We are a team of educators who help schools build Model United Nations programs
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Since 2010, our training and resources
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Model United Nations
Ryan Villanueva is the Co-Founder and Education Director of Best Delegate. Ryan has participated in Model UN for 17 years and has attended 150+ MUN conferences. Before founding Best Delegate, Ryan worked at Goldman Sachs during the global financial crisis from 2008-2010. Ryan holds a B.A. in Political Science from Yale University.
Kevin, also known by his initials “KFC”, is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Best Delegate. With 15+ years of Model UN experience, Kevin has taught MUN in 20+ countries and organized 10+ MUN conferences at UN Headquarters. Before founding Best Delegate, Kevin held senior management positions at AT&T in San Francisco and Atlanta. Kevin holds a B.A. in Political Science from UCLA and certificates from Cornell University and Fudan University.
Our Vision is “MUN for ALL”
We are working to create a world where Model United Nations is available to every student
Students and educators should have the resources, training, and support they need to build sustainable and student-led clubs.
Students and educators should have access to national and local MUN conferences that are well-organized and student-led.
Educators should be able to use MUN in the classroom and create MUN classes that are aligned with educational standards.
MUN PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Educators should have access to high quality professional development opportunities and resources, and professional learning communities.
Students and educators should have access to affordable MUN experiences and the opportunity to earn scholarships for their leadership in MUN.
Students and educators should be able to work with the UN, NGOs, and governments to build MUN programs and impact their communities.
Our Core Values
BRING OUT THE BEST
We believe the Best Delegate brings out the best in other delegates — we aim to bring out the best in ourselves, our work, and the students and educators we train.
PASSION FOR MUN
We are passionate about Model United Nations because we know from personal experience that MUN can have a life-changing impact on students’ lives.
OPEN TO FEEDBACK
We are lifelong students — we’re always learning and striving to improve by genuinely listening to others and identifying actionable takeaways that will make our work better.
We are committed to being professionals and educators, and to having high standards of excellence in our work.
We believe that our company should support our people, and that our work should support the lives we want to lead, not the other way around.
We believe in having a global mindset that embraces and celebrates diversity.
What We Do
Our Model UN community blog, where we feature MUN conferences and leaders from around the world, and provide useful resources for learning MUN.
Our flagship summer programs for high school and middle school students and educators hosted at Harvard, Georgetown, UCLA, and Texas.
MUN training for schools and educational organizations, including workshops, online resources, and mentorship.
We partner with school districts, non-profits, governments, and education companies to organize scalable and high-impact MUN programs.