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
Events and Outreach Coordinator: Matt Rose
Secretary: Ohm Gore
Judging Coordinator: Kathy Beckman

Ethan Van Ness
Ethan Van Ness

Senior Legislative Aide, U.S. House

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Kathy Beckman (Training)
Kathy Beckman (Training)

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

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Matthew Rose
Matthew Rose

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

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Renee Reneau
Renee Reneau

Senior Associate, CLS Strategies

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Ohm Gore
Ohm Gore

Lead Data Scientist, Booz Allen Hamilton

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Joe Karam
Joe Karam

Associate Attorney, Offices of Joseph L Manson III

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Jonathan Gonzalez
Jonathan Gonzalez

Associate, McCandlish & Holton, Litigation Practice Group

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Jessica Moore
Jessica Moore

Senior Data Scientist at LMI

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Andrew Arsht
Andrew Arsht

Attorney, Federal Judiciary

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Michael Fuentes
Michael Fuentes

Sales Development Rep. at Vorsight

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Allison Pickett
Allison Pickett

Director, External Affairs Strategy and Engagement Team, Capital One

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