Our Coaches 我们的导师
Years involved in debate: 6
University of Bristol
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Bard College, Harvard University
Years involved in debate: 16
Coaching language: English
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University of Chicago
Years involved in debate: 6
Coaching language: English
Big Questions 大事件
Matthew Parodi is pursuing a degree in comparative politics, East Asian studies, and urban studies at Princeton University. He has debated for seven years and has coached for three years. During his first two years at Princeton, Matt won many awards at competitive university tournaments, including at Harvard, Yale, and the University of Pennsylvania.
Matt is the Administrative Vice President and Head Novice Trainer of the Princeton Debate Panel, and a competitive debater on the American and British Parliamentary leagues.
Matt went abroad to China during the spring of 2017. In China, he earned second speaker and broke as the second best team at the Beijing Debate Challenge. Matt was also a lecturer and lab leader at the NHSDLC summer and winter camps in Beijing, and judged the finals of the 2017 National Championship.
Loften Deprez majors in economics and environmental studies at Yale University. He competes for the Yale Debate Association in the APDA and British Parliamentary debate formats.
In high school, Loften was an accomplished Public Forum debater. He won the International Tournament of Champions, placed third at NSDA Nationals, and reached the final round at the Harvard Round Robin, National Public Forum Challenge, Florida Blue Key, and George Mason University tournaments.
He has extensive coaching experience, including at the NHSDLC summer camp at Swarthmore College.
Loften Deprez在耶鲁大学主修经济以及环境。在高中，他主要参加公共论坛形式的辩论赛并多次获得冠军，在NSDA全国赛中他取得第三名的好成绩。并在Harvard Round Robin辩论赛，Florida Blue Key邀请赛,以及全国公共论坛挑战中取得决赛资格。Loften目前在代表耶鲁大学辩论协会参加APDA的比赛以及参加英国议会制辩论的比赛。Loften在NHSDLC的夏季训练营中为许多中学生以及高中生提供了相关培训和指导。
Rafey Khan closed out his illustrious four-year debate career at Nova High School by winning the 2017 NSDA National Championship in Public Forum. He also made the finals of Florida Blue Key and the Florida State Championship, and made multiple out round appearances in other esteemed tournaments.
Besides obtaining trophies and speaker awards, Rafey has committed himself to increase inclusivity within the debate community by coaching at camps that serve students in underrepresented urban areas. He has also been the face of his local county in multiple events that foster the growth of debate, such as the Broward County EdTalk 2016.
Rafey is currently a freshman at Emory University, where he is majoring in Biology.
Rafey Khan在埃默里大学主修生物学，并在Nova高中参加了四年的公共论坛形式的辩论赛。他在2017年的NSDA全国冠军赛中的公共论坛辩论赛中赢得冠军，并在其他许多大赛中脱颖而出，比如Blue Key,佛罗里达州冠军，以及NSDA的冠军赛。除了参加各类大赛之外，他也在积极的帮助其他辩手们准备辩论赛。他也是他所在县许多赛事活动的形象大使来促进辩论赛的普及。
Belén Mella studies at Harvard University, concentrating in Social Studies, a major that encompasses politics, philosophy, and economics.
She has extensive coaching experience, working at the National High School Debate League of China, the Horace Mann School in New York, and various debate camps in the United States.
Belén competed in Public Forum for Miami Beach Senior High. As a high school senior, she championed the Emory Barkley Forum and the Florida State Championship tournaments. Additionally, Belén reached finals at the National Catholic Forensic League Tournament, semifinals at Florida Blue Key, and quarterfinals at Glenbrooks, Nova Titan, and the Tournament of Champions. She was ranked fourth in the United States and reached late out rounds at the 2014 NSDA Nationals.
Belén Mella在哈佛大学主修社会学。她有很丰富的辩论指导经验，曾经在纽约的Horace Mann 学校，NHSDLC的训练营以及美国的其他很多辩论训练营为众多辩手提供指导。在迈阿密的时候，Belén代表她所在高中参加了公共论坛辩论赛。在12年级，她获得了Emory Barkley论坛辩论赛以及佛罗里达州的辩论赛冠军。此外，Belén在National Catholic Forensic League Tournament比赛中获得参加决赛资格，在Florida Blue Key辩论赛中取得四强资格。在2014年的NSDA全国排行榜中她排名全国第四。
Jianxiong Zhang is an NHSDLC veteran who is currently studying political science and economics at Carleton College in the United States.
Jianxiong won several NHSDLC regional championships, and was ranked #1 on the National Rankings from May 2014 to August 2014. After high school, Jianxiong worked as an Academic Assistant for the NHSDLC, and was a co-translator for the first edition of the official NHSDLC textbook, Speak Up.
Jianxiong helped establish debate clubs in six local schools in his hometown of Chongqing. As a coach in China, Jianxiong also taught at 11 debate camps. His students include the National Champions of 2015 and 2016, the Top Speaker of 2015, as well as many regional champions and top speakers.
Ife Grillo won the 2016 World Schools Debating Championship as a member of Team England. He has reached the finals of 10 competitions, including the prestigious Durham Australs.
Ife also has a successful coaching career. His students have won over 15 competitions in total, and several have qualified for their national World Schools team. Ife has judged at debate competitions all over the world, including in Japan, Estonia, and France.
Ife is currently studying politics at the University of Bristol. He is the Vice Chair of the British Youth Council, the largest youth-run organisation in the United Kingdom. He has interned at Amnesty International and UBS.
