Frances Lee is currently a senior studying at National Taiwan University in the Department of Business Administration. She was born in Taipei, Taiwan, and moved to Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA at the age of 7. She proceeded to attend elementary, middle, and high school in the United States with dual-citizenship. After high school graduation, she decided to attend university in her home country in order to learn more about her ancestral history, culture, and language. After graduation next summer, she plans on moving back to the United States to pursue a career in international relations, communications, or advertisement and marketing. A longtime MUNer, Frances has participated in Model UN conferences since the seventh grade at Valley Forget Middle School. She continued her Model UN journey by joining the club at Conestoga High School and attended session of North American Invitational MUN and National High School MUN, which is hosted by NCCA. She received the Best Delegate Award at National MUN 2012 in New York and was selected as a Dais member at NMUN 2013 at the United Nations Headquarters General Assembly Plenary Session. She is an active member of the MUN society at her university, and she is currently the Secretary General of Pan Asia MUN 2013. In addition to Model UN, Frances is a long distance runner on the National Taiwan University Track and Field Team and loves singing. She enjoys traveling, learning about other cultures, and meeting people from all over the world. Her language pursuits have led her to beginner levels in Japanese and French, however she only speaks English and Chinese fluently. Frances will be representing the delegation of China for this conference, and she is looking forward to meeting and working with all delegates for Baku International MUN 2013!
Katy is currently a Year 3 Law student at the University of Hong Kong. She will study at Tsinghua University in Beijing for an exchange semester from February 2014 until July 2014. Since a very young age, Katy has been keen on participating in a variety of activities. She is a grade 8 singer and grade 8 pianist. In 2009, Katy had the honour of representing the Hong Kong Music Office to take part in the “A Voyage of Songs” International Choral Festival in Malaysia, in which the choir was awarded the Special Jury Award. Katy has taken part in a lot of musical concerts as soloists as well. Apart from achievement in music, Katy has taken up a lot of leadership roles such as the assistant guider for a local Girl Guides team. Katy was also a keen lover of making speeches and she was the champion for Hong Kong Schools Speech Festival for two consecutive years in 2008 and 2009. With all these achievement, Katy was recognised as an all-rounder. She was awarded the “Ten Most Outstanding Students in KwaiTsing Districts” in 2006 by the New Territories Youth Federation; the “Ten Most Outstanding Youngsters in Hong Kong” in 2007 by the I Love Hong Kong Association; and the “Most Outstanding Girl Guide in the Team” in 2009 by the Hong Kong Girl Guides Association. In 2009, Katy was awarded an academic and music scholarship to pursue her studies in the United Kingdom. Throughout her studying life abroad, she demonstrated herself as an excellent student who made significant contribution to the school. She was appointed by the headmaster as one of the 15 prefects in the senior school and she was the only non-British prefect in the team. Also, Katy was the head of International Committee in 2010. She was also elected as the Student Ambassador and acted as a representative of the school for prospective students in Hong Kong. With the hope of promoting Chinese culture abroad, Katy set up a Chinese Cultural Club for students to learn Mandarin and to understand about Chinese culture. At the end of her studies in United Kingdom, Katy was awarded the Arthur Evans Tie in 2011, which was the top award for college students in recognition for their contribution to the school. Katy started her first Model United Nations by taking part in the Rotaract Global Model United Nations 2013 in Romania. She was awarded the Best Delegate for the Security Council. She developed a great passion for Model United Nations since then and decided to devote herself to more MUN conferences. Katy is really looking forward to meeting all the delegates from around the world in this event.
Zeynab Dadashova was born in 1994 in Baku, capital city of Azerbaijan. She graduated from School-Lyceum “Intellect” № 6 in 2011 and the same year entered Azerbaijan State Economic University. Currently she is a 3rd year student of this university; her faculty is Special Talents Groups (STG), while the major of studies is International Economic Relations. STG is a special faculty of Azerbaijan State Economic University where all studies are in English only. Being a 1st year student she completed the “Azerbaijan Foresight” Futures Studies online course held for one year (2011-2012) by leading futurists from the USA, Argentina, Japan. As a result of her notable performance she received the diploma in recognition for excellent completion performance. In addition to outstanding academic performance Zeynab is socially active and currently works as projects manager in Enactus (former SIFE) team of her university. Enactus is a global non-profit community of students committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a more sustainable world. Besides this she has work experience in public relations, business analysis and marketing, journalism. Zeynab prefers to dedicate her spare time to conducting research, story writing, reading books related to economics, and e-learning. Recently Zeynab was awarded the 1st place in the International oikos Warsaw Essay Writing Competition. She was also a participant of 2013 International Essay Contest for Young People organized by Goi Peace Foundation and UNESCO, finalist of essay competition organized by British Council Azerbaijan and Pasha Bank.