Chair: Daniel Lin (IBST)

Co-Chair: Siaya Kaufman (HIS)

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Hi, delegates!

I'm Daniel Lin, and I am a rising junior at IBST, serving as the Head Chair of GA2 for HSINMUN this year. I began my MUN journey at HSINMUN 4 years ago as a young and impressionable middle school delegate. To me, MUN serves as an important foundation to building many important life skills, whether it’s public speaking or analytical thinking. It also builds social skills and courage. MUN has allowed me to meet many new friends and improve myself as a person. The academic and interpersonal lessons I have learned from MUN have been invaluable and I hope to be able to share a part of this through chairing this conference. Aside from MUN, I'm an avid debater, soccer as well as volleyball player. I look forward to meeting all of you in October! 

Greetings! My name is Siaya Kaufman, and I am currently a junior studying at Hsinchu International School. It is my utmost pleasure to be able to serve as your deputy chair at this year’s annual HSINMUN conference. HSINMUN XVII would be my thirteenth conference and my second time chairing. My MUN journey began exactly four years ago. My very first conference was HSINMUN when I was merely a young seventh grader with no clue as to what MUN even was. I remember sitting in the very front of the conference room trying my best to keep up with what was going on. Although I barely spoke during the whole conference, I paid close attention to what the other delegates were saying and the points that they raised. I knew then that MUN was something I would want to continue to do and pursue at that moment so I continued to put in the effort to help better improve myself. MUN had not only helped improve my public speaking skills drastically over the years but has also made me more aware of what goes on in today’s society. MUN has always been one of the most important things that I value in life and I’m just so glad to know that there are so many other people out there who share the same hobby as I do. Aside from MUN, some of my other hobbies include making music, writing, reading, binge-watching Netflix series, as well as spending an unhealthy amount of time on TikTok. That being said, if any of you have anything you would like to discuss with me, feel free to reach out to me! I sincerely look forward to seeing you all this October!