2024 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
DANIEL ALBERTO KAHN SASSO
“I was never aware of any other option but to question everything.”
- Noam Chomsky
A native to rainy Panama City, Panama, where he lived for the first 19 years of his life, Dani has had Salamanca as his chosen home since 2021. Despite starting off as a Law student, he quickly found out that Global Studies was what he truly wanted to do, so he found his way into the University of Salamanca.
He found his passion for Model UN early on in High School, and has not stopped attending conferences ever since, taking on roles from being a delegate, to a chair, to a staff member, to a Secretary-General. He feels extremely lucky to have gotten the opportunity to participate in conferences all over the globe, in countries such as Colombia, the United States, the Dominican Republic and Canada.
Dani first joined MUNUSAL in 2021, and he served as a member of the Secretariat in MUNUSAL 2022, chairing the International Labour Organisation. He served as Secretary in 2022/2023, and after a fruitful Erasmus semester in Paris he is ready to take on his role as President and work with this year’s incredible Executive Committee to continue steering MUNUSAL towards success.
LUCÍA GONZÁLEZ CILLEROS
SECRETARY & PUBLIC RELATIONS
Lucía is a small-town girl from the province of Salamanca (Martín de Yeltes), who is turning 20 and is about to commence her last year of the Global Studies degree (from which she will spend half of it in Sciences Po Lille).
Having chosen this academic path, she is interested in many of the areas that it covers (international relations, politics and law), besides from the things she enjoys the most from her free time: books, music, a good film, and spending quality time
with friends and family. Oh, and I almost forgot, she is a coffee enthusiast.
She found MUNUSAL 2022 to be a very enhancing experience regarding the learning of many skills, both academic and social ones. Later on, the feedback she felt and received from her work as public relations in the ExCom for MUNUSAL 2023, has boosted her confidence to another level.
She is so passionate about this association, and is so grateful for all of the people she has met on her way and those who have guided her and have left it in good hands. She is so excited for her role as a Secretary alongside the amazing Daniel this year!
"To test reality, we must see it on the tight-rope" – Oscar Wilde
Antón reboredo barreras
“If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things.”
Antón Reboredo was born in the coastal city of Vigo, Galicia. He studied high school in Santiago de Compostela, where his interests in languages and politics were awakened, and is now pursuing degrees in Law and Global Studies in Salamanca.
Nurturing his interests in international politics, this year he has participated for a second time as a member of the Spanish delegation to the United Nations Youth Assembly, based on the Sustainable Development Goals and the 2030 Agenda.
Two years ago he had his first MUN experience as a delegate in Munusal in the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and last year he joined the ExCom.
Antón Reboredo Barreras
Carla Maciñeiras Bustamante
"The bravest act is still to think for yourself. Out loud."
- Coco Chanel
Carla was born in Vigo, Galicia, and has been interested in international relations and politics since she was a child. When she discovered the Global Studies degree, it was clear to her that her new life in Salamanca would be just the beginning. She is also currently studying law, a career she is passionate about, and this will be her third year with the Munusal family. Thanks to her participation as a delegate in her first year, Carla discovered that the United Nations model is the perfect opportunity to experience immersion in debates with people from all over the world.
After her time at MUNUSAL, Carla invites all students to try the experience of being able to immerse themselves in discussions with people from all countries and soak up the essence of the United Nations.
Àneu Muns Baró
WEB MANAGER & PHOTOGRAPHER
"Don't feel stupid if you don't like what everyone else pretends to love"
- Emma Watson
Àneu (also known as Neu) is a 20-year-old student from La Seu d'Urgell in Catalonia (Spain) born in Andorra. She is currently in the third year of Global Studies at the University of Salamanca.
After having done the scientific baccalaureate IB in Lleida she had a change of heart and found her passion for Law and International Relations. She attended the Youth Action Week 2022 in Strasbourg, France, for the campaign of the Council of Europe Youth Here: Democracy Now! as a delegate from the Servei Civil Internacional de Catalunya.
Àneu started MUNing last year and after the enriching experience she had during it decided to join the Excom as a vocal. Her main goals are to give the newcomers a warm welcome and make them lose the same trembling shyness as the one she had the very first day she spoke in front of the UNHCR committee representing India. In 2023 she was the photographer of the conference, say cheese when you see her!
PABLO TIMÓN IGLESIAS
PARTNERSHIPS & EXTERNAL RELATIONS
“Wherever you go, go with all your Heart”, Confucius.
