WUDL Advisory Board

The Washington Urban Debate League's Advisory Board is a group dedicated to spreading the educational benefits of policy debate through public middle and high schools to under-served communities in the DC area. Members of the advisory board are very involved in the WUDL, judging at debate tournaments, recruiting new volunteers, organizing fundraising events, and coaching teams and more in their spare time.  

The Advisory Board is built upon three pillars: 

  • Community

  • Service

  • Fundraising

Each member of the Advisory Board has agreed to serve a term of 1 year, to contribute their time to volunteering at WUDL tournaments and events, and to using their network to build support for the WUDL. 

2019-2020 Advisory Board Members


Chair: Ethan Van Ness (Not Pictured)

Fundraising Coordinator: TBD

Outreach and Events Coordinator: Jessica Moore (Not Pictured)

Judging Coordinator: Kathy Beckman

Arielle Giordano
Director, Federal/State Government Affairs, Canadian Pacific Railroad
Renee Reneau
Senior Associate, CLS Strategies
Kathy Beckman
(Ret.) Senior Trainer, Instructional Designer. US Department of State
Matt Rose
Director, US Policy and Advocacy, Health Gap (Global Access Project)
Jonathan Gonzalez
Associate, McCandlish & Holton, Litigation Practice Group
Andrew Arsht
Attorney, Federal Judiciary
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