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Jaida Dean

Welcome to HIMUN VII! My name is Jaida Dean, a senior at Hsinchu International School. It is an absolute honor for me to serve as your Parliamentarian at this year’s HIMUN VII conference. I started my MUN career in the 7th grade in hopes of improving my public speaking as well as my debating skills. Needless to say, after just one conference, I realized that I had been completely mistaken about what the purpose of MUN was. MUN is not a one-time conference where you debate on world issues and create comprehensive resolutions. In fact, MUN is a chance for you to make an impact in our current world, for you to help broaden your knowledge of the world, for you to become problem solvers and critical thinkers. I have attended 24 conferences in my six years of MUN. Through these conferences, I have been able to meet some of the brightest, most engaged people, exercise my public speaking skills as well as stay informed on pressing world issues. With that being said, I genuinely hope to create a memorable conference this year, no matter if you’re a delegate, a chair, a press member, an admin staff, or a director. I look forward to seeing delegates actively participating in the conference to create a better world for future generations. See you at HIMUN VII!


Siaya Kaufman 

Welcome to HIMUN VII! My name is Siaya Kaufman, and I’m a senior at Hsinchu International School. It is my utmost pleasure to be able to serve as your Secretary-General this year. 


Having taken part in my first MUN conference when I was in the seventh grade, I have attended around 20 conferences having the experience of attending as a delegate, a chair, and a deputy-secretary general. MUN has helped me in so many ways from being more aware of the issues that our world undergoes every day all the way to helping me find my voice and being comfortable enough to speak in public. MUN has always been a place for me to exercise my public speaking, debating, as well as researching skills. Though it isn’t exactly possible for the solutions that we come up with during debates in MUN to help fix the problems, I believe that simply acknowledging the issues that we face in our day-to-day lives is the first step to fixing and helping shape our world into a better place. Outside of MUN, I very much enjoy spending hours locked in my room either recording or writing new songs, splurging all my money on online shopping, spending time at the gym with friends, and spending an unhealthy amount of time on TikTok. 


I sincerely hope that HIMUN VII helps you in finding your voice and brings some sort of change in the way you see our world. I look forward to meeting you all!

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Deputy Secretary-General:

Fiona Stokes

Hello! My name is Fiona Stokes, and I am a current senior at Hsinchu International School. I am pleased to serve as your Deputy-Secretary-General for HIMUN VII this year. 


I was in tenth grade when I first joined MUN. I had little to no context on what the club entailed, but I was curious to find out. I knew it had to do with debate and politics, but nothing could have entirely prepared me for my first conference. 


Three years ago, I entered GA3 in HSINMUN XVI, feeling confident but awkwardly tall in my heels. Though I didn’t know it then, by walking into that committee, I had submerged myself into a community that would connect me with so many talented and intelligent people. I would go on to become a chair and, finally, help host a conference for my school. 


Since then, I have been continuously impressed by the organization and formality MUN requires. Each conference was so many things in one: a lesson on public speaking and the formal attire that came with it, teamwork, debate, report-style writing, politics, and strict yet necessary procedures. Despite how overwhelming it added up to, this was a group of people who were passionate about debate or world issues and willing to enter a school voluntarily on the weekend. And many of these people ended up being some of the best I know today. This is my group of people, I thought to myself after my first conference. 


To the returning MUNers, thank you for choosing HIMUN as another addition to your MUN journey. As for those joining MUN for the first time, I hope you find your group of people here just as I did.  


Deputy Secretary-General:

Kyra Dean

Welcome to HIMUN VIl! My name is Kyra Dean, a current junior at Hsinchu International School. I am beyond thrilled to be serving as your Under-Secretary-General of Administration at this year’s HIMUN VII conference. 


I joined MUN in the seventh grade and was far from the debater I have become today. But still, ambitious and willing to learn as I was, I slowly worked my way up. I struggled with the typical anxiety of public speaking and the frustration of workload, but I was also honored with memorable experiences and connections all across the MUN community. MUN has not only taught me the importance of continuously educating myself but also how much I can learn from the people and world around me. I have attended over 17 conferences in my five years of Model UN. A platform with a collection of equally driven people is rare to find and one I would be more than honored to contribute to at this year’s conference.


Regardless if you are an admin, press team member, delegate, or chair, I hope you will be able to leave this HIMUN conference with memories you can treasure forever. The most important thing to remember when coming to a MUN conference is that every participant will be able to see how much they have grown as a person after leaving the conference. With that said, I look forward to seeing you all actively preparing for both your and the world’s future through debate! Best of luck to you all!

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