I interviewed Winona Johnson about her role this year at MUN. Winona is the 2017 Secretary-General at the Minnesota Model UN. Becoming Secretary General is a long and challenging process that secretariats endure, but Winona was determined to do it.
Q: How did you become Secretary-General?
A: “I started as a Secretariat and went through an election process. Every evening there is a meeting with all of the current Secretariats, who vote on the next Secretary-General. Once elected you go before the Security Council and both General Assemblies for a more ceremonial process.”
Q: What do you plan on doing as Secretary-General?
A: “I am here to serve you, to help you succeed at MUN ,and feel okay being yourself. Everyone should be able to speak their mind and be who they are without feeling bad. I am also here to make sure everything goes smoothly at the conference and goes of without a hit.”
Q: Where do you go to college and what do you study?
A: “I go to the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus, I am majoring in Agriculture Education and minoring in Political Science. This is my second year at the University and I love it!”
Q: What is your favorite thing about MUN?
A: “I love how often there are new people coming to the program than getting to watch those same people grow and change it really is one of the best parts of MUN.”
Q: What is your plan for the future?
A: “Well, I will be back next year as Secretary-General for a second year. For my career I want to teach Agriculture.”
Winona is happy to serve this year as your Secretary-General!
Author: Marcos Woodward