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Oscar Salinas

Hello! Welcome to PANAMUN XXXI, I’m Oscar Salinas, and I’m a junior at the International School of Panama. I’m super excited to be a chair at UNEP and I can’t wait to see you there! I was born in California, USA, but I’ve lived in Brazil, Singapore, USA, and now Panama where I’ve been for 2 years. Panama is where I attended my first MUN conference, which was PANAMUN XXIX in 9th grade, and that’s where I discovered my passion for debate. In my free time, I like to travel, play soccer, and create music. I think PANAMUN is a great place to build on important skills learned through debate such as leadership and public speaking which are crucial skills you’ll need for the rest of your life. I’m super excited to see everyone, and hopefully, we can spark an intense debate about all kinds of problems and actions. If anybody has any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to me at this email, or my co-chair. Can’t wait to see everyone!


Sydney Newman

Hello Delegates! My name is Sydney Newman, and I am a sophomore at the International School of Panama. I’m so excited to be one of the chairs for the United Nations Environment Programme, and I’m looking forward to meeting all of you. I was born in Bolivia and moved around before settling in Panama where I’ve lived for 7 years. It is my first year as a chair, with my first MUN experience being in 5th grade. I’ve loved debate and happily participated in PANAMUN ever since. I wouldn’t say I have a favorite committee, but to be honest I love committees that bring lots of action to a debate. Besides an intense debate, I love swimming, baking, and exploring new places with my friends. PANAMUN has taught me so many lessons on professionalism, research, and most importantly confidence, which I hope to apply to this year's conference. Good luck, delegates, let's make this conference a memorable one! 



Ana Gretel Vallarino

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