Rina Joyce Sulit Velasquez is currently a junior studying at Benjamin Franklin International School; she is enrolled in her school’s IB Diploma Programme. She has been living in Barcelona for the past four years, previously having lived in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Batangas City, Philippines. Alongside MUN, her other pastimes include debate, basketball, football and public speaking. Her MUN admiration started in sixth grade when she attended her first conference in Singapore (MUNOFS), upon learning about MUN from her passionate brothers growing up. Since then, she has participated in conferences globally in Portugal, the Netherlands, and many more; including BIMUN 2018 as a delegate. She has always loved delegating and has won Best Delegate in her last delegate associated conference, however, she has developed further fervor in chairing. She is delighted and privileged to be chairing for BIMUN 2020, as a chair for the United Nations on Drugs and Crime committee!
Joe Alkubeh is a chair in the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. He is currently a junior at the American School of Barcelona. Joe was born in Syria and lived there for 9 years until he moved to Beirut, Lebanon in 2012. In 2017, Joe moved to Barcelona. Joe’s moving around allowed him to learn Arabic, English, and Spanish. Joe’s passion for MUN was derived from his interest in politics and the failure of finding a solution to the conflict in Syria, and so he hopes that as a chair he could work with future generations to solve world issues. Joe started participating in MUN in his sophomore year and has attended 5 conferences as a delegate, and has chaired previously in BCNMUN 2019, and is currently the Debate Coordinator for BCNMUN 2020. Throughout his experiences, Joe has learned how to work with people with different cultural backgrounds and political perspectives and hopes to work with the delegates of the committee to have a rich debate with realistic solutions that could help the world one day.