Originally from the hidden village of Gonderange in Luxembourg, Jules came to Munich after finishing high school in his home country, following a scientific path. After a small encounter with Engineering Science at the Technical University Munich, he quickly switched to Political Science and Law as his course of university studies, essentially transforming his leisure activities into his professional aspirations.
In fact, he already started participating in political projects back in Luxembourg, being a member of the Youth Parliament Luxembourg, where he had his first encounters with debating. Tasting the sweet satisfaction of political discussions, he dove straight into MUN projects and grew fondly of their openness for new cultures and discussion possibilities. The taste for debating and putting up a show also flourished during time in school theater, allowing him to experiment with different characters for seven years.
His taste for debating didn’t end in the fictional world of MUN’s, but he had the opportunity to take an internship at the European Parliament just recently, where he could compare fiction and reality while working hand in hand with parliamentary assistants. As a firm believer in the European Values, he wants to engage into heated discussions on these subjects and hopes to find debates of similar interest during future MUN’s with the MUNAM Delegation 2018/2019.
Despite changing his course of subject, he stills thinks of himself as a geek, being a huge fan of the so-called e-sports, international computer game competition, where he tries to get an insight into journalism.
Born and raised in California, Kristina’s interest in international politics was sparked by visiting a new country every summer. As a dual German-American citizen, she found stark differences in her experiences in the U.S. and Europe, inspiring her interest in foreign policy. In high school, she was active in speech, debate, and leadership. She held a leadership position in her band and was a teacher’s assistant in several school programs.
Kristina decided to pursue her Bachelor’s degree in North American Studies at LMU Munich with a minor in Law and an emphasis on politics, foreign policy, international law, and human rights. Currently, Kristina is working on an independent study program to start a debate club at LMU. She is working as an undergraduate assistant for the Language and Literature Faculty’s Career Service Department at LMU, focusing on event coordination and organization. She is also a teaching assistant for LMU’s America-Institute, helping students to improve their speech and debate skills. During university semester breaks, Kristina visits her hometown in the San Francisco Bay Area and works with children with special needs. Through her work with children with disabilities, she became passionate about protecting human rights.
All of this culminated in her involvement in MUNAM e.V. and her aspirations to attain a law degree in the United States after graduating from the LMU next year. Kristina hopes to benefit the MUNAM e.V. team through her fluent English skills, her passion for foreign policy, and her teaching experience which has sharpened her leadership and teamwork skills.
Antonia was born and raised in Munich and graduated school there. Since she has always been interested in foreign culture, she went abroad to attend High School for one year in the United States when she was fifteen. After graduating she worked as an Au-pair and visited a language school in Madrid for a few months. Before starting University she moved to Egypt for another ten months to study Arabic and to learn more about non-western cultures.
Her long stays in foreign countries and interest in travel, cultures and foreign languages are a big part of her life. Even tough she has also always been interested in international politics, she decided against a degree in Political Sciences for security reasons. Instead, Antonia is currently enrolled as a communications major and business minor at the LMU in Munich and plans to start her masters degree in communication or bachelors degree in business next year.
As a member of MUNAM’s next delegation she’s looking forward to improving her rhetorical skills, work in interdisciplinary teams and deepen her knowledge of international politics and affairs.
Adrian is originally from Heidelberg and moved to Munich for his studies in the field of management and technology. His first extended stay abroad was a voluntary service in South Africa where he gained first-hand intercultural experience. Since then, he enjoys to learn from other cultures and find out how things are done differently around the globe.
Adrian always had a strong sense of justice; thus, his interest in politics. He is particularly interested to find more about the economic and social mechanics that determine our societies and how to improve these for a better future. This, and his eagerness to keep on practicing and further develop his debating skills, is what moved him to join a Model United Nations association. The positive energy at MUNAM e.V. finally convinced Adrian that this would be a great starting point.
Aaron was born in Berlin in 1997. He discovered his interest in politics though his social commitment during his school time. He dedicated his time to the representation of students, amongst others as Deputy Chairman of the state school committee.
This work inspired him to move to Munich in order to study law and above that further follow his passion to represent his fellow students by becoming active in university politics. Especially the responsibility of chairing the student parliament and thereby enabling his fellow students to take part in university politics, fulfils him. Within this capacity he also discovered his interest in debating and holding speeches in political issues. In participating in MUN conferences he sees the possibility to expand his expertise on to an international level. In his leisure time he likes to read books and do sports to get a balance between physical and mental work.
Aaron enjoys traveling and is more than passionate about the different ways of life all around the world. He loves meeting people from different backgrounds and discover the differences and similarities that he shares with them. This is why he is exited to get the chance to participate in the MUNAM delegation project.
Lena was born in Regensburg in 1999 and grew up there, in Ulm and in Straubing, where she completed her Abitur.
After working in England and Northern Ireland after school, she moved to Munich in October 2018 to study Political Sciences, delving deeper into a field she has long been engaged in. Lena’s interest in politics has propelled her to complete internships in the Bavarian Parliament and German Bundestag. Being very passionate about human rights Lena has also been working for Amnesty International.
Combining politics with another fervour of hers, journalism, Lena has written opinion pieces on political matters for German newspapers.
Her work in journalism has also seen her work as an author and photographer for publications in the UK and Germany.
Having participated in a European Youth Parliament session in the Czech Republic and working as an advisor to the German EYP organisation on gender issues and public relations, she is thrilled to be part of MUNAM’s 2018/19 delegation to complement her studies as well as improve her debating skills together with her fellow delegates.
Carolina was born in Munich to a German father and a Paraguayan mother. Living the first years of her life in Paraguay and ever since travelling there every year, she grew up bilingual and multicultural. This cultural background shaped her identity and fostered her interest in the way counties and their cultures live and work together.
She attended school in the suburbs of Munich, where she participated in her school’s special program for gifted and interested students.
Since 2017 she is studying Business Administration in the Bachelor’s program of the LMU. Besides her interest in economic topics, she is enthusiastic about politics especially on global level because of her cultural background, her ambitions to work with people from all around the globe, and her passion for travelling and languages.
By now, Carolina speaks German, Spanish, English, French and recently started learning Arabic. Carolina is convinced that the MUN is an exceptional opportunity to improve her skills in rhetoric and negotiation while learning more about diplomacy, international relations and the work of the United Nations. As a highly driven individual she wishes to rise to the challenges and the enjoyment presented by MUNAM e.V. and is looking forward to an amazing year as a MUN delegate.
Lisa was born in 1997 and raised in Munich, where she attended the Werner-von-Siemens-Gymnasium. While travelling a lot with her family, Lisa developed a great curiosity for foreign countries. She served as a head girl for her school, where the majority of the students has a migration background and experienced this cultural diversity as an enrichment for her education. In 2014 she participated in a cultural exchange with Munich’s partner city Cincinnati, USA. After graduating in 2016 Lisa spent a few months in Cape Town, South Africa, working as a volunteer at a primary school.
Lisa established a deeper interest in politics and law by writing her term paper about the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights in her senior year of high school. This interest encouraged her to study political sciences and law at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University.
As a member of the Model United Nations Association Munich e.V.’s Delegation Project of 2018/19, Lisa is looking forward to expanding and improving her intercultural competences and establishing contact with like-minded people worldwide by working with them. Her personal interest in the area of operations of a diplomat underlines her ambition to represent MUNAM e.V. at conferences abroad.