MODEL UN MISSION: To present an opportunity for students majoring in International Relations, or going in to politics, to get a more practical and unique experience on how diplomacy functions at the international level by participating in the Model United Nations Club and observing relations within the United Nations on a global scale.
President of the Model UN Club, Daniela Mocada Diaz
Daniela Moncada Diaz is a senior at Utah Valley University from Bucaramanga, Colombia. She is currently the President of the Model of the UN Club. She was part of the Organizing Committee of the Climate Change and Gender Panel at the Fourth International Women of the Mountains Conference and was a part of the UVU team for the Model of the United Nations Far West Conference 2015 in San Francisco, California. Moncada is graduating in spring 2017 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science with an emphasis on International Relations.
Vice-President, Model UN Club, Mary Cisneros
Mary Cisneros is originally from Virginia but has lived here in Provo for 17 years with her three kids. Mary, who is a senior here at UVU, is majoring in integrated studies with an emphasis in peace and justice studies and sociology. She also is minoring in political science. This past summer, she took the opportunity to study abroad in Cuba, where she studied its history and politics at the University of Havana, as part of the peace and justice studies program. She says that it was a great experience and that the people of Cuba were very warm and friendly. While she was in Cuba, she attended services at the Baha’i center in Havana and was told that she was the first Baha’i from the United States to visit them in 15 years. Mary is also the proud grandma of an awesome boy named Xander.