Matthew & Austin
Welcome to BIMUN/SINUB 2018!
My name is Matthew Taylor, I will be serving as your UNEP Committee Chair this November at the BIMUN conference. Currently, I am a fourth-year student at California State University Long Beach (CSULB) finishing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Geography. My previous experience with Model United Nations includes serving as the Chair of the Security Council at LBIMUN and I have participated as a delegate in several different conferences including Santa Barbara Intercollegiate MUN, Portland NWMUN, LA MUN, and NTUMUN in Singapore. I am also currently the Treasurer of Model United Nations at Cal State Long Beach.
Over the summer I worked for the Outreach Team, a campaign fundraising organization, to raise funds for Amnesty International all over Los Angeles. This experience taught me the importance of advocacy and grassroots campaigning.
My co-Chair and I have put together a background guide for you to help prepare you for the topics. Included are general suggestions for additional research and questions to help you grasp the topics further and help you understand your country’s position. I encourage you to actively think about real world, practical and well-intentional solutions and do not limit yourself on only this background guide for information.
If you have any concerns or questions, feel free to contact us. I hope to see an exciting and productive conference, and I look forward to seeing you all at BIMUN/SINUB 2018!
Matthew Taylor Chair, UNEP
My name is Austin Elias Taylor I’m a senior at California State University: Long Beach. I study International Studies with a concentration on International Politics and Social movements along with the Spanish language with a Minor in Russian culture and language. My favorite things to do with my time are to study languages, watch and play futbol, play video games and practice Shotokan Karate. I love to travel and learn about other countries especially in the Caribbean. Prior to the conference I’ve spent my summer living, studying, and working abroad in Cuernavaca, Mexico. This is my fourth year with Model United Nations at CSULB. I’ve participated in a multitude of MUN conferences over my four years. My favorite conferences were New York MUN and Far West in San Francisco were at both my delegation and I won top awards. The most rememberable countries I have represented in MUN have been the Commonwealth of Dominica, Estonia, and Iraq.