Trust me when I say I tried to come up with a cute and unique first sentence for my officer intro. However, after a good 15 minutes brainstorming and scrolling through google all I’ve come across was a website advising me to greet you with “Yo!”, “Alright mate?”, “Howdy”, “G’day mate!”, and “Hiya!”. I’ve decided to stick with a “hey” for now. Hey! My name is Saanvi Mehta. I am 16 years old, and I am a rising junior at Mainland Regional High School. I am a chair of General Assembly, and this will be my third year in Model UN! I honestly cannot begin to express how excited I am to be an officer for the 2022 conference, and for your sake I won’t even try given my last failed attempt at creativity ^^.
If I had to give advice to a delegate, I would tell them not to underestimate themselves. It’s natural that when we aren’t comfortable or are fearful of doing something, we use the phrase “I can’t”, but it’s important to remember that it’s often not a matter of capability but of lack of exposure. MUN is a place where you will be challenged to grow and supported along the way. You will have the opportunity to gain experience and build confidence, and you will be not only allowed but encouraged to try even if you may stumble. Try not to come into conference with predetermined notions of what you believe your limits are. If you are open, honest, and ready to work towards areas in which you aren’t as confident you will learn much about yourself and realize that you are capable of so much more than you could have imagined.
Aside from MUN, I play tennis, competitively dance, am part of a robotics team, play the saxophone, and dedicate time and effort towards causes I am passionate about. In my free time I love reading, binging netflix, watching 10 minutes (aka 3 or so hours) of TikTok, and going on adventures/long drives with friends and family. My favorite book series would have to be A Court of Thorns and Roses (which a fellow officer got me hooked on!). My favorite TV show is Gilmore Girls (#teamLogan ofc). I love spicy chicken sandwiches from Chick-Fil-A (James Charles would be proud), and I’m currently considering driving 1.5 hours to my nearest bubble tea place now that I’ve seen how many officers love boba!
I can’t wait to meet and to get to know you all this conference!! Here’s loads of MUN Love till then <3!