Flavia Cuervo is a senior at Harvard University concentrating in Economics with a secondary in Romance Studies focusing on Spanish. She was born in Cuba and moved to Miami at the age of three where she now lives. On campus, she is a calculus course assistant and teaches students twice a week. She started participating in MUN conferences her freshman year and this conference will be her tenth. She has been Legal Committee Director for Harvard Model United Nations 2016, Director of Administration for Harvard National Model United Nations 2016, USG Media and Design for WorldMUN 2016, UNHCR Director for HMUN India 2016, and UNHRC Chair for WorldMUN 2017. She is passionate about politics and policy and is excited to see these issues being discussed on an international stage.
Topic: Innovative Education
On the topic of Innovative Education, this committee will be tasked with addressing curriculum inequities. Education is more and more the key to success and social mobility. Students from rural villages in Southeast Asia to those raised in New York City are expected to compete on the same level. Schools are increasingly tasked with cultivating global citizens. The term “innovation” is key because solutions to the drastically different curricula that exist across the world require a shifting of some of the basic frameworks of many of the world’s education systems. There are a multitude of options for how this can be done – these include global opt-in curricula, global teacher trainings, and an increase in support for national or local educational bodies, among others. Delegates should expect to creative and collaborative in their proposed solutions.