Public Speaking Mentors

Debate, Business Presentation, Speech

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Sanjana Ahmed

New York City, New York

Public Speaking

My name is Sanjana Ahmed and I am an undergraduate student studying human biology and journalism and am attending the Macaulay Honors College at Hunter College. Over the course of my academic career, I have held multiple leadership roles and participated in activities that have helped advance my skills in public speaking as well as creative writing. These experiences have not only allowed me to learn these skills myself, but also how to impart them given that I often was relied upon to teach others around me. To describe me in a few words, I am an extrovert who values those around me with a knack for networking.

Lindsey Shrodek

Youngstown, Ohio

Public Speaking (Debate)

Lindsey participated in debate for four years and is currently the Vice-President of Speech & Debate at her school. Lindsey learned to research her topics, organize her ideas, and deliver speeches that helped her advocate for others. While completing a project to fight substance abuse, promote childhood literacy, and create an environmental advocacy club, she was confident that her fluency in public speaking could guide her in her journey.


Abraham Paik

Cleveland Heights, Ohio

Public Speaking (Debate)

Abraham is currently ranked #1 in Ohio for Public Forum Debate, is a two-time Tournament of Champions Qualifier, and is a 2019 National Speech and Debate tournament qualifier. Abraham often acts as a role model for other participants of debate at his high school and believes that speech can turn the seemingly mundane into something powerful.

Mack Kramer


Public Speaking/Music Mentor

Hi there! I’m a second-year student at the University of Wyoming, where I do both debate and music. In debate, I was the Wyoming state champion in high school Lincoln-Douglas and qualified for the National Debate Tournament in collegiate Policy last year. Musically, I qualified for All-State all four years of high school and have played as the principal clarinetist in both the band and orchestra. I’ve also participated in the All-Northwest and WIBC honor bands. I play clarinet, saxophone, and trumpet, but I specialize in the clarinet. I also do some music theory. I'm excited to meet you!