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MUNUSAL

2020 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Francisco Rios Viñuela

PRESIDENT
Listen, in order to maintain air-speed velocity, a swallow needs to beat its wings forty-three times every second, right?
– Guard #1, Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Following a long personal tradition of having too much to do and then complaining about it, he participated in MUNUSAL 2017 as part of the press team. He went on to join the MUNUSAL delegation in KULMUN 2018 and was part of the ExCom in the 2018 edition of MUNUSAL.

 

Other than being part of the MUN family he loves music. He studied saxophone for 10 years in music school and after that went on to learn the tenor banjo, piano and guitar. He loves different genres such as Irish music, bluegrass, dixie jazz, blues, rock and a bunch of others. He is also a language geek and can (and probably will) tell you a “fun” fact about a given language if he catches you off-guard.

 

Even though this year he will be studying in Paris, he will remain part of the ExCom and will come back for the 2019 edition, because there is no cure for MUN addiction and accepting it is part of the process. 

 

He wants everyone to have a nice memory of MUNUSAL (and Salamanca too, of course) and will work together with the other ExCom members to make sure every delegate goes back home saying marvellous things about both the conference and the city.

 

Elena Velar Rojo

SECRETARY
Mistakes" is the word you're too embarrassed to use. You ought not to be. You're a product of a trillion of them. Evolution forged the entirety of sentient life on this planet using only one tool: the mistake.
– Robert Ford

Still figuring out how MUNs work, Elena is willing to make sure every participant enjoys Salamanca as much as she does. Born and raised in a small village far up in the north, she left for the depths of Castile to pursue a career in Translation and Law (while reminding herself that participating also counts).

Other than studying and complaining about how much she has to study, she enjoys dancing to folk music as a fellow member of The Shire, hating on romcoms and doodling (drawing sounds too professional when looking at the output). 

Only one edition of MUNUSAL was enough to draw her attention into this fascinating community of students that are busy enough but still have the time (or the guts) to engage in extracurricular shenanigans. Learning, meeting new people, working hard and partying are the four main attractions of this wonderful experience.

Helped by the best ExCom team somebody could wish for, she hopes (and knows for a fact) that this edition of MUNUSAL will be as compelling and edifying as the last one (but less than the next).

 

Pablo Moro Valbuena

TREASURER & INSTITUTIONAL RELATIONS
Principles are like prayers, noble, of course, but awkward at a party.
– The Dowager Countess of Grantham, Downton Abbey

Pablo was born 22 years ago in the green and rainy northern region of Asturias, but in 2014, just after having graduated from secondary school, he decided to move to Salamanca in order to study Translation and Interpreting. One year later he would be living in southwestern Germany, where he enjoyed the old wonderful city of Heidelberg:  one of the best experiences of his life. But after eleven months of (intense) Erasmus experience it came the time to return to reality.

 

Back in Salamanca, he started studying Law and —thanks to MUNUSAL 2017— discovered the MUN world, where he immediately felt at home. In MUNUSAL 2017 he participated as member of the Press committee, and he enjoyed it son much that he resolved to apply for Editor-in-Chief one year later. As member of the Secretariat, he got more involved in the MUNUSAL world, so he decided to become part of the ExCom.

 

Other than loving taking part in MUNs, he enjoys reading random information about everything that is happening in the world or that happened at some point in the last centuries, travelling as much as he can and meeting friends. Well, and food. (This is also very important). Participating in a MUN is a good opportunity to do all that at the same time, so the only thing he regrets is not having discovered it before.

 

Lía Castillo Suárez

LOGISTICS
Everything you see I owe to spaghetti.
– Sophia Loren

Lía was born in León, a small city with -according to her- the most beautiful cathedral and the best tapas in the world, from where she run away as soon as she could. No hard feelings.

She first discovered MUNs while attending to ESADE’s Law Summer School, but they made little impact on her. This changed last year, when she moved to Salamanca to pursue a degree on Law and discovered MUNUSAL.

 

Participating in 2018’s conference as a journalist, Lía fell in love with Model United Nations, especially with the Press Committee, which she strongly recommends.

Now a Technological Business Management and Computer Engineering student in the Pontifical University of Salamanca, this enthusiastic girl is ready to make MUNUSAL 2019 the best MUN ever!

 

Andrea Chamorro González

TREASURER & INSTITUTIONAL RELATIONS
Chaos is not an abyss, is a ladder. Many who try to it and fall to never try again. Some have the opppotunity to climb and hold on.The ascent is the only thing there is. 
– Petyr Baelish

Andrea was born in 1998 coinciding with the day of the French Revolution.

