Dear Delegates,

It is with great joy that I welcome you to the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)! My name is Lorenza Colagrossi and I will be serving as your chair for this committee.

I am a junior in the College of Arts and Sciences majoring in English and History (European) minoring in History (American), Legal Studies and Global Medieval Studies. When I'm not in class, I'm involved with the board of the History and English departments, The Penn Undergraduate Law Journal, College Republicans, The Penn Review, The Penn History Review, Penn for Liberty and of course Model UN through the IAA. I'd love to share my experience and talk about my interests with any of you considering Penn or other universities!

I am originally from São Paulo, Brazil where I studied at the American School. Therefore, I'm very excited about this committee! The topics we will discuss directly impact the economic, political and social realities of my country, as well as our neighbors, so I look forward to engaging in deep debate and conversations about them. Besides discussing Latin American issues, I'm a big fan of classical literature, European history, dramatic tv shows, politics and sports. I'd love to spend time getting to know you all during breaks and free time!

I am beyond excited to welcome all of you to this conference come January! Feel free to reach out to me via email beforehand if you have any questions, concerns of would just like to chat. I competed in Model UN all throughout high school and even served as head delegate so I know what you're all going through from the excitement to the jitters. I hope to make this experience fun, educational and rewarding for each and every one of you! The whole team and I are working hard to make it an exciting weekend and we can't wait to meet you!

Best Regards,

Lorenza Colagrossi

Moderator of ECLAC
The 36th Ivy League Model United Nations Conference