Keeping Up with the Kardashians


Background Guide Coming in Jan. 2020


Melyssa Oviedo

Hello delegates! I am honored to be chairing the Keeping Up With the Kardashians committee at UCBMUN XVI. Kris Jenner has single handedly created a multi-millionaire empire under the Kardashian name. We now live in a society in which you cannot escape the Kardashian fame — whether its news about Kim’s fourth child Psalm, the Jordyn, Tristan and Khloe scandal or Stormi’s first birthday party. In debating executive strategies for E!’s Keeping up With the Kardashians reality television show, I hope you are all able to gain a better understanding of how our everyday life is influenced by media and celebrities. About myself — I am currently a sophomore at Cal studying Political Science and Human Rights. I am originally from Long Beach, CA. As for my hobbies, Keeping Up With the Kardashians is one of my more embarrassing guilty pleasures. Aside from KUWTK, you can find me reading Michelle Obama’s memoir or listening to musical scores. If you have any questions or concerns about committee, feel free to reach out. I look forward to meeting you all in February!

Yours,
Melyssa Oviedo
Head Chair, Keeping Up with the Kardashians



Alison Luna

Hello and welcome to the Keeping Up With the Kardashians Committee at UCBMUN XVI. I am very happy to serve as your Crisis Director. The fame of the Kardashians are a relevant, global, and cultural phenomenon that has incited fascination and inspiration, but also disgust and frustration, in modern American society. Whatever we think about the Kardashians, it can’t be disputed that each member of the family possesses two things: far-reaching influence and truly opulent wealth. As you are empowered with these two things as you take on your roles in the committee this weekend, I encourage you to use your power to continue to build (or tear down) the Kardashian empire, as well as examine what makes the Kardashians so hard to ignore. As for me, I’m a senior and a political science major at the university. When I’m not doing MUN, you can probably catch me wandering around the SFMOMA, hiking Mount Tamalpais, or listening to the bells of the campanile at Berkeley. I was born and raised in the Bay Area in Belmont, a town half an hour south of San Francisco. After college, I see myself either right here in Berkeley or on the east coast somewhere. Hopefully, by the time committee starts in February, I’ll know where! Feel free to reach out with questions about committee, recommendations for your favorite places in the Bay Area (or your hometown), or advice for my law school applications. I look forward to seeing you all!

Yours,
Alison Luna
Crisis Director, Keeping Up with the Kardashians