Ife Grillo目前在布里斯托大学学习政治，他本人有着6年的辩论经验。他曾经代表英国参加国际辩论赛并取得好的成绩。他是个经验丰富的培训导师，在他的指导下，许多学生也都在很多国际辩论大赛中取得好成绩。他在世界各地都裁判过辩论赛，包括日本，法国等。今年夏天，他就担任欧洲大学生辩论冠军赛等比赛担任评委。Ife目前是英国青年委员会的副主席，英国青年委员会是英国最大的青年组织。此外Ife也在UBS和Amnesty International做过实习工作。
Timothy Hampson has seven years of debate experience across Europe and East Asia. As a speaker, he has been a finalist of numerous competitions; as a coach, his teams have broken at several international tournaments. He has also judged the finals of both the Korean and Chinese High School Nationals.
Tim Lewis is a history teacher at the Kurt Hahn Expeditionary Learning School in New York City and a coach at the New York City Urban Debate League.
He has coached several successful teams, including the 2015 NHSDLC national champions, the finalists in the International Division of the 2015 Harvard Invitational, and the 2017 Connecticut State Champions. He has worked with hundreds of students in the National High School Debate League of China, the Connecticut Debate Association, and the Boston Debate League.
He co-edited the first edition of the official NHSDLC textbook, Speak Up, and has worked at numerous debate camps and clinics. Outside of debate, Tim has also coached award winners in Model UN and drama, and enjoys teaching improvisational comedy. He is based in Brooklyn.
Tim Lewis目前是Kurt Hahn Expeditionary Learning School的一名历史老师，同时也是纽约城市辩论联赛的一名导师。他指导的学生包括2015年的NHSDLC冠军，2015年哈佛邀请赛国际组的决赛选手以及2017年康涅狄格州冠军。他已经为上百名来自NHSDLC，康涅狄格辩论联盟以及波士顿辩论联赛的辩手们提供了相关指导。同时他也是NHSDLC官方教科书Speak Up的编辑之一。Tim Lewis参加了大量的辩论训练营。在辩论之外，Tim也培养了很多模联的获奖选手，他也十分喜欢教授即兴喜剧表演相关的内容。他现在常驻布鲁克林。
Jace Gilmore is the content manager at the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China. Jace currently holds a Masters from Missouri State University in International Relations along with a post-graduate certificate from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School. Jace has been a research assistant and editor at the Arthur D. Simons Center for Interagency Cooperation and was a director at Sunrise International Education. Before making his way to Beijing, Jace also taught as an adjunct professor at Liaoning Normal University in Dalian, China.
After eight years of competitive policy debate, Jace qualified to the National Debate Tournament four times at university and had the chance to debate on a variety of different topics ranging from Middle East policy to alternative energy.
中国欧盟商会的内容经理。Jace持有密苏里州立大学国际关系硕士学位，并持有美国海军研究生院的研究生证书。Jace是Arthur D. Simons机构间合作的研究助理和编辑，也是Sunrise International Education的主管。在来到北京之前，Jace还在中国大连的辽宁师范大学担任兼职教授。Jace 拥有8年政策辩论经验，大学四次参加全国辩论锦标赛，并有机会就从中东政策到替代能源等一系列不同的话题进行辩论。
Jack Votava is a current sophomore at the University of Chicago, and has competed and coached debate events for nearly 6 years. His competitive record in PF includes numerous championships of national American tournaments, including the prestigious Apple Valley tournament, two invitations to the Tournament of Champions, and many break rounds at tournaments such as Stanford, Glenbrooks, and NSDA nationals.
As a coach, Jack has worked with NHSDLC debaters at Beijing session camps, with over 80% of his students reaching elimination rounds at the 2018 national Chinese championship! He has also worked as an American coach at summer camps and his school team for the last two years.
Jack now enjoys competing in Model UN and British Parliamentary Debate in college, including winning 2nd in the novice division of last year's BP Championships. He also currently studies Economics and Law and helps lead a student research group on campus.
Jack Votava现就读于芝加哥大学二年级，他已经有近6年的辩论赛经验。他在公共论坛形式的大赛记录包括众多美国联赛冠军，着名的Apple Valley联赛，两次联赛邀请赛，以及斯坦福大学，Glenbrooks和NSDA联赛。
Sinan Ozbay is a current senior at Princeton University and has debated and coached for 8 years. Competitively, Sinan came in second place at the 2018 World Universities Debating Championship, was National Champion in American Parliamentary Debate, and was President of the Princeton Debate Panel. In Public Forum, Sinan was champion and top speaker at the Harvard Round Robin and the Lexington Invitational, as well as 3rd place and 3rd Speaker at the New York City invitational.
Sinan was ranked #1 in the United States for Public Forum for the majority of his senior year of high school. Sinan is also an experienced coach. His students have reached the semifinal round of the Tournament of Champions and CFL Nationals, as well as the finals of the Glenbrooks Tournament. He is currently studying philosophy.
Sinan Ozbay现就读于普林斯顿大学四年级，已经有8年的辩论和执教经验。Sinan在2018年世界大学辩论赛中取得第二名的好成绩，他曾是美国议会辩论赛的全国冠军，曾担任普林斯顿辩论组主席。在公共形式论坛中，Sinan在Harvard Round Robin和Lexington邀请赛中荣获第一名和最佳辩手，同时他也在纽约邀请赛中荣获第三名和第三辩手。