Elyssa debated for Harrison High School and graduated in 2016. As a competitor, she 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.
She enjoys debates that emphasize critical thinking and research skills and hopes to instill confidence in her students while reminding them to focus on intellectual curiosity and growth. She currently manages operations and logistic for DebateDrills' Private Prep-Sharing Group, in addition to being a drill instructor.