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Firstly, I would like to welcome you to this year's PANAMUN XXV conference! My name is Raquel Sherman and I am currently a 10th grader at the International School of Panama. I was born in Miami, Florida but have been living in Panama for almost 9 years. This year I have the privilege and excitement to be chairing the Commission of Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ). The first time I was exposed to the world of MUN was in the 7th grade where I had the opportunity, amongst other participants of the MUN club, to take part in PANAMUN XXII as part of the admin staff, then in the 8th grade in PANAMUN XIII as a delegate. That year, I also got the honor to represent my school as a delegate in the first ever Latin American Montessori Model United Nations (MMUN) conference hosted in Santiago, Chile. I’m also part of the debate club, where I was able to participate in many other debate conferences. I enjoy drawing and painting in my free time, as well as playing flag football. If you have any question or doubts feel free to contact me. I hope you are as thrilled as I am to be part of this years PANAMUN XXV!

Raquel Sherman

Hello, fellow delegates, and welcome to PANAMUN XXV! My name is Sofia Rangel, I am 18 years old, and currently a senior in the International School of Panama. I am beyond excited to be one of the chairs for the Commission of Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ)! I am from Caracas, Venezuela, but have lived here in Panama for almost 10 years now, and I am proud to call it “home”. Ever since the 8th grade in debate class, I have been exposed to different types of debate, and have found it to be an extremely useful tool to discuss about, and solve, relevant and current issues. I have been contributing to PANAMUN ever since I was a 9th grader, as a delegate and  then as an ECHOPRESS member for two years. Without thinking it twice, it is easy for me to say that PANAMUN is one of my favorite events of the school year. This time, however, I decided to get out of my comfort zone and experience something a little bit different: I have no doubt that being a chair in this year’s conference will not only add on to my constant contribution to PANAMUN, but also my personal experiences. I hope for you all to enjoy this conference as much as possible and wish for you to be able to engage in fruitful and productive debates!   

Sofia Rangel

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