Elyssa is the DebateDrills Club Team's General Manager. She holds a B.A. from the State University of New York, Binghamton, where she is additionally currently pursuing a M.A.
As a competitor, Elyssa qualified to the TOC her junior and senior years. As a senior, she advanced to elimination rounds of every tournament she attended, in addition to competing at numerous round robins including the Greenhill round robin, the Penn round robin and the Hockaday round robin. She also successfully competed in traditional debate styles, finishing 5th at the CFL Nationals in 2016.