Meet our team of first year out instructors

Ever since the creation of the National Debate Forum, we knew first year outs would play a huge role in teaching the next wave of debaters. At the beginning, our first year outs applied to be the select few to help instruct in labs. As our institute has grown, so have the number of first year outs.

These staff members are vital in your student's education. In every lab there will be at least one first year out staff member that your student will get to spend two weeks developing a working relationship to fine tune their strengths in debate. Outside of lab, students will hear lectures and seminars from all the first year out staff where they will share what made them successful. There is also time dedicated EVERY DAY that allows your students one on one time with any first year out staff member to help work on their INDIVIDUALIZED curriculum.

Avalon Dalesandro

San jose | boston

Senior Debater at Campbell Hall (CA)

Miles Dintzner

San jose | Boston | THIRD WEEK

Senior Debater at Westlake (TX)

Rohan Jaisinghani

Boston | Des moines

Senior Debater at Ravenwood (TN)

Francesca Lupi

San jose | boston

Senior Debater at Campbell Hall (CA)

Susanna Mkhitaryan

Boston | Des moines

Senior Debater at Ames (IA)

Matthew Ong

San jose | boston | Third week

Senior Debater at Fairmont Prep (CA)

Will Sjostrom

San jose | Boston | Des moines

Senior Debater at Marist School (GA)

Morgan Swigert

boston | Third week

Senior Debater at Blake School (MN)

Sophie Verska

Boston

Senior Debater at Marist School (GA)