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. 

Advisory Board Members

Officers: 

Chair: Ethan Van Ness 

Fundraising Coordinator: Michael Fuentes

Outreach Coordinator: Jessica Moore 

Events Coordinator: Matt Rose

Secretary: Ohm Gore

Judging Coordinator: Kathy Beckman

Ethan Van Ness
Ethan Van Ness

Senior Legislative Aide, U.S. House

Kathy Beckman (Training)
Kathy Beckman (Training)

(Ret.) Senior Trainer, Instructional Designer. US Department of State

Matthew Rose
Matthew Rose

Director, US Policy and Advocacy, Health Gap (Global Access Project)

Renee Reneau
Renee Reneau

Senior Associate, CLS Strategies

Monica Hanratty
Monica Hanratty

Researcher, American Oversight

Ohm Gore
Ohm Gore

Lead Data Scientist, Booz Allen Hamilton

Joe Karam
Joe Karam

Associate Attorney, Offices of Joseph L Manson III

Jonathan Gonzalez
Jonathan Gonzalez

Associate, McCandlish & Holton, Litigation Practice Group

Jessica Moore
Jessica Moore

Senior Data Scientist at LMI

Andrew Arsht
Andrew Arsht

Attorney, Federal Judiciary

Michael Fuentes
Michael Fuentes

Sales Development Rep. at Vorsight

Allison Pickett
Allison Pickett

Director, External Affairs Strategy and Engagement Team, Capital One