Welcome to Harvard Model Congress Dubai 2019, and to House Science, Space, and Technology! Our names are Audrey Mustoe and Raymond Wang, and we're thrilled to be chairing House SST this year. We hope that you're as excited as we are to join us in Dubai in January.
In the United States, the House of Representatives is one of the most influential and prestigious legislative bodies and we’re proud to have you with us this session. This year, we’ll be covering a wide range of policy issues, ranging from writing about legislation on traumatic brain injury funding to navigating airspace regulation for UAVs and air taxis.
Both in and out of committee, you, as members of the United States Congress, will get to experience the legislative process first-hand. From the initial development of a bill through its passage across the full House and Senate, you’ll have an opportunity to engage first-hand with the Congressional process, experiencing the challenges of lawmaking, the importance of collaborative debate, and the pursuit of just and effective legislation.
As your chairs, we hope to support and guide you through the complexities of the U.S. government system. We will do our best to introduce you to this field of public service. From you, the delegates of House SST, we hope that you’ll bring a good attitude and willingness to learn in order to make this experience the best it can be! To facilitate this, we highly encourage you to read up on the congressperson you’ll be representing -- indeed, some of the best HMC moments occur when we perfectly mirror debates happening in the halls of Congress. At the end of the day, our goal is for all of you to walk away with great leadership experience and new appreciation for a career in public service.
Now a few words about your chairs: Audrey is a junior studying Neurobiology with a secondary in Psychology. She is fascinated with studying diseases and medicine. Outside HMC, Audrey enjoys singing with her a cappella group (the Harvard LowKeys) and working as an EMT for Harvard’s student-run emergency medical services.
Raymond is a junior concentrating in Computer Science with a secondary in Economics. Originally from Vancouver, Canada, he is invested in technology, engineering, and sustainability. In his free time, Raymond enjoys making music as a clarinetist, and flying around as a private pilot.
We’re excited to get to know you all and to work together to tackle some of these issues. If you would like to introduce yourself or if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to send us an e-mail.
On behalf of the entire HMC Dubai team, we look forward to seeing you in January!
Audrey Mustoe and Raymond Wang