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Samuel Wang

Secretary

 

Samuel Wang is a junior in high school who first discovered his passion for debate in elementary school, when he first joined an after-school debate academy. Since then, he has realized the importance and value that debate has in society and education, and believes that everyone should have the ability to experience the things that he has. Debate 4 All was a program that immediately stuck out to him, as it would allow him to follow his passion of helping others through debate. In his free time, he enjoys playing the piano, debating, video games, and spending time with his friends and family.

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Vishaal Krishan

Founder/President

Vishaal Krishan is a high schooler with a simple goal: to give others the opportunities he had. He was lucky enough to attend a private middle school that had a debate program, but when he found that lacking at his public high school, he realized that most kids don’t access to similar programs and resolved to change that! He founded Debate 4 All to give all students access to debate and all the benefits that come with it. Some of his hobbies are cooking, singing, and supporting youth civic engagement.

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Priya Doshi

Vice President

 

Priya Doshi is a junior in high school dedicated to helping others find a passion for debate as she did. She started debating in 8th grade, and found that it improved a lot of her skills such as public speaking. She wanted to share the experiences and benefits she gained with others, so she joined Debate 4 All and their mission to spread access to the activity. Besides debate, she likes to spend her time playing the contrabass, baking, reading, and being with her friends and family.

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Adrienne Tang

Treasurer

 

Adrienne Tang is a student who is always willing to help, especially when it comes to helping others prepare for their future. She believes debate teaches so many important skills, including public speaking and persuasion, that are influential in one’s success. Therefore she joined Debate 4 All, so that she could help spread the wealth of knowledge to as many people as possible. In her free time, she enjoys bullet journaling, reading, and swimming.

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Azra Tabak

Director of Content Design

 

Azra Tabak is a junior in high school dedicated in helping others strengthen vital skills useful for the futures that they hold. She believes that debate is an important extracurricular that fosters strong communication/argumentation skills, listening skills, and helps students become confident in their voice and what they believe in. She joined Debate 4 All because of her passionate drive in providing others the opportunity they deserve in participating in civil discourse. In her free time, she loves playing volleyball and hanging out with friends!

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Jennifer Tran
 

Director of Technology

 

Jennifer Tran is a junior in high school that is always ready to help others.  She believes that debate is a great thing to start establishing for future generations.  Debate is something to experiment with since it can open a lot more opportunities. She joined Debate 4 all after hearing about how much she would be able to help people and open new doors for others.  When she is free, she enjoys baking, playing volleyball, and gaming. 

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Dhara Hansalia
 

Outreach Director

 

Dhara Hansalia is currently a sophomore in high school who has a passion for debate and helping others learn. She believes that debate is an important life skill and wants to provide the opportunity to learn debate for those who do not have it. She joined Debate 4 All to help spread this message and allow other students to be as passionate about debate as she is. In her free time, Dhara likes to play volleyball, sing, and spend time with family and friends.

Current Affairs Team

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Ashlyn Bi

Content Editor

 

My name is Ashlyn Bi and I'm a high school junior.  My mission for this organization is to spread knowledge to everyone regardless of their age in an intriguing and entertaining way.  Something I like doing in my free time is cooking reading, and listening to music!

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Shane Masterson

Content Editor

 

Shane Masterson is a sophomore in high school that believes in debate's value as an academic extracurricular.  When he first started with debate back in middle school, he quickly recognized the importance of it as an activity, and found merit in the research and argumentation skills that debate required and built on; with Debate 4 All, he hopes to help extend the benefits that debate brings to the table as far as possible, and expand access to debate-related resources to anyone that needs them.  In high school, he's continued his presence in debate-related activities through debating competitively and joining Junior State of America.  When he's not debating, Shane is probably playing video games, spending time with friends, or playing the violin.

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Evelyn Amparo

Content Writer

 

Hello, my name is Evelyn Amparo and I am in 12th grade at Beckman High School.  My mission with Debate 4 All is to make news on current world events accessible, trustworthy, and reliable.  I love writing and hope to spread information that actually matters.  In my free time, I love to get coffee or boba with friends and just enjoy the day with people that I love.

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Bohan Gao

Content Writer

 

Bohan Gao is a senior who seeks to give a younger generation the tools to advocate for themselves-to help them learn how to transcend geopolitic borders through civil discourse.  She hopes to use her experience in debate to bridge divides of understanding on local, community, and multilateral levels and decided to join Debate 4 All to give back to the event that has given so much to her for six years.  Outside of debate, she enjoys reading and writing poetry, soccer, and piano.

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Ethan Erickson

Content Writer

 

Ethan Erickson is a 12th grader that is excited about current events.  Working with Debate 4 All, he hopes to better educate high school students about politics and the world in general.  In his free time, he enjoys creative writing, playing and coaching basketball, and going to the gym.

