September 2011-June 2015
Bachelor of Arts in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.
I was the president of the Princeton Debate Panel (Fall 2013-Spring 2014), historically the most successful debate program in the nation ($60,000 budget, ninety members). I reported to the alumni board of trustees, appointed officers, hired coaches, and led recruiting. I was also tournament director of the Princeton Classic (Fall 2012), when I ran a high school forensics tournament with 670 students from 70 schools. I managed a $30,000 budget (net income of $20,000) and staff of ninety, achieved substantial cost savings, and revamped strategy to attract new sponsors. I was been a member since freshman year (Fall 2011-present). During this time, I was elected to represent the team at the 2014 World Universities Debating Championship (Chennai, India), where I placed in the top 20% overall and was the 15th place American team. Additionally, I won the 2012 Walter E. Hope Memorial Freshman Debating Prize. Other notable achievements include 9th team at Rutgers University in 2015 (out of 103), 9th speaker (out of 178) at Johns Hopkins in 2013 and top novice team at the Swarthmore Invitational in 2012.
I am also the former chair of the Cliosophic Party (Spring 2012-Fall 2013) in the American Whig-Cliosophic Society. I sponsored events with other campus political groups, created and administered a newsletter, and represented the Party in campus-wide debates. In my role as Clio chair, I also served as executive governing councilman (Spring 2012-Fall 2013). I reported to the alumni board of trustees, interviewed and selected appointees for the governing council, procured prominent speakers, and led the Princeton University bid in conjunction with senior University officials to host the 2013 New Jersey gubernatorial debate.
Additionally, I was a small group leader (Fall 2012-present) for Manna Christian Fellowship. I facilitate dialogue about faith between students from various backgrounds and mentor underclassmen.
Finally, I was a member of Princeton Evangelical Fellowship (Fall 2011-present), an undergraduate associate in the Program in Law and Public Affairs (Fall 2011-present), an undergraduate fellow in the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions (Fall 2011-present), and a former member of the Princeton Tower Club (Spring 2013-August 2014).
September 2007-June 2011
I was homeschooled from K-12. I was a national level debater (both in team policy and Lincoln-Douglas) and extemporaneous competitor in the National Christian Forensics and Communications Association. I was the top seed in team policy at the National Championship in 2009 (my novice year), 1st place team in team policy at the Massachusetts National Open in 2010, 3rd place team policy speaker at the National Championship in 2010, and 1st place debater in LD at the Northeast Regional Championship in 2011. I also won five state debate tournaments, and was top speaker at two. I was also the top extemporaneous speaker at the Northeast Regional Championship in 2010. I was also the captain of the North Jersey Home School Association forensics team (Arete), captain of the ultimate frisbee team, and a member of the NJHSA men’s ensemble. Finally, I have a black belt in taekwondo.