She began the career of Political Science at the University of Salamanca and there he found his vocation: international relations. Her major speciality is Africa and over time he is expanding her knowledge to other themes and regions. She has the ambition to constantly know what is happening in the world. Last year she participated in MUNUSAL representing the Republic of Malta. This year she has joined our EXCOM as a mistress of social networks.

His favorite hobbies are reading, playing video games and talking using references. In short, she drinks coffee and knows things.

 

Estibaliz Delgado Olivera

LOGISTICS
La población de Uruguay es 3.457.000 de habitantes y en Australia hay 47 millones de canguros. Si los canguros decidiesen invadir Uruguay, cada uruguayo tendría que pelear con 14 canguros
– Persona ilustrada

Estibaliz, is a cheerful young adult who was raised on a humble city located in the north of Spain, Leon. She decided to move from the North to Salamanca and nowadays she is attending the second year in both degrees Law and Politics in the University of Salamanca.

As she loves meeting new people and wanted to debate about the most controversial worldwide issues she moved to this historical city inquiring into being part of a team and surprisingly founded MUNUSAL!

Estibaliz participated in BIMUN 2018, considering it as an incredible first experience as a member in the trilingual committee in the G20. As a second contact with MUN she was part of the European Council in MUNUSAL 2019.

Out in spare time, She loves making sure she always has time to sport! As she considers that mind and body should be fusion on wealth to be glad. Furthermore she is passionate for travelling- nor without adventure time- to explore, meet and go through new enriching cultures, as a reward on her own daily life.

Being part of the MUNUSAL ExCom she is looking forward to have fun, wishing to attain an interesting knowledge about the worlds’ quandary and, of course, an amazing group of unforgettable people whose fanaticism for debating truss up them forever.

 

Carmen García

TREASURER & INSTITUTIONAL RELATIONS
All life is a series of problems which we must try and solve
– Lady Violet

Carmen was born in 2000 in a little and beautiful town near Madrid from where she run away as soon as she could to began her degree in Global Studies. She was aware that was a wonderful opportunity and immersed herself in Salamanca by taking part in a lot of things and meeting a lot of fascinating people.

 

In her free time, you could find Her reading, watching period dramas,listening to any Spotify recommendation, travelling and learning German.She discovered MUNUSAL during her first week at university and after her first Mini-mun she became completely fascinated with Muns. The idea of defending a position that is against her own and tries to understand it was fascinating to her She wants everyone to enjoy MUNUSALand Salamanca.

 

Lucía Gómez de la Dehesa

SOCIAL PROGRAMME
And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.
– Friedrich Nietzsche

Lucía was used to spend 2/3 parts of the day in a saddle, but this changed when she decided to study Law in Salamanca and she got to know MUNUSAL. It seems nothing will be the same again!

 

She never gets angry, well, hardly ever, and she enjoys talking about almost everything, as long as you're the one starting the conversation.

 

It is her second year in the ExCom, and if this next edition is anything like the past one, she will cry, laugh but overall have the time of her life: and she will try her best so that everyone does too.

 

Get ready for MUNUSAL 2019 because she is the one in charge of waking up the party animal that exists buried deep within all of you!

 

Rocío Hernández Domínguez

FINANCE
A thing named is a thing tamed.
– Joanne Harris

Rocío was born in 1999, in a cold winter day when fresh snow covered Salamanca’s golden streets. She deeply loves her city where she’s lived, learned and made friends from all over the world.

On the one hand she’s not overly fond of sports, animals or music, but on the other hand she makes up for it with an everlasting love for languages, different (and not always distant) cultures, books, videogames (and everything that allows her to shoot virtual arrows at things), sewing (strangely enough) and art and all things that are pretty. This is her second year studying politics while trying to start studying law (without too much success in the later endeavour, admittedly).

 

Working as a delegate in an international organisation has been Rocío’s dream-job since she can remember, so obviously she was quite over the moon when she discovered the existence of MUN’s the year before starting university and couldn’t wait to participate in her first mini-MUNs and MUNUSAL's 2018 edition. She absolutely adores debating, especially when the goal is not to win but to understand a different point of view and to reach a common conclusion –or not.  Her first MUN was an intense -albeit short- experience after which she decided to join the ExCom to make sure other people are able to enjoy MUNUSAL and her home city Salamanca as much as humanly possible (or more!).

 

Ángela Hernández González

FINANCE
You have great ideas, your ideas.
– Barbie

Ángela was born in Salamanca in 1999. Currently, she is a third-year law student who has no clue about what she wants to do after she is done with her degree. She hopes to make up her mind doing an Erasmus next year.

