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This page is a CV of sorts for my work with speech and debate over the past few years.

 

Penn State University

Graduate Student Director of Forensics, 2016-2017

  • Coached regularly speech and debate events for PSU students; traveled to tournaments
  • Taught CAS 395: Forensic Practicum for PSU speech and debate students, fall 2016

Graduate Student Director of Forensics, 2015-2016

  • Organized debate against Rwandan National Team, October 2015
  • Organized debate against British National Team, October 2015
  • Organized Women’s Issues Forum as part of PSU’s 100 Years of Women’s Debate Series, September 2015
  • Coached regularly speech and debate events for PSU students; traveled to tournaments
  • Taught CAS 395: Forensic Practicum for PSU speech and debate students, spring 2016

Graduate Student Director of Forensics, 2014-2015

  • Organized debate against British National Team, October 2014
  • Organized Clarion public debate, September 2014
  • Organized public debate on THON culture, February 2015
  • Organized centennial debate versus University of Pittsburgh, April 2015
  • Hosted Pennsylvania Forensic Association State Tournament, February 2015
  • Coached regularly speech and debate events for PSU students; traveled to tournaments
  • Organized, prepared for, and traveled to Mvubu Debates in October 2014 and Lafayette Debates in April 2015; both were special public debates in audience of the South African and French Embassies, respectively
  • Taught CAS 395: Forensic Practicum for PSU speech and debate students, spring 2015

Graduate Student Co-Director of Debate, 2013-2014

  • Organized debate against British National Team, October 2013
  • Organized debate against Japanese National Team, March 2014
  • Organized public debate on healthy relationships amongst college students, February 2014
  • Coached regularly speech and debate events for PSU students; traveled to tournaments in spring 2014

Coach, 2012-2013

  • Coached speech and debate events
  • Assisted with public debates in spring 2013
  • Helped organize public debate on drone strikes, March 2013

High School Outreach

Florida Forensic Institute

  • Coached extemporaneous speaking at the Florida Forensic Institute each July/August, 2011-2015
  • Coached multiple high school students to national out-rounds at NFL/NSDA nationals

Ripon High School

  • Director of Forensics, Ripon High School, 2010-2011; coached students in speech events and traveled to tournaments
  • Coach, Ripon High School, 2011-2012

National Forensic League

  • Intern, National Forensic League (now National Speech & Debate Association), 2010-2012
  • Worked in program membership development and as an information technology specialist
  • Helped organize National Junior Forensic League and National Forensic League national tournaments, 2011 and 2012

Ripon College

Competitor, 2008-2012

  • National champion, Forensics Criticism, National Forensic Association, spring 2012
  • National finalist, Oratory, Interstate Oratorical Contest, spring 2010
  • National semi-finalist, Interstate Oratorical Contest, spring 2012
  • National quarter-finalist, Extemporaneous Speaking, National Forensic Association, spring 2012
  • National quarter-finalist, Persuasive Speaking, National Forensic Association, spring 2012
  • All-American, American Forensic Association, spring 2012
  • Wisconsin state champion, Impromptu Speaking, spring 2012
  • Wisconsin state champion, Extemporaneous Speaking, spring 2011
  • Wisconsin state champion, Persuasive Speaking, spring 2011
  • Wisconsin state champion, After Dinner Speaking, spring 2010
  • Wisconsin state champion, Informative Speaking, spring 2010