First Contact sets the stage for a revolutionary kind of crisis committee focused on live interaction between the delegates and the unknown. Delegates will represent the leaders of three human colonies: Earth, Mars, and Space Station Musk. Over the course of this committee, each colony will struggle to gain dominance and survival when presented with an enigmatic Alien threat. Who will take control while the others plot against them? What is it that these Aliens want? Will we be able to survive?

Delegates, the future of humanity lies in your hands.

 

Chair
Maggie Zhang

Crisis Director
Samanedra prasad

Maggie is a fourth year in the McIntire school of commerce concentrating in finance and IT and minoring in Astronomy. She's been to VAMUN (or Baemun as she likes to call it) since her freshman year in high school and is very sad that this will be her last VAMUN. Previously she was the head delegate for the UVA model UN team and spent way too much time doing Model UN/playing pretend. Outside of school and Model UN Maggie likes to plan events and order free food with class council, watch stand up comedians with the Comedy committee for university programs council, and start clubs like a consulting club for other clubs called HooThinks or GirlUp - a Uva chapter of the UN organization, GirlUp. Maggie is so excited for this committee and can't wait to meet you all!

Maggie is a fourth year in the McIntire school of commerce concentrating in finance and IT and minoring in Astronomy. She's been to VAMUN (or Baemun as she likes to call it) since her freshman year in high school and is very sad that this will be her last VAMUN. Previously she was the head delegate for the UVA model UN team and spent way too much time doing Model UN/playing pretend. Outside of school and Model UN Maggie likes to plan events and order free food with class council, watch stand up comedians with the Comedy committee for university programs council, and start clubs like a consulting club for other clubs called HooThinks or GirlUp - a Uva chapter of the UN organization, GirlUp. Maggie is so excited for this committee and can't wait to meet you all!

Sam is a fourth year in the School of Engineering and is majoring in Engineering Science with a minor in Business. His memories of VAMUN last year are a haze of pain and exhaustion, but he's certain this year will be better (He bought comfortable shoes this time!) Previously he has staffed and Vice Chaired committees in VAMUN and VICS, and generally spent way too much time in a suit. Outside of Model UN, Sam likes to build computers, design 3D models, and generally spend too much time in front of a screen. Sam is super excited to meet all the young minds he'll get to corrupt this year!

Sam is a fourth year in the School of Engineering and is majoring in Engineering Science with a minor in Business. His memories of VAMUN last year are a haze of pain and exhaustion, but he's certain this year will be better (He bought comfortable shoes this time!) Previously he has staffed and Vice Chaired committees in VAMUN and VICS, and generally spent way too much time in a suit. Outside of Model UN, Sam likes to build computers, design 3D models, and generally spend too much time in front of a screen. Sam is super excited to meet all the young minds he'll get to corrupt this year!