I am truly elated to welcome you all to the first ever Ivy League Model United Nations Conference in Vietnam. 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 currently a rising junior 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. But since discovering MUN in my first year of university, I dived into the activity head-first! I currently serve as Chief of Staff on the Secretariat for UPMUNC, which is Penn’s Model UN conference for college students. I also travel and compete with 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 one of my favorite committees in MUN; it’s unique combination of crisis and debate have always challenged and excited me. Alongside my fellow Directors and our incredible Secretariat, I have worked tirelessly to ensure ILMUNC Vietnam’s UNSC will be fresh, fast-paced, and enjoyable. 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’d love to answer any questions about University of Pennsylvania, college-level MUN, or university life in the USA. Get ready for an amazing weekend!