The Cabinet of the United Mexican States

Conflict: The Bolivarian Conflict


It’s been one-hundred-and-seventy-one years since the Mexican-American war, but following the election of Donald Trump, tensions have never been higher. On our northern border, the United States Department of Defense has begun constructing a 20 foot border wall. On our southern border, refugees from the conflict in the Northern Triangle come by the thousand daily. In our cities, murder rates continue to skyrocket as cartels regain their foot holes across our country. Mexico is caught in the crosshairs of two worlds, and now faces its toughest test yet. Can you guide Mexico out of years of crime? Is Mexico finally ready to emerge as a leader in Latin America? Or will corruption, violence, and economic stagnation remain the norm. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador awaits the cabinet in the National Palace. It’s time for us to act.


Position Papers

Position Papers are not required for the Cabinet of the United Mexican States. 

Rachel Pederson
Director General

Rachel is a rising junior studying International Relations with a focus on Environmental Studies and French at American University. She is originally from Edina, Minnesota where she was very active on her high school’s Model UN team. She is a new member of the Lambda Eta chapter of Sigma Kappa Sorority, a swim instructor for kids and dog walker. Outside of school and work, Rachel loves talking about sharks, Minnesota, Kevin Durant and music. She served as a Crisis Analyst for the French Cabinet for AmeriMUNC V, Director of Simulations for WIRC VI and Crisis Director for the Philippines National Police during AmeriMUNC VI. She is beyond excited to be serving on this years Secretariat and cannot wait for February.

Jack Quinn
Simulation Director

Jack is a rising junior in the American University School of Public Affairs pursuing a major in Communications, Law, Economics, and Government (CLEG). He is from the city of Chicago, Illinois, where he participated in Model UN throughout high school, including two years as a head delegate. Jack is currently a member of the AU Model United Nations team and is looking forward to serving as Simulation Director for the second year in a row. In his free time, Jack enjoys studying history, following Chicago sports teams, and watching Game of Thrones seasons on repeat. Jack is excited for an amazing conference and is looking forward to welcoming delegates to AmeriMUNC VII!