I am excited to welcome you to UPMUNC 53! My name is Nicholas Strauch and I will be your chair for the UNSC. I am a Senior in the Huntsman Program in International Studies & Business, pursuing concentrations in Finance and Operations in Wharton and a triple major in International Studies, Psychology, and German in the College of Arts and Sciences. 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 Chief of Training for INTERCOL, Penn’s MUN travel team. Outside of MUN and other extracurricular activities, my hobbies include running, reading, and spending time with friends. The issues that are going to be debated in this UNSC are extremely pressing and relevant to the world we live in today. I am very excited to meet every one of you. Ellie and I are going to do everything in our power to make sure that you have an amazing conference. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to one of us.
Sincerely, Nick Strauch
I could not be more excited to welcome you all to the 53rd University of Pennsylvania Model United Nations Conference. My name is Ellie Edwards, and I will be your Crisis Director in the United Nations Security Council this year. I can’t wait to get to know you all over the course of an engaging and enjoyable weekend. I am a member of the class of 2020 in the College of Arts and Sciences at Penn, studying Economics, Psychology, and Political Science. I was born and raised in Sunnyvale, California, and decided to cross the country to attend University of Pennsylvania. My high school did not offer Model United Nations, so I had to make do with other extracurricular activities, like cheerleading, lacrosse, and theater. UPMUNC holds a special place in my heart; I served on the UPMUNC Secretariat for my first three years at Penn, most recently as the Chief of Staff of UPMUNC 52. Currently, I compete with and serve on the board of Intercol, Penn’s Model UN travel team, where I first fell in love with the excitement and speed of crisis committees. When I’m not writing or reading background guides, you can probably find me paying too much for trendy espresso drinks or watching Netflix. The Security Council is always one of the most challenging and topical committees at any conference, and this iteration will be no exception. Your Chair—Nicholas Strauch, our incredible Secretariat, and I have worked tirelessly to ensure UPMUNC 53’s UNSC will meet and exceed your high expectations. I’m looking forwards to providing an arena for passionate debate, innovative crisis tracks, and exciting experiences. Let’s jump into these important and highly relevant topics! Beyond the substantive aspects of conference, please take time to meet new people and make memories. Feel free to reach out to me with any questions, comments, or just to say hi! I cannot wait to meet you all and foster a highly competitive arena for top-level crisis MUN. Get ready for an amazing weekend!
Sincerely, Ellie Edwards
If you have any questions about this committee, feel free to reach out to your Under-Secretary General Grace Martens at firstname.lastname@example.org