Welcome to UPMUNC 52! My name is Nicole Ksendzovskaya, and I am so excited to join you all as the Chair of the Art of the Deal committee. We are so excited to welcome you to our committee and our conference! I look forward to joining you for this weekend that will be fast-paced, fun, and memorable. To tell you a little bit about myself, I am a sophomore studying Statistics and Finance. I hail from Staten Island, New York, and I only got involved with MUN when I got to Penn. I think I can safely say that it was one of the best choices I made for myself because I have the chance to surround myself with like-minded students and actively participate in conferences such as these. When I am not working with the International Affairs Association, I am involved with a Wharton freshman mentorship programs and tutoring for local high schoolers. Outside of all that, you can find me watching the Office or lounging on literally any green space I can find. I am so excited to work with our crisis directors, Jay and Nick, who are sure to provide you with a weekend full of passionate debate, dramatic crisis work, and a chance for you to showcase your ideas. We can’t wait to hear from you and see you in action next fall. I greatly look forward to meeting you all! If you have any questions or concerns feel free to reach out to me, Jay, Nick or your USG, Beau Staso.
Sincerely, Nicole Ksendzovkaya
It’s my pleasure to welcome you to UPMUNC 52! My name is Jay Vaingankar, and I am excited to be your Crisis Director for Art of the Deal. This is a committee that challenges some of the conventions of Model UN Crisis, and will for sure challenge you in ways you haven’t been before. I’m a junior in the Huntsman Program in International Studies and Business, concentrating in Public Policy. I was born and raised in East Windsor, NJ in the vibrant central New Jersey (yes, Central Jersey DOES exist!). On campus, I travel with Penn’s Intercollegiate Model UN Team and I also give campus tours to prospective students. Some of my hobbies include Bollywood dance, creating thought experiments, speaking Spanish, debating politics, drinking coffee, and above all, tagging my friends in memes. Get ready for a weekend packed with substance, drama, suspense, and a few crazy surprises. This is your chance to step up, show us your talents and knowledge, and craft some of the best deals we have ever seen. I can’t wait to meet you all! As always, if you have any questions, reach out to me at email@example.com, your co-CD, Nick, your Chair, Nicole, or your USG, Beau Staso.
Sincerely, Jay Vaingankar
I'm excited to welcome you to UPMUNC 52! My name is Nicholas Strauch and I will be your Crisis Director for the Art of the Deal Committee. I am a junior in the Huntsman Program in International Studies & Business. I am very passionate about international affairs. My interest in Model United Nations first began when I was a freshman in high school and over the following four years, MUN took me all around the world. At Penn I am part of INTERCOL, Penn’s MUN travel team. Outside of MUN and other extracurricular activities, my hobbies include running, reading, and spending time with friends. I am very excited to meet every one of you. We are going to do everything in our power to make sure that you have an amazing conference. If you have any questions feel free to reach out to one of us.
Sincerely, Nicholas Strauch
This fast-paced and high-intensity committee will involve three different negotiations over the course of the weekend. The topics are yet to be released and will challenge delegates’ ability to think on their feet, be versatile, and adapt to new and different situations. Can you master the art of the deal?
UPMUNC’s “Art of the Deal” committee format is unique on the collegiate circuit. Over the course of the weekend, the committee will tackle three entirely separate simulations, with each delegate taking on a new role for each new crisis. A background guide will soon be released below, which outlines only the first simulation; the other two situations will be revealed over the course of the weekend, so arrive ready to tackle any and everything.
If you have any questions about this committee, feel free to reach out to your Under-Secretary General Beau Staso at firstname.lastname@example.org