Richard Barnett '90
Education: Stanford University (A.B.), Stanford University (A.M.)
Current Occupation: Chief Marketing Officer at Supplyframe
Testimonial: "Debate impacted my life in many ways, training my mind in critical reasoning and increasing my ability to learn new topics and fields quickly. I believe we need to train the next generation with those skills more than ever before in a postmodern culture characterized by fluid identities, polarization, and challenges to shared meaning and systems of expertise."
Nathan Baum '05
Education: Northwestern University (B.A.), University of Texas School of Law (J.D.)
Current Occupation: Senior Associate at Norton Rose Fulbright
Testimonial: "Greenhill debate was the most rewarding program I’ve ever been involved in. There is a famous saying that going to Greenhill and not at least trying debate is like going to Paris and not seeing the Eiffel Tower. Greenhill debate is one of the most successful programs of any sport or activity in the country. It is academic competition in its highest form. The program opens up so many doors--every college admissions department knows Greenhill debate and the debate connections I’ve made in the Dallas lawyer community are immense. Greenhill debate is recognized throughout the country because of the decades of success that Greenhill debaters have had."
Tem Bendapudi '98
Education: Harvard College (B.A.), Stanford University School of Medicine (MD)
Current Occupation: Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School in Division of Hematology and Blood Transfusion Service
Andrew Bradt '98
Education: Harvard College (B.A.), Harvard Law School (J.D.)
Current Occupation: Professor of Law & Faculty Director, Civil Justice Research Initiative at University of California, Berkeley
Austin Denesuk '10
Education: Lafayette College (B.A.)
Current Occupation: Talent Agent at Creative Artists Agency
Testimonial: "Being a talent agent requires having to be persuasive, using evidence to negotiate better deals for our clients, and speak/pitch/sell very publicly to large groups of people who are usually much older and more experienced. A number of my colleagues struggle with the public speaking part of our job. This has always been one of my better skills which I do attribute to debate!"
Rashad Hussain '97
Education: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (B.A.), Harvard University (M.A., MPA), Yale Law School (J.D.)
Current Occupation: Director for Partnerships and Global Engagement at the National Security Council, Deputy Associate Counsel to President Barack Obama, former United States Special Envoy to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation
Arnav Kejriwal '10
Education: Washington University in St. Louis (B.A.)
Current Occupation: Founder at Spin Servers
Testimonial: "Debate helped me build communication skills that you need in top-tier negotiation - I've closed many big deals and successfully presented in front of some major companies, and I attribute that to my time in debate."
Ambika Kumar '99
Education: Duke University (B.A.), University of Chicago Law School (J.D.)
Current Occupation: Partner, Co-Chair, Media Law Practice at Davis Wright Tremaine
Shawn Leamon '05
Education: Dartmouth College (B.A.), IE Business School (M.B.A.)
Current Occupation: Chief Strategist at LaGrande Marketing
Elena McFann '86
Education: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (B.S.), Southern Methodist University (MBA), Dartmouth College (MHCDS)
Current Occupation: President, Medicare at Anthem, Inc.
Testimonial: "My speech and debate training at Greenhill honed my skills at examining matters from multiple angles; organizing my thoughts, arguments, and evidence; testing hypotheses; being thoughtful about what will resonate with an audience; and thinking quickly on my feet. I am very comfortable speaking in almost any setting, including speaking to our Board of Directors about our business vision, strategies, and results."
Alex More '01
Education: University of Texas at Austin (B.A.), University of Texas School of Law (J.D.)
Current Occupation: Chair of Business Litigation Practice at Carrington Coleman
John Oden '99
Education: University of Michigan (B.A.), Southern Methodist University (MBA)
Current Occupation: Managing Director Transaction Services at Whitley Penn
Testimonial: "I do financial due diligence on mergers and acquisitions transactions. Debate has proven to be very useful in running meetings with successful CEO’s and CFO’s."
Robyn Patterson '11
Education: University of Southern California (B.A.)
Current Occupation: Deputy Communications Director, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
Testimonial: "Debate taught me how to make organized, fact-based, and persuasive arguments to all kinds of audiences. That's a skill I use every day when talking to reporters, planning out a message, or briefing elected officials."
Della Sentilles '02
Education: Yale University (B.A.), University of Texas School of Law (J.D.)
Current Occupation: Trial Lawyer, Fraud Section at U.S. Department of Justice
Matt Stolbach '98
Education: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (S.B), Carnegie Mellon University (MSCF), The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth (MBA)
Current Occupation: Senior Director of Business Operations at LinkedIn
Dr. Caitlin Talmadge '99
Education: Harvard University (A.B.), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Ph.D.)
Current Occupation: Associate Professor of Security Studies, Georgetown University & Senior Fellow in Foreign Policy, Brookings Institution
Testimonial: "Debate helped me develop my verbal communication skills so that I could successfully present my research in public talks, which is very important in my field. Some places where I have recently spoken include Harvard, Yale, the U.S. Naval War College, the Pentagon, the White House, the RAND Corporation, the Brookings Institution, Lawrence Livermore National Labs."
Karen (Tenehaus) Unterman '04
Education: Northwestern University (B.S.)
Current Occupation: Director, Boston Medtech Department at Cambridge Consultants
Testimonial: "I lead the MedTech department in a technology and product development consulting firm. For much of the last 10+ years I worked as human factors engineer and strategist - conducting primary and secondary research to understand user needs and identify potential market opportunities in the medical device and pharma sectors. A big part of the reason I have been successful is my analytical and communication skills - able to take large amounts of information and distill it in a way that is compelling/insightful for clients. I attribute those skills to debate."
Marc Wallenstein '98
Education: Harvard University (A.B.), Yale Law School (J.D.)
Current Occupation: Partner at Korein Tillery
Sohail Yousuf '98
Education: Stanford University (B.S.)
Current Occupation: Portfolio Manager at Q Investments