Pia von Blomberg
Pia was born in Munich and grew up in a town nearby. During her school career, she was part of organizing various events and festivities as a member of the SMV
(“SchülerMitVerantwortung”). She was also able to participate in study trips to Italy and Finland, which first sparked her interest in foreign countries and cultures. Following this passion of hers, she spent the summer months after finishing high school at a language school
in Paris, living with an amiable woman and her cat. In November 2020 she started studying political science with a minor in sociology at the LMU. Wanting to broaden her horizons, she finished a Harvard online course on humanitarian law, which ultimately led to her working as a student assistant in a law firm focusing on criminal law.
She loves spending time with friends and family and reading books and magazines mainly centered around politics, international relations or humanitarian action. Other than that, she enjoys lengthy museum visits.
While this is her first MUN experience, it’s an honor for her to be part of this year’s delegation project. She is eagerly looking forward to facing this exciting challenge and improving her knowledge of diplomacy as well as her public speaking skills.
Karl Zachary Corro
Karl was born in Manila and raised in the middle of two vastly different cultures: Filipino on one side of his family, and Chinese on the other. He grew up in the Philippines and Hong Kong, and intermittently in Los Angeles, California. This exposed him at an early age to cultural differences around the world and exacerbated his experiences of growing up bicultural in Manila. He completed his primary and secondary education in the Philippines, and cultivated his interests in literature, international politics, psychology, and sports such as kung fu, boxing, baseball, and Chinese Dragon Dance.
After high school, he was accepted to the University of British Columbia and Fordham University, but unfortunately could not afford the tuition fees. He ended up studying Psychology in a university in his hometown, but eventually chose to drop out and learn German in order to study Political Science. He learned German in Berlin and Heidelberg, did his time in Studienkolleg in Frankfurt, and spent one semester at the Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main before transferring to the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich.
Karl enjoys analogue and digital photography, cooking, traveling, reading, and sports like boxing and baseball. He speaks fluent English, Tagalog, and German. He also speaks basic Mandarin Chinese and is currently learning Spanish alongside his studies.
Nadia el Ghali
After being born in Munich to a German mother and a Moroccan father, Nadia grew up in Munich and a small town in Eastern Germany. Thus, being raised between two cultures and experiencing intercultural exchange from a young age, she developed a big interest in international relations und intercultural communication.
In school, she took part in exchange programs to France and visited different European institutions, which only deepened her interest in multilateralism and international relations.
During high school she also earned further language certificates in French and English. The passion for different languages and international relations has led her to study political science and law as a minor at LMU Munich, where she specializes in internationally oriented sub-fields. Next to her studies she also works as a student assistant at LMU Munich and is engaged in summer holiday projects for young children. Nadia strongly believes that multilateral problem solving is one of the key variables to tackle modern day problems, like climate change or the Covid-19-Pandemic and that it is crucial for the international community to work together to overcome those challenges. MUNAM offers the perfect opportunity to deepen her knowledge on politics and diplomacy and to experience first-hand how this can be possible. She is excited for a great year full of fruitful discussions and new challenges. In her free time, she likes reading, playing piano, learning new languages
and spending time in nature.
During high school in Bavaria Sophia ́s interest in foreign cultures lead to her first year abroad in a host family in Argentina at the age of 15. After graduation Sophia went to Uganda for one year to work at the “Social Innovation Academy” full time for the volunteering program “weltwärts” run by the BMZ. During this time, she discovered her passion for social entrepreneurship. She has ever since volunteered with this NGO while also taking part in organizing the german social entrepreneurship and idea’s competition “Generation-D” as a member of the strategy team. Next to her fluency in German, English and Spanish she is able to say among three other phrases “I don’t need a plastic bag” in Luganda, one of the over 40 languages of Uganda. Experiencing very different ways of living and how strongly they are shaped through politics fostered her interest to learn more about political phenomena. This is why she currently pursues a degree in political science (major) and law at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich and the Universidad de Granada (Erasmus). Sophia is excited to be part of this year’s delegation project and is looking forward to deepening her understanding of international politics, diplomacy, and the United Nations. Furthermore, she is eager to debate globally relevant topics with students from different study backgrounds and countries.
Born in Stuttgart Cornelius attended a bilingual high school as well as one focused on psychology. After successfully graduating he is currently studying law at Ludwig- Maximilians Universität. During his time at high school he got involved with politics early on becoming a member of the young liberals. The attendance of the Frühlingsakademie, an event where interested students and experts debate current issues of philosophy, economics and politics boosted his interest for international, as well as national and geopolitical issues.
Especially the diplomatic and strategic aspect of international communication and action fascinates him. In his free time, he enjoys outdoor activities such as skiing and golfing or spending quality time reading or cooking.
The globalized world is severely shaken by upcoming conflicts. Will there be a new cold war with China? How could the craving for authoritarianism in the west be saturated? – The UN might have answers and will surely help as a mediator to settle conflicts peacefully. Cornelius
participates at MUNAM delegation project to meet ambitioned people with shared interests and gets to know and appreciate different stands on political issues. Studying to become a lawyer he appreciates the posed opportunity to boost his rhetorical skills in conjunction with connecting with interested students from other countries He is looking forward to get an inside view of the house of cards of international politics and diplomacy.