Following the success of her fifth studio album, 1989, and her subsequent world tour, Taylor Swift welcomed 2016 having established herself as one of the biggest pop stars in the world. It seemed as if her name was in every headline, featuring articles about her activism for musicians, her famous girl group, and, of course, her romances. Overall the public seemed to adore Swift, but this all changed after the release of Kanye West’s song “Famous.” The now infamous song featured lyrics in which West claimed credit for Swift’s success. This song, along with Swift and West’s years-long feud, snowballed into the biggest PR crisis of Swift’s career thus far. As Swift’s management team, it is your job to coordinate a response to the crisis that protects her privacy and reputation, all the while planning the trajectory of her career.
Oriana Aslan Abdou is a sophomore at Florida International University where she is majoring in Political Science and minoring in Art and she is thrilled to be the director of They’re Burning All The Witches: Taylor Swift’s Management Team 2016. Oriana is from Valencia, Venezuela but has lived in Miami since she was 10 years old. She’s been doing MUN since her freshman year of high school (where she competed in GatorMUN 3 times!) and absolutely loves it. She has staffed three high school conferences, including being the Assistant Director for the National High School Model United Nation’s Security Council. Outside of MUN, Oriana enjoys reading (pretty much anything except self-help books), doing ceramics, and listening to music (TS, obviously, but she also listens to 5SOS).