The Executive Board

 

The Yale Debate Association is run by a board of five students who are elected by the team as a whole each year. This board is responsible for everything from selecting the year's class of novice debaters and handling the team's finances to making travel arrangements and planning the team's tournaments. See also the boards of 202020192018201720162015, 2014, 2013, and 2012.

 

Current Board

President: Alexander Gordon. Alex is a junior in Grace Hopper College majoring in political science. He is from Boca Raton, Florida and competed in Congressional Debate in high school. Outside of debate, Alex serves as President of the Hopper College Council; enjoys playing on Hopper’s intramural sports teams; and spends time with his friends, family, and dog. He can be reached at alexander.gordon@yale.edu.

Director of Membership: Cameron Chacon. Cameron is a sophomore in Berkeley College studying Classical Civilizations and History of Art. They are from San Antonio, Texas and competed in Lincoln-Douglas debate in high school. Outside of debate, Cameron enjoys really bad/really good TV, New Haven coffee shops, and cooking. They can be reached at cameron.chacon@yale.edu.

Director of Development: Amaris Hester. Amaris is a sophomore in Trumbull College majoring in Economics. She is from Ellicott City, MD and competed in Congressional Debate and Extemporaneous Speaking in high school. Prior to joining board, she was the Tournament Director of the Adams Cup and a member of the Development Committee. In her free time, she loves knitting and watching rom coms. She can be reached at amaris.hester@yale.edu.

Director of Tournaments: Michael Ning. Michael is a sophomore in Morse College pursuing a double major in Statistics & Data Science and Economics. He is from New York City, New York, and competed in Lincoln-Douglas debate in high school. Outside of debate, he enjoys Yale Dining, playing soccer, and thinking every year will finally be Tottenham Hotspur F.C.’s year. He can be reached at michael.ning@yale.edu.

Treasurer/Director of Finances: Joanna Ding. Joanna is a sophomore in Pierson College studying ethics, politics, and economics. She currently lives in Shanghai, China, but competed actively in the New England area where her high school was located. Outside of debate, Joanna enjoys embroidery, drawing/painting, browser-shopping, and true-crime podcasts, in addition to languishing her life away on YouTube. She can be reached at joanna.ding@yale.edu.