Pablo was born in Coria, a town in Extremadura, in 2000. When he was 16, he got involved in social activism by volunteering in the animal shelter of his region. He also became the vice president and public relations of the Educational Assembly of the city where he studied high school. At 18, right after finishing high school and before university, he wanted to bring social activism to the next level. Thus, he worked in Warsaw (Poland) as a volunteer in the European Solidarity Corps. After that, he started a BA in Mechanical Engineering at the Polytechnic University of Madrid. However, he had already realised he wanted to devote his life to helping our world. Hence, he left that BA and enrolled in the one in Global Studies at the University of Salamanca.
In 2021, during the pandemic, he enjoyed an Erasmus at the University of Tübingen (Germany). In 2022, he graduated from a BA, and this year he is about to graduate from a MA in International Development Studies at Utrecht University (the Netherlands).
He has been highly interested in MUNs since he started at the USAL, but the pandemic did not allow him to live the whole experience until 2022. Finally, he took part in the MUNUSAL 2022 as a delegate in the Organisation of American States and was awarded the Best Delegate of his committee. Last year, he was responsible for MUNUSAL External Relations. This year, after the fantastic MUNUSAL 2023, the retirement of some ExCom members, and the high involvement of the rookies, he could not abandon his beloved comrades on the way to MUNUSAL 2024.
JOSE JAIME LISTA LOBO
FORMS AND BUREAUCRACY
“We make our own fairytales” Blair Waldorf (Gossip Girl)
Jose Jaime was born in Salamanca in the year 2002, and since then he has shown interest in both music and international affairs. He is currently studying Law in Salamanca and enjoying an Erasmus in Lisbon. He finished his Piano studies last year, and his fields of interest are international and private law.
Jose´s MUN experience started with 2022 MUNUSAL, in which he participated as a delegate, and since then has also taken part in some other international conferences. He liked the experience so much that he decided to join the MUNUSAL Executive Committee; this will be his second year being part of this amazing team!
Jose Jaime loves playing the piano, reading, and guessing people's zodiac signs. He works as a basketball referee and is obsessed with Lana del Rey, the 2000s culture and traveling.
ana domínguez rodríguez
“I see my path, but I don’t know where it leads. Not knowing where I am going is what
inspires me to travel it." - Rosalía de Castro
Ana was born in 2002, in the city of Vigo, almost at the border with Portugal. She always longed for a future outside of her hometown, but as being with her family was all she knew, going to Salamanca to study a BA in Global Studies seemed like a big change. It ended up being key for developing an interest for international law and human rights. Currently, she will begin her second BA in European Law at Maastricht University (Netherlands), hoping it will bring her closer to her dream of working in international courts.
As she spent some time out of Spain doing Erasmus, in Estonia and in Czech Republic, she felt that her last semester in Salamanca had to count. First thing she though, participating in MUNUSAL. She represented Mozambique in the UNSC addressing the situation in Ethiopia and handling crisis such as when her country invaded Zambia. The excitement and debate, but also the many friendships, made her continue participating, even outside Spanish borders.
She has always been passionate about international affairs, as well as being prideful of her mother language, Galician, and own culture. In her free time, she likes to sing and play the guitar, but she feels now her time will be occupied by more MUNs.
alicia garcía romano
SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER
“When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.”- Malala Yousafzai
Alicia was born in Salamanca in 2002. Coming from an Italian-Spanish family, she has always felt in an international sphere. She has always shown interest in sports, music, fashion, and global affairs. Nowadays, after having completed a BA in Global Studies in the University of Salamanca, she is studying a MSc in Politics and Policy Analysis at Bocconi University (Italy). Her areas of interests are international law, diplomacy, human rights’ protection, and religious conflicts.
Her MUN experience began in 2021 during the Covid-19 pandemic, participating in the online MUNUSAL edition representing Pakistan in the DISEC Committee. In last year’s edition, she represented Albania in the UNSC, living the full MUN in-person experience. She loved the format and decided to participate in a new role.
Her experiences abroad as part of her Erasmus in Milan and her participation in European Forums in Romania and Portugal have contributed to her global perspective and have increased her enthusiasm in learning languages. She is fluent in Spanish, Italian, English and French, and now she’s learning Romanian and Portuguese. In her free time, she enjoys reading crime novels, working out, watching football and Formula 1, and traveling.
CARLOTA RIVEIRO FONTÁN
SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER
“Do your best to trust all the rays of Sun” - Secrets from a Girl (Who´s Seen it All); Lorde
Carlota Riveiro is a third-year Law student. Originally from a little village in the coast of Sanxenxo (Galicia), she moved to Salamanca to study Law to follow a long-time dream to become a second-generation Elle Woods. She is currently studying Law in Budapest.
