Welcome to UPMUNC LII! My name is Arjun Patel, and I am so happy to be your USG of Crisis for this year’s conference! The secretariat and staff have been working incredibly hard to make this year’s UPMUNC the best yet. I sincerely hope UPMUNC is one of your favorite weekends this semester.
Outside of Model United Nations, I am a current junior studying PPE (Poli-sci, Philosophy, and Economics) as well as Hispanic Studies as a double-major. I’m from Manhattan Beach, California where the sun is always up and it never dips below 50 degrees, so moving to Philadelphia has definitely been a transition. Despite this, I have loved my two-plus years at Penn, and am so excited to develop my passions for the Spanish language as well as of international politics and economics. I participated in Model United Nations all four years at high school, and have continued to debate and work conferences in high school, so I can’t wait to experience this year’s UPMUNC with you guys! I also enjoy spending my time playing and watching soccer, cooking, and serving as social chair of my fraternity.
I’m so excited for this year’s conference and hope you are too! Happy researching!