Chair: Olivia Draper
USG: Prannoiy Chandran
Topic A: Ensuring the Language Rights of Linguistic Minorities
Topic B: Protecting Workers’ Rights in Developing Nations
Committee Type: Dual Delegation
My name is Olivia Draper and I will be chairing the novice SOCHUM committee at BruinMUN 2017! I am a third-year applied linguistics major, double minoring in cognitive science and Asian language and culture. I have been a delegate of MUN and Model Congress since eighth grade, and a member of UCLA’s MUN club since freshman year. During my time here, I have staffed every MUN conference so far, and I am looking forward to chairing yet another wonderful committee.
Becoming an applied linguistics major was largely due to my love for learning foreign languages. Over the years, I have studied Spanish, French, Italian, Thai, and Chinese, but I hope to make that list even longer before I graduate from UCLA. My background in linguistics has made me extremely excited to discuss the rights of language minorities in our upcoming conference, and I hope that all of you will find it just as interesting as I do.
When I am not studying or with the MUN club, I am either working at UCLA’s graduate student gym, serving on the executive board of my sorority, or tutoring middle schoolers in Inglewood. In the free time I can find, I enjoy reading; though I will read just about anything, some of my favorite books are The Kite Runner , The Alchemist , and Unaccustomed Earth . I highly recommend all of them.
One thing that has always troubled me about MUN is the lack of real actions we should be taking as educated individuals to make the world a better place. That being said, I would like to inform you of ways you can help others who are in need. Some of my favorite organizations are: _____. If you have any questions about how you can help, feel free to email me or visit their websites!
On that note, I would just like to reiterate how excited I am to be working with such bright students. As you prepare for the committee, I encourage all of you to shed new rays of light on the problems at hand; though it will not be easy, it will definitely be interesting, and I look forward to hearing your ideas.
All the best,
Olivia Draper | Chair