Larissa de Melo
Deputy Secretary General of MUN Impact
Hello, delegates, chairs and advisors! My name is Larissa de Melo. I am honored to be PANAMUN XXXI’s Deputy Secretary General of PANAMUN impact. I was born in Brazil in the State of Sao Paulo and lived there until 2016, after which I moved to Panama! I'm currently in my junior year of high school at the International School of Panama and these past months working with the PANAMUN team at ISP have been incredible. I'm very enthusiastic to have taken such a big role in leadership this year. In addition to my passion for debate, I also enjoy baking with my family or friends.
My love for debate started in my freshman year during PANAMUN XXIX, since then I have done multiple online and in-person debates and traveled around the world to debate, in places such as New York and The Hague, and took roles as a delegate, chair and now as DSG of PANAMUN impact.
When applying for DSG of PANAMUN impact, I was immediately interested as I was in the impact club last year. For me, PANAMUN impact is about taking action and changing the community. And as a PANAMUN participant, it is important to acknowledge that some people in Panama don't have this amazing opportunity to debate. As for PANAMUN impact, I value teaching kids and teens who should deserve to have this learning experience to develop their public speaking skills along with their critical thinking.
See you soon!