Leadership Board 2018-19
Arinarkin, Mike, Class of 2021
Mike is a Class of 2021 student at the University of Rochester double majoring in Computer Science & Business with a cluster in dance (although he may change majors once again, of course). Mike discovered debate at the University of Rochester, participating in both British Parliamentary and Policy debate throughout the year. Born and raised in Moscow, Russia, Mike considers himself a global citizen striving to improve the globe for all. Mike's life purpose could be summarized as “making the world ever better while having fun and earning money"
Himi, Tahsin Rakib, Class of 2020
Himi is currently a Biomedical Engineering student. She is from New York City but was born and raised in Bangladesh for the most part. One thing she strongly believes is that no one is born a debater and everyone can learn the art of persuasion! Feel free to reach out if you want to grab bubble tea or talk about Gossip Girl / Grey's Anatomy!
Kambilonje, Vitumbiko, Class of 2020
Vitumbiko is a native of Malawi reading Political Science with concentrations in Business and Economics. In the coming academic year, Vitumbiko hopes to bolster both formats of debate, and strengthen URDU's presence at the University of Rochester. In his leisure time, he can be found in your local library reading a picture book or enjoying a good podcast.
Linganur, Niki, Class of 2020
Manuele, Dylan, Class of 2021
Dylan is a sophomore majoring in Biomedical Engineering. Dylan likes to play guitar, tennis, and build things in his free time. As this year’s Publicity Manager, Dylan's goal is to increase URDU’s involvement on campus and reach out to more students interested in debate.
Ntshangase, Sakhile, Class of 2021
Sakhile Ntshangase is freshmen from Johannesburg, South Africa. He is double majoring in International Relations, and Economics with a minor in African and African American Studies. He is also passionate about race, black economic empowerment, and social justice. Among other things, he enjoys traveling, reading books, writing, dancing, and listening to music. Sakhile aspires to contribute to making URDU a better, and safe space for everyone, and is excited to grow as a debater, a leader, and public speaker.
Ollarvez, Andres, Class of 2019
Spanish Language Debate Captain
Orko, Warish, Class of 2021
British Parliamentary Debate Captain
Warish is an aspiring Epicurean from Dhaka, Bangladesh. Currently part of the Class of 2021, he is pursuing a major in Biomedical Engineering. When not pursuing lofty goals of reverse-engineering the human brain and satiating an ever-expanding appetite for knowledge, he can be found enjoying dense science-fiction novels, digital art, and melancholic hip-hop music.
Voltime, Charles, Class of 2021
Policy Debate Captain