Background Guide Coming in Jan. 2020
Hello delegates! My name is Meera Nagpal, and I’m incredibly honored to be chairing the Reddit: r/BoardofDirectors committee. Reddit is a digital behemoth and holds a vast amount of influence. With entirely user-driven content, this forum gives people power to generate unique, authentic conversations. However, with this power comes controversies around harassment, offensive content, and censorship. I’m excited to see your substantive debate and multifaceted solutions! A bit about me - I am a senior studying Molecular and Cellular Biology with a minor in Data Science. I joined UCBMUN my sophomore year with the hopes of honing my public speaking skills and learning more about current events, and I came out with so much more than that. I gained a passion for international relations and politics, and I hope to carry that passion with me into this year’s UCBMUN. Aside from MUN, I enjoy reading about weird science discoveries as the Editor-in-Chief of Berkeley’s Medical Journal, exploring my passion for cosmetics as a blog writer for Cal Aurum Cosmetics, and advocating safe sex decision-making with the Sexual Health Education Program. In my free time, I read fun fiction novels, binge comedy shows on Netflix, and take unnecessarily long naps. I look forward meeting you all, and in the meantime, please let me know if you have any questions or concerns!
Head Chair, Reddit /r/BoardOfDirectors
Delegates! My name is Tasnim Tallman, but you can call me Taz, and I will be your crisis director for Reddit: r/BoardOfDirectors in this year’s UCBMUN. If the r/ in the committee title makes sense to you, then welcome fellow redditor! As Reddit has grown to be the world’s 6th most visited site with almost 550 million monthly visitors, there’s no denying the impact and influence this company and community has. I’m excited to see how the board handles the power and responsibility of running an anonymous platform amongst political tensions, censorship controversies, and a growing distrust for tech companies. Outside of MUN and Reddit, I run a fashion blog for college students called Garb, consult pro bono for non-profit organizations, and am attempting to learn 2 new languages this year. In my free time I love discovering new cafes, dancing at concerts, and constructing the best sandwiches. I’m looking forward to a fast paced, entertaining, and challenging committee...with plenty of reddit humor I hope.
Crisis Director, Reddit /r/BoardOfDirectors