UGA has a growing squad of talented debaters, with varying degrees of high school and college policy debate experience.
Tucker Boyce is a junior from Alpharetta majoring in Economics and minoring in French. He is interested in foreign travel and international relations. He qualified for the National Debate Tournament in 2015, won the Liberty University debate tournament, and finished second at the Naval Academy debate tournament. He also earned top speaker at the 2015 Lafayette debates, an annual public debate tournament sponsored by the French Embassy.
Kristin is a senior from Sequoyah High School where she debated for four years. She is majoring in History, Cognitive Science, Psychology, and Linguistics with a minor in Anthropology. When not debating, Kristin works as a server in Athens and as a teaching assistant for the university. She plans to pursue her masters degree at the University of Georgia in either Artificial Intelligence or Education.
Katie is a second year, originally from Calhoun, Georgia, where she debated for four years at Calhoun High School. She is majoring in Psychology and minoring in Public Health and Women's Studies. As a freshman, Katie was an octafinalist at Indiana and closed out JV districts, where she was also 3rd speaker.
Cameron Henderson is a first year debater at the University of Georgia and he debated for four years at Houston County High School. Cameron is majoring in International Affairs and plans on living in Washington DC to work in politics. His hobbies include watching Netflix, playing video games, and cooking/baking. Cameron has made it to the elimination rounds of national tournaments such as the University of Kentucky and Chattahoochee. He was also the recipient of the Steve Stein award for excellence during the 2013-2014 debate season.
Victoria Yonter is a first-year debater from Marshfield, MO, where she did 4 years of lay debate for Marshfield High School. Continuing as the math nerd she was in high school, Victoria is now a math and economics double-major. She is honored to be a part of the Foundation Fellowship program at UGA and is also involved in Honors Program Student Council, MathCounts Outreach, Math Club, and Econ Society. Her hobbies outside of debate include baking, playing piano, and napping.
I'm Swapnil Agrawal, a freshman policy debater out of Chamblee High School in Atlanta, Georgia. I'm majoring in Economics and International Affairs. I'm also a Foundation Fellow at UGA. I hope to one day win a debate on China War Good.
Nathan Rice is a first year debater at the University of Georgia majoring in International Affairs and Political Science with a minor in Chinese. He debated 4 years at Roswell High School where he qualified to the Tournament of Champions and reached the elimination rounds of numerous national tournaments. At the University of Kentucky he was top speaker, and he won both the Samford University and Florida Blue Key tournaments. Nathan was also the top speaker at the GFCA State tournament, in which he reached the semi-finals.
Advait is a freshman who attended Atholton High School in Columbia, Maryland. He reached the quarterfinals of the 2015 Tournament of Champions and earned speaker awards and participated in the late elims of the Emory, MBA, Glenbrooks, NYC Invitational, Wake Forest, and Harvard tournaments. He also finished in the top 10 of the national "coaches poll" for high school policy teams.His academic interests include economics and international affairs and he's jazzed about the prospect of rooting for the Dawgs on Saturdays in the fall.
Steven will graduate from the University in 2019. He debated for two years at Killian Hill Christian School; he won high speaker ranks under the NSDA league and he and his partner won 2nd place in an AACS national competition. He intends to major in Business Management and minor in Music, as he plays the piano and the accordion. His other hobbies include traveling, rafting, playing video games, and debating.
Allie is a freshman from Woodstock, GA. She is majoring in English and Philosophy with pre-Law intent. In addition to debate, Allie is a member of the Honors college, a provisional member of University Judiciary, treasurer for the Myers Community Council, and a volunteer with Thomas Lays After School Program and Watkinsville First Baptist. She plans to gratuate in 2019 and attend law school at UGA.
Amanda Joffe is a 2nd year student from Marietta, GA. She was Vice President of Walton High School’s debate team. She is an International Affairs major with minors in Chinese Language and Korean Language and Literature. She plans to attend law school, and hopes to pursue a career in international law or politics. She is on the executive board of the UGA College Republicans and Phi Alpha Delta, and is very involved in Delta Gamma and the Language Partner Program. In her spare time, she loves to read historical novels and volunteer at the local animal shelter.
I am a junior doing my third year of debate. I major in International Affairs & Political Science, and am minoring in Comparative Literature. I plan on using my political interests to attend grad school and ultimately work in or with the federal government.
I attended the NDT my first two years, and have won elimination rounds at the Wake Forest and Northwestern tournaments. I used to debate at Dunwoody High School, and took a new program to the Tournament of Champions twice.
My favorite hobbies/interests are the following -- all Atlanta sports (& UGA football), science fiction (movies, books, comics, cartoons), frisbee, and Nintendo games (mainly Super Smash Bros and Mario Kart).
Chetan will be a senior debater at the University of Georgia, majoring in Microbiology and Economics. He's cleared and received speaker awards at several debate tournaments, including clearing at the 2015 NDT and was also a member of the UGA team that defeated the Oxford Union. He attended Johns Creek High School where he qualified their first team to the Tournament of Champions and received a speaker award.
Flora Patel is a first year at the University of Georgia and she debated at Houston County High School for the past four years. She is currently majoring in international affairs with a minor in political science. She plans to go onto law school and then Washington D.C. to work in politics. In Flora's free time she enjoys reading, netflixing and dancing.