Belén Mella graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University. She concentrated in Social Studies, a major that encompasses politics, philosophy, and economics. Her thesis was awarded the Science, Technology, and Society Undergraduate Essay Prize.
She has extensive coaching experience, working at the National High School Debate League of China, the Horace Mann School in New York, various debate camps in the United States, and the Harvard Association Cultivating Inter-American Democracy across Latin America.
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.
Belen Mella以二等优异成绩毕业于哈佛大学。她攻读专注于社会科学研究专业，这个专业专业涵盖涉及政治学、哲学和经济学。她的论文获得了本科生“科学、技术与和社会”本科生论文奖。她有丰富的指导经验，曾在中国高中生美式辩论联赛（NHSDLC）中国全国高中辩论联盟、纽约霍瑞斯曼高中（Horace Mann School）、美国的各种辩论营以及哈佛大学促进拉丁美洲泛美民主促进协会（Harvard Association Cultivating Inter-American Democracy across Latin America）工作。Belén曾代表参加过迈阿密海滩高中参加美国的公开共论坛辩论比赛。作为一个高中生时，她就曾获得埃默里大学巴克利了Emory Barkley论坛辩论赛和佛罗里达州立锦标赛的冠军。此外，Belén还曾入围“闯入了全美国天主教辩论联赛”法证同盟锦标赛的决赛、“佛罗里达蓝钥匙”Blue Key半决赛，“格伦布鲁克演讲与辩论联赛”、Glenbrooks、“新星高中精英赛”Nova Titan以及“全美演讲与辩论冠军联赛”的四分之一决赛。她曾经在全美排名第四，并曾进入闯进过2014年全美演讲与辩论联盟NSDA全国比赛的终极决赛最后几轮。
Evan Streams first got involved in debate in 2006 has been coaching debate for 8 years. In that time his students have won more than a hundred awards in multiple leagues and styles, including most recently qualifying for the Tournament of Champions in Public Forum. His students have also made it to the finals of the NHSDLC national championship. In high school, he was Connecticut's state champion. He currently coaches at the Dalton School and studies at Columbia University.
Evan Streams有着13年辩论经验，并且已经执教辩论8年了。在这段时间里，他的学生在多个联赛的不同组别中赢得了100多个奖项，包括最近一次获得公开论坛冠军联赛的资格。他的学生也进入了NHSDLC全国锦标赛的决赛。高中时，他是康涅狄格州辩论赛的冠军。目前，他在道尔顿商学院(Dalton School)担任教练，并在哥伦比亚大学(Columbia University)学习。
Rebekah Ninan is currently a Schwarzman Scholar getting her masters degree at Tsinghua University. Previously, she attended Princeton University where she was a member of the Princeton Debate Panel and president of Princeton’s political and debate union, Whig Clio. During her four years as a Public Forum debater, Rebekah was a three-time national qualifier, Tennessee debate student of the year, a semifinalist at the Myers Park invitational, and an octafinalist at multiple national tournaments. In 2015, Rebekah was the top seed at nationals in public forum debate going undefeated in preliminary rounds. As a college parliamentary debater, she won multiple speaker awards her novice year and was selected to debate at the Oxford IV.
Rebekah Ninan目前正在清华大学“苏世民学者项目”攻读硕士学位。此前，她就读于普林斯顿大学，是“普林斯顿大学辩论小组”的成员，也是普林斯顿大学政治和辩论联盟 （Whig Clio）的主席。在担任公开共论坛制辩手的四年中，Rebekah曾三次获得全美国性辩论赛参赛资格，获得过“田纳西州年度学生辩手”称号，并进入“闯进Myers Park邀请赛”半决赛，并入围以及多项 多次“成为全美国锦标赛”16八强。2015年，Rebekah成为是全美国公开共论坛辩论赛的头号种子选手，在预赛轮次中取得“零败”记录没有任何战败记录。作为一名大学国会式辩论赛议会辩手，她在新手赛中新人时期曾获得多个辩论奖项，并被选拔参加“牛津校际赛”入选Oxford IV锦标赛。
Alexander has over eight years experience competing and coaching US speech and debate. As a competitor, he won and placed at numerous local and regional tournaments at both the high school and collegiate level. This includes receiving top speaker at the IPDA Nationals tournament. He has over two years coaching experience in the United States. His students have won numerous state championship titles including Congressional Debate, Extemporaneous Speaking, and Impromptu.
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。
Matthew debated public forum for four years at the Nueva High School in San Mateo, California. As a member of the first graduating class of his high school, Matt played a large role in founding and establishing the debate team at Nueva. Some of his most notable accomplishments include championing the Tournament of Champions (2017), the ASU Invitational (2017), and the Bronx Science Tournament (2015). Matt also competed in APDA style college debate in 2018. Now, Matt studies political science, math, and economics at Swarthmore college.
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。
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.
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。
Alex has coached debate all over the world, including China. Her students include the first NHSDLC team to win both the Harvard and Stanford PF competition. Also, she has taught at many PF camps helping students prepare for competitions including the NHSDLC nationals.
Competitively Alex took part in British parliamentary and transitioned to US college Policy debate. She reached the elimination rounds of many competitions, including top speaker. Outside of debate, Alex helps set up debate leagues in new places including underserved communities in the UK and India.
Valeryia has been involved in competitive debating and debate coaching for around 8 years. Competitively, Valeryia's achievements include becoming the champion of Beijing Women's Debate Challenge 2018; grand-finalist of Lviv Open 2017, Beijing Debate Open 2015 & DAPDI 2015; and semi-finalist of McKinsey Debate Cup 2016. Valeryia has also won numerous speaking awards and has been invited to judge and CA various BP tournaments in China. Valeryia has previously coached at NHSDLC winter camp and for the past year, she has been working as a debate coach and debate program developer. Her students achieved outstanding results reaching Semi-final at the biggest Asian Parliamentary youth debating competition in South Korea - YTN-HUFS. Valeryia has a Bachelor's degree in simultaneous interpretation from Minsk State Linguistic University and a Master's degree in China Studies from the Yenching Academy of Peking University.