She had previous experience from various MUN during her high school and university years, traveling to places such as Madrid and Oxford, and participating both as delegate and as chair. Her last year as Excom in MUNUSAL has been a dream, so she will carry on with her work from the distance.
Wishing all the best of luck!
LETICIA ESTHER GARAY ROMERO
“If you really want something, you don't stop for anyone or anything until you get it."
- Blair Waldorf
Leticia, better known as Lety, is a 21-year-old Global Studies student at the University of Salamanca. From a very young age, she has been involved in various social impact projects implementing the SDGs.
As a university student, she is particularly interested in public international law, political science and state relations, in which she hopes to specialize in the future. It also has a strong focus on human rights and equal opportunities.
Originally from El Salvador, she has had the opportunity to get involved and help directly in various situations of social inequality and extreme poverty. She is the founder of the Club Electi Interact SS Sur, a member of the Rotary International family. An organization of young people willing to make a difference for the country, which as friendly, knowledgeable, and principled agents of change, aims to provide humanitarian services in the different communities, and gradually to help build goodwill and peace.
She is currently involved in various voluntary activities to promote social equality, with organizations such as the Red Cross and Cajas Solidarias. He has participated in several Model United Nations, including MUNUSAL and KULMUN.
In her free time, she loves to spend time with her friends, surfing, watching Formula 1 (Red Bull team) and of course partying (blame it on her Latino roots).
ana gonzález garcía
INSTITUTIONAL RELATIONS & PHOTOGRAPHER
“Speak your mind even if your voice shakes”. -Maggie Kuhn.
Born in Asturias, Ana always knew her interest in international relations would take her away from her hometown. Right now, she is studying Global Studies in Salamanca, a city and a field of study she is in love with. With especial interest in issues regarding women, children and refugee rights she is eager to continue learning in hopes of, some day, working alongside others to make a difference.
Her interest in arts has perdured through time; dancing and reading are her all-time favorites and she still uses every opportunity she gets to endure them. She also deeply enjoys debating, another reason why MUNs are her cup of tea.
She has always admired the United Nations work and when she discovered MUNUSAL she knew it was the perfect association for her. Although she only started her MUN journey in last year’s MUNUSAL’s Security Council, she is determined to get the most out of this experience and help everyone who wishes to do the same.
violeta olalla ruiz
"Being brave does not mean that you are not afraid, it is acting despite it."
Violeta Olalla Ruiz is 20 years old and is from Ávila, although she is currently studying Global Studies in Salamanca.
One of the things she likes the most is traveling and learning new things; that is why she decided to do Global Studies and take the step of enrolling in MUNUSAL. She participated for the first time in MUNUSAL in 2023, at UNCSD, and although at first she thought she would not like it, when she tried it, she completely changed her mind since it made her learn a lot and have a very good experience, for that very reason she decided sign up for Excom this year.
She also loves reading, and spending time with her family and friends.
andrea mateos denche
“Remember, our hearts and our bodies are given to us only once”- Mr. Perlman (Call me by your name).
Andrea was born and raised in Cáceres, a small city in the West of Spain. She is currently 20 and studying Global Studies at the University of Salamanca.
From an early age, she showed her interest in different cultures all over the world, as well as her continued fixation for economics, which was fostered by her parents. Her background explains her involvement in both Global Studies and the MUN’s world. She has recently attended the Entrepreneurial Week of Jena, Germany following the previously mentioned facts.
Her first MUN was held in Salamanca (MUNUSAL) 2023, in which she was delegate for the Russian Federation. Since then she started loving all the MUNs involved. Now, she opens herself for new experiences and people, and hopes everyone enjoys this experience as much as she did.
Mavi Uyar De la Cruz
“It's a poor sort of memory that only works backwards” – Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland.
Coming from Mallorca, Mavi is now in her second year of the Global Studies degree here in Salamanca.
Although MUNUSAL 2023 was her first conference experience, she absolutely loved it and has now joined the Executive Committee team hoping to discover new things about this world. Her dream is to change the education system one day in the future.
As for her hobbies, she really likes taking part in theater plays, watching movies and going on as much travels as possible. Now, she hopes to do her best as an ExCom member and she’ll do her best to turn this new edition in even a better one than last year!
