Thank you all for choosing to spend your UPMUNC 53 experience with myself and the rest of our team for this committee! I am excited to be serving as your chair and to see how you all shape this experience with the amazing skills you each bring to the competition. To know more about myself, I am studying an integrated degree of Philosophy, Politics, and Economics in the College of Arts & Sciences. Along with travelling on Penn's Model United Nations team, on campus I am involved with the Collegium Institute as an undergraduate fellow, Penn's Government and Politics Association, and Christian Union. I am an Eagle Scout, a member of the Sons of the American Legion, and a former football state champion while starting as a center. I few of my niche interests include the outdoors, Appalachian culture, and cooking barbeque. All this aside, the thing I care about most for people to remember is that I am from the great mountain state of West Virginia. Objectively, I am the proudest Mountaineer you will ever meet. As your committee chair and your closest connection with UPMUNC’s staff, I hope to promote a sense of competition as well as cooperation in committee between each delegate. You all have terrific ideas, and my favorite part of UPMUNC is seeing them conflict and then resolve into one outcome. Please reach out to me with any questions you may have, and I look forward to meeting you all in committee!
Sincerely, Kaden Stenger
It's my pleasure to welcome to UPMUNC 53! I'm Christopher Cherian, your crisis director for this committee, and I'm thrilled to be spending a weekend with all of you. I'm a junior at Wharton at the University of Pennsylvania. I'm excited about my management course work surrounding strategic decision making, negotiations, and public policy. I've been involved in Model UN since high school, and although I'm studying business now, public policy and international affairs will always be my first love. In terms of the International Affairs Association, I work with the Penn International Relations Journal to exercise both my research and writing skills (plus it's really cool to hold some of your published work in an actual journal). While I'm not spending time with friends and procrastinating studying, I love playing with my goldendoodle, Gatsby, devouring political news, and watching the Atlanta Falcons come so close yet so far. I'm excited to meet all of you in the fall, and even more excited see how y'all deal with the mischief that we have planned for you.
Sincerely, Christopher Cherian
Welcome to UPMUNC 53! My name is Nick Tursi and I will be your co-crisis director for this committee. I look forward to meeting all of you! I am a junior in the College of Arts & Sciences at Penn studying Biology and Chinese (I am looking forward to practicing my Chinese all weekend in our committee!). I have been doing Model UN since high school, and been involved with MUN at Penn since my freshman year. In addition to the International Affairs Association, I work in a vaccine lab at the Wistar Institute. I am a pre-med, so you can usually find me on campus with my other pre-med friends complaining about our work load. As someone from South Jersey, let me be the first to say that Central Jersey does not exist. Oh, and South Jersey will always be better than North Jersey. When I am not doing academic things, I enjoy debating with my friends about politics, watching Game of Thrones, and playing tennis. I know I can speak for the entire staff when I say that we are excited for UPMUNC 53! If you have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out to any of us.
Sincerely, Nick Tursi
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