The Cabinet of the Dominican Republic 

Conflict: Crisis in Hispaniola

Welcome to Hispaniola, an island known for its sandy beaches, blue waters and hostile division. President Medina awaits your arrival at the National Palace in Santo Domingo to debate the best course of action regarding migration and securing our border with Haiti. Almost 90% of the Dominican Republic’s immigrants come from Haiti. This migration crisis has drained our resources and needs to be addressed. President Medina has approved sending hundreds of soldiers to secure our border but unfortunately this will not likely be very effective. It is now up to you and other cabinet ministers to find a more permanent solution that prioritizes our nation’s interests but also considers how we are perceived by our citizens, our allies and the international community as a whole. It’s up to this cabinet. Will you be able to formulate a plan? Or will the migration in the Dominican Republic continue at a crippling rate?

Position Papers

Position Papers are not required for the Cabinet of the Dominican Republic.

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!