AUDIOVISUAL CONTENT CREATOR
“Anything you put your mind to and add your imagination into can make your life a lot better and a lot more fun.” - Taylor Alison Swift
Christine Langman is a native to Panama City, Panama, currently located in Salamanca, Spain. A second-year Fine Arts student at the University of Salamanca, she has followed her interest in Model UN after 6 years of previous experience. She has participated in multiple conferences as a delegate, chair, and as a member of the executive committee, and has been lucky enough to attend conferences in cities such as New York, Montreal, and Santo Domingo. One of the things she appreciates the most about the world of MUN is the opportunity to meet people from around the world and form connections with others.
After getting over the mentality that doing MUN in university was not for her, Christine had her first experience with MUNUSAL in 2022 and was lucky enough to be part of the Secretariat for MUNUSAL 2023, chairing the United Nations Security Council.
She hopes to bring more people into the MUN “cult”, especially those like herself who study things that are not necessarily MUN-related but want to try it out. Now, her goal is to bring her artistic flair into the ExCom while working hard to make MUNUSAL’s content the best (and most aesthetically pleasing!) it can be.
“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”
- Martin Luther King Jr.
Lucía is a third-year student of the Global Studies degree, and she comes from Oviedo (Asturias). She is very interested in everything related to international relations, law, and especially the protection of Human Rights. Two years ago, she became a volunteer at the Red Cross, collaborating on educational projects with children at risk of exclusion and hospitalised infants. Currently, she continues with these activities. Additionally, she is the secretary of the Youth Red Cross Council in Salamanca.
MUNUSAL 2023 was her first experience in this kind of activity, and as it was an incredible one, she decided to be part of the ExCom. As a delegate representing Ukraine in the General Assembly, Lucía learned a lot of things and consolidated her motivation to work in any field related to international organizations and HR in the future, so she is sure that participating as an ExCom will be very enriching too.
Sebastián Cuevas was born in Venezuela 22 years ago, due to the situation in his country he had to emigrate to Panama where he spent almost all his youth and where he began his life in the world of the MUN, after 9 years, he had to move to Peru to finish his baccalaureate and finally to Spain to study at the university.
He currently studies Political Science at the University of Salamanca. For Sebastián, having moved between these countries has allowed him to have different cultural experiences and also to think in a slightly more open way. Since he was a child he has always felt helplessness due to the problems that happen in his country and in the world without being able to do anything, this helplessness has served as a motor and motivation to be able to reach at some point to help people on a local or global scale. they need it. Due to this and other reasons, Sebastián became interested in the world of the MUN, where he has been a delegate and board of directors for more than 7 years, since he considers that in addition to being very fun, they also work as professional training for the future.
In addition to being passionate about debating, he also likes to spend time watching movies or enjoying a good video game.
noris samaniego camano
SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGEMENT
Noris was born in the small and beautiful country of Panama in January 2004. By the time she was 15 years old, she was invited by her best friend to join the Debate Club of her school. This marked the beginning of her journey in Model United Nations (MUN), but she has primarily excelled in the British Parliament and World Schools formats, both nationally and internationally. During the pandemic, she took a break from debating while simultaneously searching for what and where she would study. She quickly fell in love with Salamanca and everything it offered as a university city. She has been residing there since 2022, pursuing studies in Information Science.
While in Salamanca, she encountered friends from Panama who invited her to join MUNUSAL, an idea that she liked, but she felt somewhat rusty due to the long period without practice. Due to her curiosity and creativity, she became interested in the press committee, where she would be involved in everything and strengthen her knowledge through the narration of the events in each committee. She achieved recognition for her participation and has recently joined the ExCom to contribute her support in enhancing this great event.
“Here’s my advice. Have a little faith, and if that doesn’t work, have a lot of mimosas.”
SOPHIa pizano sánchez
FORMS AND BUREAUCRACY
“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it’s the courage to continue that counts.”
- Harvey Specter (Suits)
Sophia was born in Berlin in the year 2001 and has finished high school there. During an exchange in New York she discovered her interest for the USA and decided to spend a year in Washington D.C. doing several internships, which sadly had to be cut short as a consequence of the COVID-19 Pandemic. However, her experiences during those 6 months nurtured her interest of the Law and after starting her degree in Munich she quickly realised that international law and relations were her passion.
During her Erasmus year in Salamanca Sophia came across MUNUSAL 2023, in which she participated as a delegate in the United Nations Security Council. Seeing the amazing work done and enjoying the discussions during the committee sessions and the socials she wanted to be a part of the Executive Committee.
In her free time, she loves to play tennis, read, travel, watch Formula 1 and spend time with her friends (during coffee-dates, picnics, dancing, etc.).
With the incredible Executive Committee, Sophia hopes to make everyones memories of MUNUSAL as amazing as hers.