Born in Mainz, Germany to Iranian parents, Mina grew up between two cultures and was raised in a political household. Therefore, it was only natural that she developed a profound interest in politics from an early age on. As she spent an exchange year in the United States, she came into contact with extremely different political views, as the ones she was used to back home, which helped to deepen her interest in politics.
This experience shaped and strengthened her belief that a better world can only be achieved if people from all over the world and with different political orientations, listen and speak to each other. That is why she applied to be a delegate for MUNAM to come in contact with different people and beliefs and to debate with them in heated conversation on how to make the world a better place – for everyone.
She participated in another cultural exchange with the YMCA New Delhi, where she had the chance to visit India with her Indian friends, who came to Germany a year before.
In October 2017 she moved to Munich to start her studies in medicine. A subject, which she is devoted to because of the immediate impact she can have on people’s lives and the possibility to work all over the world.
Mina enjoys running, reading, hiking, travelling and learning new languages. Except from her native German and Farsi, she can speak English, French and is now learning Spanish.
Born and raised in the beautiful capital of Bulgaria, Silia has always been keen on seeking challenges in life. While still in her early years of high school, she set her heart on studying abroad. After graduating from the German school in Sofia, she moved to Munich to study business economics at the LMU. Her interest in finance and accounting began well before her school days, as one of her secret childhood dreams was to become a banker. Next to shaping her professional career, Silia enjoys various sports, especially dancing and skiing. Prior to her univeristy studies, she was a professional ballroom dancer and sees dancing as an astonishing combination of sport and art. In addition, her passion for traveling and exploring new cultures has broadened her worldview and was the starting point for her love of foreign languages.
Silia considers her participation in the 2021 MUNAM Delegation Project as one of the greatest challenges she has currently undertaken, and is eager to gain further knowledge about international politics and diplomacy, and to be part of challenging discussions and exchanges of opinions and culture with like-minded people.
As the son of Turkish immigrants, Okhan was born and raised in Munich, Germany. Currently, he is studying economics at Ludwig Maximilian University. Since his early teenage years, he was exposed to very dynamic political developments, especially ones that concerned his country of origin, Turkey. This sparked his interest to politics on a global level. Nowadays, Okhan follows politics in his free-time and is invested in geopolitics and crisis areas in the world. He thinks that there is so much room for youths to take initiative and unleash the potential of the UN. That’s the reason why he is interested in the Model United Nations conferences.
Okhan speaks German, Turkish, English and French and besides that he enjoys to play football and basketball.
Miriam grew up in a small Bavarian town and now lives in Munich to study law. After graduating from high-school she decided to work in an association for disabled and hearing-impaired children for a year. This led her to study pedagogy at the LMU. As she wanted to further expand, she decided to pursue a law degree as well.
Several stays and volunteer projects abroad, like in Ethiopia and Sumatra, sparked her passion for the UN and made her belief in multilateralism. During these projects she collaborated with students from different cultures, origins and religions. She enjoyed the diversity and the common goal to aim for a positive impact on the world. She is convinced that international collaboration is extremely important and fruitful. Rapidly, her decision to study a year abroad fell on Geneva. There, she took courses in the field of international law, was able to attend various talks on current topics and participated in her first MUN conference. To her, discussions with students from around the globe are an inspirational source for personal development.
Miriam is thrilled to be part of this year’s Delegation Project and sees this as a chance to learn more about politics and diplomacy. She is looking forward to having intellectual exchanges on contemporary challenges, thinking outside the box and meeting new people from different backgrounds.
In her leisure time she likes to meet friends, be creative and go hiking or skiing in the mountains.
Being born in a tiny Bavarian village, Hannah-Sophie was keen to explore foreign countries and cultures from a very young age. After graduating from an (also tiny) catholic school, she decided to take a gap year and pursue another passion of hers: Modeling. Going from Milan to Hong Kong, Paris, London and Singapore, she finally moved to Munich and started her studies at LMU in 2017.
Starting off with Cultural Science as her major, she continued to focus on political aspects, leading her to eventually take on a double B.A., adding Political Science and Geography to the mix. Participating in IsarMUN 2018 marked her very first MUN experience and immediately sparked her interest in the concept. After taking part in the NMUN Munich delegation project 2020/2021, she wanted to take any chance to once more indulge in the experience. Hannah-Sophie is delighted to thus further advance her MUN-career by becoming a member of the MUNAM project in 2021.
At MUN conferences she both loves the academic challenge of researching and discussing current topics of global relevance, as well as the possibility to represent and get to know a variety of foreign countries. The best thing on top of this however, is the opportunity to engage and create with people from different cultures at international conferences. She his passionate about building a diverse network and becoming friends with fellow students with a variety of specialities in their studies.
Next to her interest in International Relations and MUNs, Hannah-Sophie currently does an internship in political consulting and works as a student assistant for a political research institute. In her free time she loves sports and exploring the outdoors. On summer weekends you’ll either find her on a mountain, swimming in a lake or on her bike and in winter she loves snowboarding. It is a pleasure for her to be a part of this year’s MUNAM delegation project and Hannah-Sophie hopes to contribute to the MUNAM delegation with her prior experience, her curiosity and passion for MUN.