As a competitor, Raffi was one of the most successful debaters in the past decade. He debated for Harrison High School for four years, was in elimination debates (top 16) of the TOC twice, won the Greenhill Invitational and the Greenhill Round Robin, and advanced to late elimination debates at virtually every prestigious tournament he attended his senior year. He now does policy debate at Georgetown University, where he qualified to the National Debate Tournament in his first year.
As a coach, his students have received 20+ bids, won the TFA State Touranment and Lexington Invitational, reached finals of the TOC, and reached late elimination rounds at almost every major invitational in the country.
Raffi will be directing the content for our TOC preparation group. Raffi says: "I love teaching students to try their best for competitive success, but am even more passionate about making sure that the skills they take from debate can be applied to the real world."