Elizabeth Van Meer is the president of the UNODC committee. She was born in Amsterdam but has lived the majority of her life around the area of Barcelona. She is currently a sophomore, attending her fourth year at the American School of Barcelona. Lis joined MUN in 8th grade because of her interest in debate and current events. After attending 4 national and international conferences, she can say that MUN has made her aware of so many aspects of the world and perspectives on issues most prominent in society. MUN has helped her overcome her lack of comfort with public speaking and has taught her to think on her feet. MUN is a chance to socialise with individuals from around the world, learning both about people and cultures. It has brought Lis some of her best memories and it is at MUN that she has made some of her best friends. Lis looks forward to BCNMUN 2021, as it will be her first time attending a conference as a chair. She hopes that everyone has a great time- debating, learning and developing.
Zachary Freer is a chair for this year's UNODC. He was born in New York City and lived there for eight years before moving to Barcelona in 2014, where he has lived ever since. He participates in many extracurricular activities, including Rotary Club, NESDA (Speech and Debate), basketball, and baseball. He started participating in MUN in 8th grade and immediately fell in love with it. BCNMUN will be Zachary’s 5th conference and his first time chairing. He believes that Model United Nations allows its participants to enrich their critical thinking and public speaking skills while simultaneously becoming more knowledgeable on important current events. Through these skills, he believes that participants in the Model United Nations program receive excellent preparation to become future leaders and active members within the international community. Zachary is excited to be chair; he hopes that he will be able to grow as an MUN participant and inspire a passion for MUN in all delegates through an energetic and productive debate.
Isabella Gucci is chair of the UNODC committee. She is a senior at the American School of Barcelona. She was born in Barcelona, Spain, and has lived there her whole life. In 9th grade, she joined her schools MUN programme, which was helped her step out of her comfort zone and grow both academically and personally. Although this new experience was unnerving, it did prove was an excellent way to converting her into an enthusiastic and active member of MUN. Throughout the years, she participated in another four conferences around the world, from Barcelona to CWMUN NY. She has taken on several roles in MUN both admin and delegate and now, a chair. She is experienced and a knowledgeable and well-rounded chair, meaning she is apt to solve any doubts that may arise. She is committed to make the most out of each delegate's experience and make it as enjoyable as she can in order to transmit her passion. She always has a lot of fun participating in conferences and can’t wait to do it once more at BCNMUN 2021!