Galen Gibb (SASPD)
Greetings everyone, and welcome to SHASMUN IX! My name is Galen Gibb, and it is my honor and pleasure to serve as the President of the Environment Commission. Having participated in the Shanghai American School Pudong MUN program for numerous years, my passion for evaluating global issues and collaborative problem-solving began with this conference as an admin member. This first encounter provided incredible diplomatic growth, allowing me to grasp the intricacies of how a committee operates and how delegates should approach their topics to foster substantive debate. Fortunately, four years later, SHASMUN continues to deliver a worthwhile learning experience. Along with the help of my co-chairs, I not only hope to create a supportive atmosphere for delegates to voice their opinions, but I also wish to instill these sentiments – senses of growth and progress – in each person and in the issues we discuss. See you all in November!
Paarth Sharma (SSIS)
Hey I’m Paarth! I’m a senior in Shanghai Singapore International School, and I’m stoked to be the Deputy President for Environment Commission this year. This is my 11th MUN conference since I begun in Grade 7, and SHASMUN has a special place in my heart. Multiple issues and problems have waged war on our planet in the last few years, and we delegates are the youngest task force in the world to figure things out for our planet. Along with my amazing co-chairs, I am ready to navigate the intense discussions that all of you amazing minds will bring to our committee. I wish you all will come with a blazing desire to give the best speeches, write the best resolutions, and make the best friends this year at SHASMUN IX. See ya!
Emma Zhou (SASPD)
Esteemed delegates, student officers, and directors, welcome to SHASMUN IX! I am Emma Zhou and I am honored to serve as one of your deputy presidents of the Environment Commission. I started MUN in the sixth grade, and I have attended six conferences around the world, in which I was able to work with others to solve issues affecting our world. Although this conference will be my first time chairing, my previous conferences have taught me many important skills. I have learned how to be an ethical global citizen and how to resolve issues with various solutions by collaborating with other delegates. Over the years, MUN has helped me grow as a person, teaching me skills that I will never forget. I began my MUN journey as a page in SHASMUN VI, and I am honored to be a chair in SHASMUN IX. I hope to have meaningful debates and we can figure out together different ways to approach an issue. I look forward to seeing you all in SHASMUN IX!