I’m very excited to congratulate you on what could be the best decision of your high school life: choosing DISEC for your LIMUN XXXII Committee. A lot of work has gone into making this the best LIMUN – and the best committee – to date. Since you were wondering, I’ll tell you a little bit about your chair.
I love movies, singing, board games, Computer Science, Stanford University, and sleep – although I don’t really have time for the vast majority of those. My friends all know I’m studious but I’m always up for a good time; hopefully that will be the essence of your experience in my committee. One of the most important things to my high school experience has been speech and debate. From Research, Speech, and Debate class; to a brief stint on the debate team; to Model United Nations (MUN); I think it’s the best way that a student can learn about the world, gain insight into human communication and argumentation, and have a great time. All of these come together in just the right ways through MUN.
I’ve participated in MUN since I was a freshman, during which time I experienced the LAMP tradition of FreshMUN – a special MUN session wherein freshmen all have their introduction into the wonders of Model UN during a small GA plenary. After making the travelling team, I was hooked. I loved everything about MUN and my favorite committee, by far was DISEC. I had my first DISEC experience under the illustrious chair, Sam Bush. He ran a fun, interactive committee wherein I felt I could contribute to meaningful debate and witness a Hunger Games x Star Wars crossover in Syria. It was then that I knew not only that I wanted to be a chair just like him, but that I wanted to do it in DISEC.
Fast forward 3 years, several conferences, a gavel, and a Scooby-Doo committee, and now I am the chair of my favorite GA. I really hope that through LIMUN, even if you don’t like MUN or speech and debate, you can have fun and maybe learn a little more about the world, politics, and teamwork. I’m inexplicably excited to see your ideas transform from position papers to resolutions. DIS is gonna be good!