Board of Directors

Sara Ziff is the founding director of the Model Alliance. She has worked as a model for nearly two decades and produced the feature documentary Picture Me, which chronicles her and other models’ experiences of their industry. Sara spearheaded and oversaw efforts to extend labor protections to child fashion models in New York State. She also helped to draft and introduce legislation that would create the first federal protections for child performers. Sara received her B.A. from Columbia University and her M.P.A. from Harvard Kennedy School of Government.


Dorian Warren  is President of the Center for Community Change Action (CCCA) and Vice-President of the Center for Community Change (CCC). He is also a Fellow at the Roosevelt Institute. A progressive scholar, organizer and media personality, Warren has worked to advance racial, economic and social justice for over two decades. He previously taught for over a decade at the University of Chicago and Columbia University, where he was Co-Director of the Columbia University Program on Labor Law and Policy. Warren also worked at MSNBC where he was a Contributor, Host and Executive Producer of “Nerding Out” on MSNBC’s digital platform. Warren received his B.A. from the University of Illinois and his M.A. and Ph.D. in political science from Yale University.


Alexandra Simmerson is Corporate Counsel for Michael Kors (USA), Inc. in New York. Her work at Michael Kors spans a variety of practice areas including advertising, marketing and promotions work; model and photographer agreements; data privacy and incident response matters; product and territorial licensing management; and general corporate transactional work. Alexandra received her B.A. in Sociology from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor in 2011, and her J.D., with a concentration in Intellectual Property Law, from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York in 2014.

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