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Suraj Shah

Content Writer

Suraj Shah is a sophomore in high school and content writer for Debate 4 All.  His mission is to expand student access tp debate across disadvantaged and at-risk communities.  He has been debating since sixth grade and has since understood the importance of speech and learning about current events.  In his free time, he enjoys playing basketball, singing, and reading.

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Amber Montoya

Content Writer

 

Amber Montoya is a senior in high school who is passionate about guiding students and young activists to find their voice in a vast political sphere. They believe in giving students equal opportunities to explore debate, its styles, and finding their voice. A firm believer that debate leads to empowerment and increases confidence in students, they joined Debate 4 All with the promise to help students grow, learn, and stay informed. In their free time, they like to play volleyball, read, and hang out with friends.

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Vianny Nunez

Content Writer

Hello everyone!  I'm Vianny Nunez and I'm currently a sophomore in high school.  In my free time, I love reading philosophy, watching psychological thrillers, and playing songs in my guitar that hurt my fingers.  D4A is such a unique organization and I hope i can work with my fellow editors and content writers to educate students on current events and push D4A to success.

Content Design Team

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Uty Hemnani

Content Designer

 

Uty Hemnani is a high school senior. He is a firm believer in the power of public speaking. Recognizing its role in creating confidence, Uty advocates for expanding upon this skill through debates. Alongside this, Uty understands the significance of effective communication among peers, highlighting its potential to unlock various opportunities. He joined Debate 4 after being driven by the desire to make a positive impact and extend opportunities to others. When he is free, he enjoys listening to music, hanging out with friends, and going to the beach.

Outreach Team

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Tanisha Shenoy

Outreach Coordinator

 

Hi everyone! My name is Tanisha Shenoy, and I’ll be one of the outreach coordinators for Debate4All this year. I’m 16 years old and from Orange County California. The art of debate becomes a force that shapes the way we think, and I cannot wait to express that. With a lifelong passion for debate and speaking up for the things I believe in, I am more than excited to inspire minds, weave connections and nurture a positive environment of debate. 

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Yorkabiel Tekle

Outreach Coordinator

Yorkabiel Tekle is a senior in high school who has always been drawn to public speaking. Initially she started debating to help her anxiety when it came to talking but as time passed she realized that debate encapsulates many other aspects such as civics, current event, and politics. This eventually lead her to speak at important movements for humanitarian nonprofits and broaden her horizon. She joined Debate 4 All because she wants to spread the mission and the idea that basic speaking skills can guide you in life. Aside from debate, she likes to go shopping, play soccer, and hang out with friends.

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Gabriel Oliva

Outreach Coordinator

 

Hello! My name is Gabriel Oliva and I am a sophomore in high school attending LACHSA (Los Angeles County High School for the Arts). Currently, I am in the music department where I specialize in vocals. Singing, writing music, acting, reading, and going on walks are a few of my favorite pastimes. I am serving as one of Debate 4 All’s outreach coordinators and I am very excited to be apart of the team since Debate4All provides access to debate techniques as well as opportunities for those who may not have access to them. Rewarding those opportunities to the youth of today betters the future for all of us through the use of knowledge and debate skills. Debate 4 All provides a strong foundation for our future. I look forward to being on Debate4All and can’t wait for the success of this year!

Operations Team

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Taylor Clayton 

Director of American Southeast Operations

Taylor Clayton is a junior in high school who is extremely extroverted and has always wanted to spread her love of debate to others! Taylor is currently the President of her debate team in Florida and has always strived to help those around her! Debate 4 All stood out to Taylor as an opportunity to share her love of debate with those who don’t have the same access to resources. While being apart of the team, she hopes to help grow the debate community while breaking the stigma debate can hold. Some of her hobbies are lacrosse, singing, being apart of various non-profits/clubs at her school, and being an extreme Survivor fan! 

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Lulu Burnside

Educational Content Writer

Lulu Burnside is a senior in high school dedicated to uplifting others around her through her advocacy for women’s rights, environmental activism, and prison policy reform. After spending the past three years in Congressional debate, she holds the firm belief that debate has the power to unite diverse individuals through its ability to engage young adults in the practice of empathy. She joined Debate 4 All in order to give other students the same positive experience. In her free time, she loves to bake, hang out with her boyfriend, and teach kids to cook..

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Seven Lu

Educational Content Writer

Seven Lu is a sophomore who wishes to help empower others through the tools of speech and debate. He believes that speech and debate is one of the most valuable tools a young person can have, but also learned through his experience that skills in speech and debate can be extremely difficult to develop, especially for those who don’t have a strong financial background. He seeks to change that by joining Debate 4 All and to help others overcome the barriers of debate. In his free time, Seven likes to play basketball, hang out with friends, watch movies, and play video games.

TO BE UPDATED SOON!

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