Tori Borlase (Chair): Hi Y’all! I’m excited to be one of the co-chairs for EOF this semester.  I am currently a sophomore at Penn majoring in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, and this will be my second semester as an Equity Officer.  I’m looking forward to making Equity a more effective tool for making APDA an inclusive space for everyone. Please reach out to me at (919) 561-3863 if you have any questions, concerns, or just want to talk! (she/her/hers)

Ally Ross (Chair): Hey all! I’m a senior at Georgetown University, majoring in Global Health. I’ve been an Equity Officer for the past few years, but I’m excited to do more for the committee as a co-chair this semester! If you ever want to talk about equity, APDA, public health, or literally anything else, feel free to reach out to me on facebook or at 937-672-9972! (she/her/hers)

Aishwarya Rajapur: Hi! I am a current sophomore at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, majoring in Economics and (potentially) Computer Science. I have been an equity officer during the Fall 2019 semester and am excited to continue for the upcoming semester. I hope to contribute my efforts to make APDA a safe and accessible place for people of all backgrounds. Feel free to reach out to me via Facebook, email ( or at (857) 231 2049! (she/her/hers)

Auriel Haack: Hey y’all! I’m a senior at Wellesley, double majoring in history and art history. This is my third semester as an equity officer, and I’m always happy to help people learn and grow on the league. Outside of debate, I’m a member of my school’s residential life staff and I work at a toy store. Feel free to FB message me to talk about debate or anything else! 

Charlene Canning: Hola. I’m a freshman at the University of Pennsylvania concentrating in Legal Studies & Business Ethics with a minor in Philosophy. This is my first semester as an Equity Officer, and my personal goals include eliminating barriers to retention for underrepresented minorities. I am very excited to help make debate an equitable experience for all debaters, and I am willing to talk about this or anything else at 610-504-7751,, or via FB messenger. (she/her/hers)

Claire Raulston: I’m a sophomore at George Washington University, studying International Affairs. This is my second semester as an equity officer and I’m so grateful that I can contribute to the committee’s advocacy! Like everyone on the committee, I care so much about making the league a welcoming, respectful, and safe place. If you want to chat about equity or apda or school or music or anything, reach out! You can get ahold of me on facebook messenger, at 816-799-1561, or at

Dominic DeRamo (he/him): Hey! I’m a freshman at Georgetown studying Government, Philosophy, and Disability Studies. I am incredibly excited to serve the APDA community as an Equity Officer and help make debate enjoyable and welcoming to everyone! Feel free to reach out to me on Facebook or email me at

Elizabeth Chen: Hi! I’m a sophomore currently attending the City College of New York at CUNY studying philosophy, anthropology, biology, and economics. I’m really excited to work with all of you and keep APDA equitable! Feel free to reach out to me, even if you just want to say hi!

Emily Ringel: Hi all! I’m a second year at Barnard College of Columbia University, studying computer science and psychology. This is my first semester on the EOF Committee and my second year on APDA. I love APDA and debate and am committed to making APDA more equitable this semester! Feel free to reach out on facebook or at (she/hers)

Emily Shein: Hi! I’m Emily, I use she/her pronouns, I’m a sophomore at Bryn Mawr College, and one of the captains of the Haverford Debate Society. I double major in German and Philosophy, with a concentration in peace, justice, and human rights. This will be my second semester as a member of the EOF Committee and I’m so happy to be able to continue making APDA a more equitable place for all. You can reach me on Facebook or send me an email at if you have any questions.

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Jay Gibbs: I am a fourth year at the University of Chicago studying East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Public Policy, Critical Race, and Political Science. Outside of debate, I’m a big music and arts fan. In debate, my goals most proximate to being an EOF are increasing representation and retention for underrepresented and. You can contact me at, 9192445625, or via Facebook. 

Katie Farrell: Hello all. I am a junior at the University of Pennsylvania studying Philosophy and English Literature with a minor in Film Studies. This is my first semester as an Equity Officer, and I am thrilled to continue our mission of making the league accessible and accountable. But, more importantly, ensuring that all members of APDA  enjoy and have fun from this activity. I am always happy to chat about Equity and debate— or, truly, anything! Reach out to me at anytime at (603) 845-9990,, or on Facebook messenger. 

Kavya Gopinath (she/her): Hi! I’m a sophomore at Brown University studying International and Public Affairs and possibly South Asian Studies. I’m super passionate about making APDA more inclusive and accessible. I’ve been an equity officer for a semester now and I’m excited to continue serving as one on the league! Feel free to reach me on Facebook, email me at or text me at (401)-618-4086. 

Maya Razmi: Hi! I am a sophomore at Harvard University studying Global Health & Health Policy and Chemistry. Apart from debate I conduct research, do martial arts, and work at a global health non-profit. I have served as an equity officer on the league for a semester and am really passionate about it! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me on Facebook or at

If you have something you would like to bring up to board about this committee or individual equity officers, feel free to submit them here.