NYCUDL Alumni at the White House!

Shout outs to alumni and student debate coach Isabelle Klinghoffer! After high school she was accepted to New York University and just completed a six month fellowship at the White House where she worked on speechwriting and communications for Vice President Biden! Among the speeches she worked on was his Iraq Policy speech and Yale Commencement Address. She was also selected as one of two students to serve as President’s Obama’s Foreign Policy leads where she advised the National Security Council on millennial outreach for the 2016 ISIS Counterterrorism strategy. Isabelle as a middle schooler and high school was a champion debater but more importantly a champion debate coach. She volunteered and taught at several of our summer debate institutes and mentored youth in the NYC Urban Debate League and shared her passion for debate and public speaking with hundreds of students. Isabelle is a great example of taking your debate and public speaking skills and applying to public service and changing the world around you. Congratulations Isabella!