Debate Club Faculty Biographies
NYC Debate Club Coordinator
Chiara loves coaching debate! Her teams have competed in the NYCUDL for two and a half years. Her professional passion as a debate coach, global teacher educator, and education event coordinator allows her to design inclusive, culturally responsive and dynamic educational spaces for diverse learners.
Parliamentary Debate Coach
Varsity/Junior Varsity Public Forum Debate Coach
Julie is a public forum coach at the UDL Debate Club, a tabroom staff at tournaments, and a member of the outreach team. She has been involved with the NYCUDL since 2014. She began her debate career at NYCUDL tournaments, and later competed in national tournaments with the help and support of the League. Notably, she was the Brooklyn Borough Champion (2016), NYCUDL Top Speaker (2015-2016), Semi-finalist at Lakeland (2017), and Double-octa finalist at Princeton (2017). Julie is currently a college student at Hunter College. There, she double-majors in English and Childhood Education, and plans to become a teacher in the future.
Novice Public Forum Debate Coach
Emily is an introductory public forum instructor for the UDL Debate Club. She has been involved with the Urban Debate League since 2017 as an instructor as well as a director for the Debate Club program. She has also worked with the league as tournament staff and as a judge. She began her involvement with debate in 2012 at the Blake School in Minneapolis, Minnesota where she debated on the national circuit and captained the team in her senior year. Emily is currently a Senior at New York University majoring in Public Policy with a minor in applied mathematics, and hopes to work in the intersection of policy and education after graduation.