and School Relations
Maryana Curci graduated from Florida State University (B.S. ’18, Political Science) and Florida State University College of Law (J.D. ’22). After participating at FHSMUN for four years as a delegate, she joined as a staff member in 2016 before going on to serve as the Secretary-General for FHSMUN 40 and FHSMUN 41. Maryana was elected to the Board in 2020.

Natasha Tate
Director of Technology Services
Natasha Tate is a graduate of University of Central Florida (BA ’13, Anthropology) and Boston University (MS ’17, Computer Information Systems specializing in Health Informatics). Prior to joining FHSMUN staff in 2009 she participated as a high school delegate for two years. She was elected to the Board in 2019.

Sonny Russano
Director of Academics
Sonny was elected to the Board in 2021.

Andrew Klein
Director of Conference Support
Andrew was elected to the Board in 2022.

John Robson
Board Member and Legal Counsel

Stephan Skora
Advisory Board member
Stephan was elected to the Advisory Board in 2022.

Last updated: 19 June 2022