Dear Delegates,

I am delighted to welcome you all to the 36th session of ILMUNC as the Chair of UN Habitat.  My name is Megan Phansalkar, and I hope to make ILMUNC an enjoyable, fun, and interactive experience.

Originally from sunny Southern California, I am a senior in the College of Arts and Sciences studying International Relations with minors in Economics and Hispanic Studies. I’ve been involved with Model UN since freshman year of high school and have continued participating in Model UN through the International Affairs Association (IAA) here at Penn. I’ve been involved in the IAA as ILMUNC’s Chief of Staff, and I am now the Director of Academic Affairs. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time in these two branches. Around campus I’m also involved in the Student Committee of Undergraduate Education and serve on the Executive Board of the West Philadelphia Tutoring Project.

I’m excited to work with your Moderator Nicole to make ILMUNC as enjoyable as it can be for you all. Along with our USG Erin, we’ve worked extremely hard to make sure committee flows well and topics are interesting and relevant. Through rigorous debate and teamwork, I’m sure excellent, original solutions will be created during committee.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me, I look forward to meeting you all during committee soon!


Megan Phansalkar

The 36th Ivy League Model United Nations Conference

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Dear Delegates,

Welcome to ILMUNC XXXVI! My name is Nicole Ksendzovskaya, and I am so excited to join you all as the Moderator of the UN Habitat committee. We are so excited to welcome you to our committee and our conference! I look forward to joining you for this weekend that will be fast-paced, fun, and memorable.

To tell you a little bit about myself, I am a senior studying Statistics and Finance. I hail from Staten Island, New York, and I only got involved with MUN when I got to Penn. I think I can safely say that it was one of the best choices I made for myself because I have the chance to surround myself with like-minded students and actively participate in conferences such as these. When I am not working with the International Affairs Association, I work at our University’s Career Services and I tutor for local high schoolers. Outside of all that, you can find me watching VEEP (because political aspirations never die) or lounging on literally any green space I can find.

I am so excited to work with my fellow senior staffers, Megan and Viktoria, who are sure to provide you with a weekend full of passionate debate, dramatic work, and a chance for you to showcase your ideas. We can’t wait to hear from you and see you in action next year. I greatly look forward to meeting you all!

If you have any questions or concerns feel free to reach out to me, Megan, Viktoria or your USG, Erin Kraskewicz (girl power!!).

Best Wishes,

Nicole Ksendzovskaya

Moderator of UN HABITAT
The 36th Ivy League Model United Nations Conference