Run by a former coach at one of the most successful youth debate club in America, Carnegie Debate is employs an able, talented, and nationally recognized team of Carnegie Mellon debaters.
Co-Founder & Debate Coach
Winner of 8 Junior Statesmen of America Best Speaker Awards
Coach at NJDebate (2.5 years)
When I was a freshman in high school, I wandered into our cafeteria, intrigued by confident voices looming over an attentive crowd. A few students, about my age, in the midst of an intellectual sparring match. The repartee, the humor, the wit – combined with the critical thought, the analysis, the persuasion – it was beautiful, breathtaking, awe-inspiring.
Since then, I joined a political debate organization at our school and, within a few years, began to coach debate at a local debate club.
President of 2016 New York State High School Mock Trial Champions
Captain of Carnegie Mellon University Mock Trial
I saw a poster my sophomore year of high school for our school's Mock Trial team. The poster read "Do you like acting? Do you like arguing? If so, join Mock Trial!" What I found on that team was much more than a bunch of arguing actors or frivolous bickering. I found there a passionate group of clever, hardworking, and eager people. I found an environment that fosters great intellectual growth and profound conversations.
Throughout my high school and college career, mock trial and debate have lead me on my own intellectual journey, over the course of which I have not only grown as a person, but have also developed friendships that will last forever.