Dear Delegates,

Welcome to the British side of JCC: Indian Independence at ILMUNC XXXVI!  

My name is Gabrielle Cabeza and I will be serving as your Chair. I am a sophomore at UPenn studying in the Huntsman Program in International Studies and Business and concentrating in Spanish. I was born and raised in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and this will be my second year competing in Model UN. When not participating in MUN related activities, one can always find me sharpening my Spanish skills or participating in Penn Mock Trial. As a Cuban-American, the ability to be your Chair excites me tremendously! Cuba’s history has caused me to take an interest in colony/colonizer relationships just like Britain and India; as such, I am very excited for a fun and engaging weekend of debate!

During the committee, we will respond to the actions of India and expand the British empire. I am thrilled to see what ideas you all come up with and I can’t wait to meet you all. Good luck preparing and see you in February!


Gabrielle Cabeza

Chair of British Cabinet
The 36th Ivy League Model United Nations Conference


Dear Delegates,

I am honored to welcome you all to the 36th Ivy League Model United Nations Conference. My name is Nicholas Strauch, and I will be the Crisis Director of the British Cabinet this year. I can’t wait to get to know all of you over the course of this weekend.

I am currently a junior in the Huntsman Program in International Studies and Business at the University of Pennsylvania. I was born and raised in Frankfurt, Germany before moving to Philadelphia for college. I’ve been involved with Model United Nations since high school, and one of the first things I did once I got to Penn was joining our traveling competitive team and ILMUNC Philadelphia. Being a member of the International Affairs Association has been one of the biggest and most rewarding parts of my college career.

Regarding the committee, I have always loved crisis committees because of the way they force delegates to think on their toes and prepare for drastic shifts in the topic of debate on a moment’s notice, all while maximizing their impact on committee events behind the scenes. As a Crisis Director, I love creative, thoughtful, collaborative crisis notes - the more inventive and well-researched the arc, the more likely I am to approve it and take note of your efforts.

Beyond the substantive aspects of committee, I’d be happy to answer any questions you have about college, Penn, MUN, or life in general. Feel free to reach out with any questions or comments, and get ready for an amazing weekend!


Nicholas Strauch

Crisis Director of British Cabinet
The 36th Ivy League Model United Nations Conference