Disarmament and International Security (DISEC), is the First Assembly of the UN and is responsible for disarmament, global challenges and threats to peace that affect the international community. The First Assembly’s goal is to seek out solutions to the challenges in the international security regime, and do so in the hopes of resolving hostility and maintaining peace without arms, if possible.
Sophia Martinese is a Third Year student in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences majoring in Biomedical Engineering and pursuing a minor in Business from the McIntire School of Commerce. Having been involved in Model UN throughout high school, she enjoys the ebb and flow of debate and open discussion, learning to appreciate new points of view and working towards feasible and promising resolutions. She is particularly fascinated by the intersection of science, business and law and is passionate about the opportunity Model UN provides for the exploration of those fields. This will be Sophia’s second time serving as VAMUN DISEC Chair and she looks forward to engaging in the conference this year given the particular significance of our committee and topics within the global climate. Best wishes to all of those in her committee!