Arne was born in 2003 and raised in Munich, where he discovered his interest in international politics and diplomacy by taking part in various activities dealing with said topics during his time in school. Accordingly, he started studying political and communication science at Ludwig-Maximilians-University in 2021, the same year he graduated from school. Ever since, he has deepened his interest in the mentioned areas and further developed special interests. In 2022, he started working as a student assistant at the Department of the History of Eastern and Southeastern Europe and later completed an internship at the North Macedonian thinktank Institute for Democracy particularly focussing on the European integration of the countries of the Western Balkans. Apart from that, he is a member of youmocracy, a student association aiming at bringing young people together in order to discuss pressing political and societal issues. Being a member of MUNAM’s 2023/24 delegation, Arne tries to further deepen his knowledge of international relations and organizations, improve his debating skills, and, most importantly, have fun.
Angelina was born in Munich and grew up in a small town in the north of the city. As knowledge of foreign languages is central to cultural understanding, she started learning English already at a young age. This was very beneficial as she has travelled to various countries since her childhood. Getting to know so many mentalities and lifestyles had a great impact on her and sparked her interest in languages and international exchange. During her time at school, Angelina developed a passion for international politics. Her enthusiasm for the United Nations was awakened in geography classes, and she was particularly inspired by the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Parallel to the eleventh grade, Angelina studied philosophy for one semester at the Munich University of Philosophy focusing on the topic of “Power and Politics”. In addition, her seminar paper titled “China’s Influence on Angola’s Economy – Blessing or Curse?” was awarded a prize at the LMU. In her free time, Angelina also pursued her musical interests, playing the piano, singing as a soprano in the school choir and being a member of her school’s dance competition team for Youth trains for Olympia. After graduating from high school, she immediately enrolled to study law because of her keen interest in public international law and her desire to work in this field later. Currently, she is working as a student assistant at the LMU. Human rights are a matter close to Angelina’s heart, which is why she is involved with Lawyers without Borders. Angelina is excited to be part of this year’s delegation and to expand her knowledge of diplomacy and the United Nations. She is especially looking forward to getting to know engaged young people, as well as debating current global issues.
Born in Baden Württemberg, Katharina went to a boarding school in the black forest where she finished her A-levels in 2022. Currently she is studying law at the LMU Munich. She likes to spend her leisure time with reading, playing the flute, fine arts and hiking. Katharina speaks German, English, French and is very interested in cultural exchange in general. She is looking forward to the conferences and hoping to get a deeper insight in the world of diplomacy and the functioning of the United Nations.
Being born in Germany, but stemming from an international background, Sofija has always had quite an intuitive approach to different cultures and the intersections of those. Having family in Serbia and Montenegro, while simultaneously growing up first in Nuremberg and later in Munich made her recognize her curiosity for people of different nationalities, their countries and the relations between those countries. Throughout her school years this interest naturally evolved into an appreciation for languages and travelling, which fortunately helped her acquire profound knowledge of English and French, in addition to her mother tongues German and Serbo-Croatian. After studying psychology at LMU for a year, Sofija discovered her interest in law and switched to law. It was then that she learned about MUNAM and applied in hopes of getting the MUN experience first-hand. As part of this year’s delegation project, Sofija looks forward to learning about current political topics and issues and improving her debating skills, all while getting to know people with similar interests and various backgrounds from all over the world. In her free time Sofija enjoys doing ballet and swimming and likes to play the piano, as well as go skiing in the winter.
Lea was born and raised in Munich. Through her education at the European School Munich, she developed a passion for the French and Spanish languages. An admiration that she got to deepen through several travels as well as exchange programs to France and Spain. Midst the Covid-19 pandemic she discovered her interest in politics as well as her urge to have a positive influence on our world. Her newfound interest led her to take part in her first MUN conference (MunoM) in 2022. The participation in the conference made her understand what she wanted to do after graduating. Therefore, right after having graduated from secondary school, she decided to continue pursuing her education and study political sciences and History (as a minor) at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich. As one of Lea ́s goals is to pursue a political career it was clear to her that she had to apply to the delegation project. In her free time, Lea is most likely to be found reading a book, baking/cooking complicated things that leave the kitchen in a huge mess, or hanging out with her friends and family. She also enjoys playing field hockey or trying out new things.
Leo, born 2004 in Berlin, is currently a Law student at LMU. Having spent most of his adolescent years since second grade living abroad as a result of his fathers’ job, Leo has lived in Tajikistan, Trinidad & Tobago, and Pakistan. His experiences with learning new cultures and new ways of life every few years have greatly shaped his identity as an international and world-open citizen and have sparked in him a great interest in issues of international relevance, such as politics, international relations and international law. Leo attended his first MUN in Doha, Qatar, which he deeply enjoyed and which has motivated him to become a part of the MUNAM society, in order to be able to participate in many more of such enriching and thrilling conferences. Leo is looking forward and very excited to participate in many more conferences with the other Delegates from MUNAM.
Born in Havana, Cuba in a bicultural home, and raised in an international community, Ana was exposed from early on to a multicultural mindset. Due to her fathers career, she had the privilege of travelling the world from a very young age, jumpstarting her love for traveling, exploring and learning about new cultures and people. She attended the International School in Havana, where she was first introduced to MUN. In her Highschool career she attended several MUN conferences all around the world, where she developed her interest for politics, international diplomacy and cultural exchange. After Highschool she decided to move to her family home in Munich to pursue a career in Law, and afterwards enrolled in a bachelors in North American Studies. While at LMU she discovered MUNAM and rekindled her love for MUN. In her free time, you can find Ana painting, reading, or in a different country on a spontaneous trip. She is excited to be part of the 2023 MUNAM Delegation, and learn and grow as a person from the experience.
Justin Pohl (FA)
Justin was born in a suburb of Munich and spent his entire primary and secondary education there. Nevertheless, having both a family spread across the globe and being born to a pilot on his mother ́s side enabled him to travel to various regions of the world and thus experience different cultures. This is where MUNAM came into play. Offering both the opportunity to deepen his understanding of international politics and to meet new and interesting people, it did not take him long to sign up. After having an amazing experience during the 2020/21 Delegation and joining the Board of 2021/22 as Vice President for Financial Affairs, he has now become Faculty Advisor for the Delegation of 22/23. His main motivation is the prospect of returning to the core area of MUNAM: learning about the UN in weekly sessions and participating in MUN conferences. In his free time, he likes to play tennis and read books of different subjects, where he is particularly interested in history. He also likes music, where he is a passionate concertgoer. The occasional TV show and video game is also part of his weekly routine.
Nadia el Ghali (FA)
Nadia grew up in Munich and a small town in east Germany and was raised between two different cultures due to her German mother and Moroccan father. Thus, she experienced international and intercultural exchange from an early age, which made her develop a strong interest in international relations. This led her to study political science and law in her bachelor’s degree at LMU Munich, where she graduated in 2022. Currently she is continuing her studies in a master’s degree in political science, where she focuses on international relations, European politics, and democracy. As the Executive Officer for Logistics at IsarMUN 2022 she dove deeper into the world of MUN conferences, after having an amazing year in the delegation project 2021/2022. Now she hopes to give her knowledge to the current delegation and wants to make sure they have an equally amazing experience. Additionally, she co-organized and co-chairs the Munich Diplomacy Summit 2023 together with the MUNTUM Board and is active in the Refugee-Law-Clinic Munich. In her free time Nadia enjoys reading, learning new languages and spending time in nature.