The Enron Scandal
Head Chair: Leila Hooshyar
Crisis Director: Moojin Park
Background Guide Coming in Dec. 2018
Dear Delegates, welcome to the Enron Scandal Committee of 2000! My name is Leila Hooshyar, and I am enthused to be serving as your Head Chair for this Committee at UCBMUN XXIII. I am a Junior at U.C. Berkeley double majoring in Political Science and Society & Environment (yes, the second one is a single major). Here at Cal I have joined many different clubs and organizations, like the Berkeley Student Food Collective, ASUC, and the Berkeley Political Review. Of all these organizations, UCBMUN is by far my favorite! My high school did not have Model United Nations, so it was an entirely new experience for me coming into college. I could not have made a better decision to join my second semester of freshman year, as MUN has provided me with some of my most valuable connections and leadership skills that have helped me take advantage of other opportunities throughout my college career. I was born and raised in West Virginia and came to California for school. Growing up, I was always surrounded by the amazing natural beauties of the Appalachian Mountains which have largely motivated my interest in pursuing a career in environmental fields like consulting or litigation once I graduate. This year will be my first time as a Head Chair and I could not be more excited! The Committee topic is sure to take us down some interesting pathways and I am thrilled to watch all of you try to prevent (or exacerbate) one of the greatest bankruptcy scandals of history!
"There are only the pursued, the pursuing, the busy and the tired."
As a giant corporation sitting in the middle of the Wall Street, Enron Corporation's job is to always be busy on top of pursuing economic gains while avoiding getting tired by being pursued by law and competition. Delegates, it is in our hands to drive Enron Corporation to its best future, whatever that "best future" may be according to your discretion, and I'm honored to be given the position of your co-captain in this journey during our UCBMUN XXIII experience.
My name is Moojin Park, I'm a senior majoring in Legal Studies here in UC Berkeley. I know that most delegates' worries when it comes to participating in business-related crisis are that your ACDs and CD may not be familiar with business tactics and end up misunderstanding your notes and intentions; screwing you over entirely. While I may not be a business major, I've extensively studied laws that led to fall of corporations in Wall Street, and in that process familiarized myself with the basics of how business is run in the Wall Street. Reason why I'm saying this is to ensure you to prepare your best arcs and showcase your knowledge and expertise in both debate and business. I'll be expecting nothing but the best from you all.
My hobbies include watch collecting, buying, selling, and repairing -- a self-proclaimed horologist in making if you will. I also like solving Rubik's Cube, and my best time so far is 53 seconds. Other than Model United Nation, I volunteer weekly at Cleveland Elementary School in Oakland mentoring students, and every summer and winter break I work as an English Camp instructor at a local high school near my home back in South Korea. I'm also a huge fan of Kanye, and you may have seen some posts in Kanye subreddit page made by me. I hope to one day become a teacher or a professor in Korea who always wears a bomb watch, solves rubik's cube while waiting for the students to settle down, flex my popularity across the entire campus, while using Kanye as a topic of choice whenever I want to stop lecturing for a while and have a moment of break with my students. After that I want to become a politician to tear down the entire education system in my home country -- the system that's responsible for giving us the #1 rating among developed nations when it comes to (student) suicide rate -- before reforming my country. But that's a story for another time because I'm no story-teller.
I look forward to meeting you all.