São Paulo Fashion Week Planning Board Board of Directors

Designers, Influencers, Members of the Media, welcome to the 2020 São Paulo Fashion Week Planning Board Board of Directors, Latin America's pre-eminent fashion event and the 5th largest fashion house in the world. Often overlooked, global fashion plays an outsized role in global politics, economics, and trade. This is a pivotal moment in the global fashion industry. AI is expected to reinvent the entire industry, global standards of beauty are changing by the minute, even wearable technology is starting to creep it’s way into traditional fashion. Can you seize this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and bring Latin fashion to the forefront of the world stage? Can you usher in a golden age of Brazilian culture? Can you show the world that the age of Milan is over, and that the era of São Paulo is here? From finding a venue to securing donors and designers, every step of the planning of Fashion Rio- Rio De Janeiro Fashion Week is up to you. Will you rise to the task or will you be the cause of a Latin American-sized fashion disaster? In today’s tumultuous environment, only one thing is clear: change is inevitable.


Position Papers

Position papers are not required for the São Paulo Fashion Week Planning Board Board of Directors.

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!