MADURO'S CABINET
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Santi Pereira

Dear Delegates,

I am very excited to welcome you all to ILMUNC 35 and, more importantly, to the President Maduro’s Cabinet!

My name is Santiago Pereira, Santi for short, and I am originally from Montevideo, Uruguay, where I competed mostly in the Uruguayan/Argentinean circuit. I am studying Entrepreneurship, Finance, French and International Studies as part of the Huntsman Program at Penn and I am a committed member of the International Affairs Association (IAA). I serve on the Executive Board of the IAA, and I am the Director-General for UPMUNC 52, our college conference and one of the premiere conferences in the college circuit. On campus, I am also a part of the Social Impact Consulting Group, MUSE (Wharton Marketing Club), Wharton Alliance and Wharton Latino.

Being from Latin America, I have experienced first-hand some of the effects that the crisis in Venezuela has had on the conference. It is not uncommon for my family group chat to circulate videos showing the devastation that is occurring in the country, and the increase in Venezuelan expats in Uruguay has been very noticeable. However, it will be extremely interesting to switch sides and play around with the situations that the Venezuelan government in government face off every day, from domestic to international policy, and all the internal intricacies as well.

I grew up hearing about these countries and the many issues that faced my continent. It will be great to see you bring your creativity and debate skills to the table. I know that it may be the first time for some of you, so don’t hesitate to ask any questions! On that note, please feel free to reach out at any point if you want to learn more about Penn, classes, activities, or just about me!

David and I look forward to working together with you all on this very exciting and unique committee. Fun fact: David and I spent last summer in China, travelling to Beijing and Shanghai, and we were recently together in Barbados! While he taught me about food and handled all of my communication, I hope I can teach him a thing or two about Latin America this time around! We hope to bring a level of professionalism to the committee, while at the same time keeping it as dynamic as possible.

We hope to make the background guide as thorough as possible, but we also look forward to seeing your research skills and for you to bring some unique elements to the table.

Anyway, enough about me! I want to hear from all of you. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions at spereira@wharton.upenn.edu and I will do my best to get back to you all as soon as possible.

See you in January!

Santi Pereira

Chair, Maduro’s Cabinet
The 35th Ivy League Model United Nations Conference

David Wang

Dear Delegates,

My name is David Wang, and I’ll be your Crisis Director for ILMUNC's Maduro’s Cabinet! I’m looking forward to a great weekend of action and intrigue with our chair, Santi.

To introduce myself, I am a senior in the School of Engineering at Penn pursuing a bachelor’s in computer engineering and a master’s in Robotics. Though I was originally born in Canada, I have lived in New England for the past 18 years of my life. My Model UN career began in high school and has continued well into my time at Penn; I now serve as a head delegate and Chief of Development for Penn’s competitive MUN team. Outside of MUN, I am involved in PennApps, a student-run hackathon, and the university orchestra. In my sparing spare time, I enjoy biking, backpacking, and photography.

Sincerely,

David Wang

Crisis Director, Maduro’s Cabinet
The 35th Ivy League Model United Nations Conference