She is the middle child of a family of three sisters. Ángela got to know MUNUSAL thanks to her older sister, who is a MUN lover. Her first MUN experience was a MiniMUN about prostitution. After that, she participated two consecutive years as a delegate in MUNUSAL. Representing Cuba in the Human Rights Council was especially fun.

Apart from MUNUSAL, another life-changing experience was a trip she took around Europe last year with her friends. Ángela holds special memories of Munich and Zagreb. Some other facts about her are that she likes listening to podcasts, her favorite color is yellow, and she drinks tons of water a day. In her free time, she also loves going out with her friends and taking cozy naps.

This year she decided last minute to join the Ex-Com and she is more that excited to see MUNUSAL behind the scenes. She hopes to make MUNUSAL an enjoyable and memorable experience for everyone.

 

Víctor Hernández Hernández

GRAPHICS
You can sit on the throne , that doesnt make you a ruler , only means you have an arse.
– Jericho Swain

Víctor was born in Salamanca in 1994. Currently, he's a student of Political Science and Public Administration at the University of Salamanca but he also studied Graphic Design and Building Projects (like Architecture). He first heard about MUNUSAL when a friend spoke about their experience there. He liked the idea and he didn't hesitate to join in. His first experience of MUNUSAL (it was a Mini-Mun about the "Junta de Valladolid") corroborated his decision to take part in the association.

His intentions in MUNUSAL are: improving his public speaking, meeting new people, learning to organise an association or group... all this things in pursuit of developing his Magnum Opus (life project): a new worldview or political philosophy. He thinks that the MUNUSAL experience and its contributions can help him in his project.

   

Apart from the MUN world and political aspirations, he loves music (discovering new music and some day, he would like to learn to play the drums). He also loves graphic design, art , philoshophy ... He's willing to talk about any topic to satisfy his curiosity. He is looking foward to welcoming you in Salamanca next April.

 

Rodrigo Matías Martín Martín

GRAPHICS
Justice will prevail, you say? But of course it will! Whoever wins this war becomes justice! 
– Donquixote Doflamingo

Born in Salamanca in 1999, he is at 4th year of Political Science degree, and deeply interested in geopolitical conflicts, especially at the eastern Asia ones. After this last year at Salamanca he doesn’t know exactly what he is going to do, but he wants to go to Barcelona or Japan. But the things that he really loves to do are play videogames and the Netflix marathon days.

Introduced in MUN by his friends, and after participate in his first MiniMUN he doesn’t think twice before participating at MUNUSAL 2019 in the Europe Council, an amazing, but short, experience that make he wants to join the ExCom to make another people to feel the amazing experience that he enjoyed.

 

Paula Notivoli Cabezas

GRAPHICS
Walking in a straight line one can not get very far.
– The Little Prince

Paula was born in a small village in the Pyrenees, called Benasque. When she was only 15 years old, she decided to go abroad and study in Dublin for a year. After completing International Baccalaureate, in 2016, she moved to Salamanca to study Law but after two years she realised it was not made for her. Fortunately, last year started a new degree at the university: Global Studies. Paula, who loves everything related to international issues, did not think twice and applied for it. Now, she is thinking of doing Erasmus next year, for the moment she will enjoy being part of the MUNUSAL ExCom.

She discovered the world of MUNs in her first year of university, but it was not until last year when she decided to participate in every miniMUN. Of course she loved them and took part in MUNUSAL 2019 as a delegate in the UNESCO committee

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Apart from her studies and MUN experiences, Paula is a cheerful girl, you will always find her with a smile on her face. In Salamanca, she likes spending her free time with her friends having a beer but, if the weather does not allow it, she likes cooking delicious dishes or reading a book with a cup of tea. At her hometown, she enjoys skiing in the beautiful landscapes of the Pyrenees.

 

Cristina Palacios Garrote

GRAPHICS
Think, believe, dream and dare.
– Ratatouille

Cristina was born in 2000 in the cold and cute little town of Burgos. She is a second-year bachelor’s student of Global Studies. Within her field of education, she is particularly interested in how migration can be managed, education and history.

Cristina got sucked into the MUN world in February 2019, after taking part in her first mini-MUN. She did not give a second thought when applying for MUNUSAL 2019, though her participation was higher in the socials than in the caucus, she would not change the experience.

 

Cristina is a sweet lover, when she is not tagging her friends in the sweetest instagram and twitter giveaways, she is in the kitchen baking delicious desserts. Besides finding her in the kitchen baking, you can easily find her at any party, especially at the most local ones drinking Calimocho, her favorite drink, a very Spanish and simple one: Coca-Cola + Wine.