MEET THE

SECRETARIAT

Parliamentarian: Mollie Cheng

Welcome to HSINMUN XVII! I am Mollie Cheng, a senior at International Bilingual School at Hsinchu Science Park, and it is an honor to serve as your Parliamentarian for HSINMUN XVII. Ever since attending my first conference as an admin, the art of diplomacy and negotiation drew me into the convoluted yet intriguing world of global politics. MUN has since shaped much of who I am, forming a large part of my own identity as I began to explore the various issues that plague our world today. In this decade of significant development, it is of paramount importance that we, the youth, remain persistent, updated, outspoken, and critical of issues that arise within the international community. I therefore encourage all participants to seize HSINMUN as an opportunity to debate open-mindedly, meet new friends, participate in productive discussions, and most importantly take steps towards achieving a global mindset. Outside of MUN, I enjoy listening to music, debating, and hanging out with my friends. The secretariat team and I sincerely welcome you to join us this year at HSINMUN!

Secretary General: Ellen Ryoo

Welcome to HSINMUN XVII! I am Ellen Ryoo, a senior at International Bilingual School at Hsinchu Science Park, and it is my uttermost honor to serve as your Secretary General at HSINMUN XVII! Model United Nations is a community that brings students from different backgrounds to discuss the world’s most dire issues. It provides delegates a chance to gain new perspectives and further understand international affairs. Over the past few years, I have come to realize the significant impact Model United Nations had on my life. It definitely allowed me to develop as a person in various aspects. With that, I would like to encourage all of you to embrace this opportunity and make the best out of this conference. I truly hope that every participant would leave the conference with another valuable memory, whether it be that of friendship, experience, or knowledge. We sincerely look forward to meeting all of you at HSINMUN XVII this October! 

Deputy Secretary General I: Alex Chen

Welcome to HSINMUN XVII! I am Alex Chen, a senior at the International Bilingual School at Hsinchu Science Park, and it is my utmost pleasure to serve as your Deputy Secretary General I for this year’s HSINMUN. I started my Model United Nations journey as a humble admin at HSINMUN XII in 7th grade. Since then, not only has Model United Nations become a core aspect of my extracurriculars, but it has allowed me to understand that it is only through cooperation, discussion, and reasoning can global issues be solved peacefully. As I continued to attend conferences, I began to realize why we do Model United Nations: we strive for the betterment of society and a brighter tomorrow. My passion for Model United Nations stems from the fact that it offers an environment for students to further a variety of skills, including teamwork, leadership, and public speaking. I, along with the other members of the Secretariat and Working Team, hope to provide you with the most memorable and rewarding experience!

Deputy Secretary General II: James Lee

Greetings participants! Welcome to HSINMUN XVII! I am James Lee, a junior at the International Bilingual School at Hsinchu Science Park and it is my utmost honor to serve as the Second Deputy Secretary General for HSINMUN XVII. I started my MUN career, like most people, as an admin, passing notes and filling up other people’s water bottles at HSINMUN XIII. MUN is so much more than a few days of pretending to be a diplomat from a country, it is a chance for one to make an impact on the world around us. MUN has allowed me to grow as a person and has not only improved my social skills but also, allowed me to be more aware of the world around me. After taking multiple roles in MUN as well as in different procedures, I can not wait to embark on my journey as a Secretariat. For all participants, some advice would be to cherish your experience at HSINMUN XVII and make the most of it!

Deputy Secretary General III: Sophia Zuo

I am Sophia Zuo, a junior at the International Bilingual School at Hsinchu Science Park, and I am extremely excited to serve as this year's Third Deputy Secretary General during HSINMUN XVII. MUN is a unique outlet that urges us into roles, identities, and ideologies that may seem foreign to many, but are just as necessary to be represented and heard and discussed. Having to face pressing issues representing your country well may seem like a daunting task- I’ve been there. However, with each point you make, speech you craft, and interaction you make with fellow delegates and MUNers, I hope that you all begin to develop and truly understand how complex, intricate, and connected many issues that we face are today. We hope HSINMUN XVII is a conference in which not only is there a safe atmosphere to speak up, but also a place where you can find your voice on the podium to fuel the debates and new ideas that the world is calling upon us for! Outside of MUN, I enjoy reading, painting, playing volleyball, and can usually be found doing grocery runs with my mom on the weekends. On behalf of the Secretariat team, we warmly welcome you to HSINMUN XVII! 

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