Contact Us!

For any questions, concerns, or comments regarding DI, feel free to contact the chair or the board liaison. Their contact information is listed below.

We also have a DI Discord Channel! Anyone is welcome to join, but people in DI and the mentorship/hybrid program have special chats, so if you’d like access to those things, feel free to apply!

Chair: Ijeoma Obi

Board Liaison: Ahmad Howard (University of Chicago ’24)


  • Eden Rowe (she/her) – Hello everyone! I’m Eden, a sophomore at Columbia majoring in Political Science and either Film/Media Studies or French. It’s my first semester on DI and I’m excited to do what I can to elevate underrepresented voices in APDA. Outside of debate, I enjoy art and video essays. You can reach me at!
  • Audrey Shing
  • Ranen Miao (he/him) – Hi friends! My name is Ranen, a junior at WashU studying Political Science, Sociology, and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. This is my second semester on DI and I’m excited to work with everyone to make APDA more inclusive! On campus, I’m president of my debate team, student body president, and a co-president for the Asian Multicultural Council. I’m really excited to integrate D+I recruitment and retention practices to the WashU team, and to work on implementing national strategies to improve diversity, access, equity, and inclusion. I also love music and watching Netflix in my free time. Feel free to email me at
  • Marilyn Santo
  • Emily Chow (she/her) – Hello, everyone! My name is Emily, and I’m a junior at Rutgers University double majoring in Economics and English and minoring in Political Science. It’s my first semester being part of a committee and I’m excited to get to know everyone and make new connections! I’m very passionate about creating greater diversity and inclusion and am looking forward to applying this work to APDA. My hobbies include baking, art, and reading. You can contact me at!