Monica Amestoy

Monica debated for Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy in La Cañada, CA, where they helped start the debate team and was the first person to attend TOC from their school. As a junior, they reached out rounds of the NDCA championships. As a senior, they reached quarterfinals of the Harvard Westlake Tournament, earned top speaker at the Cal Berkeley Invitational, and received speaker awards at many other tournaments while reaching deep outrounds at Valley, Apple Valley, Alta, VBT, College Prep, Stanford and Berkeley. Monica also competed at the Hockaday and Lexington Round Robins. In college, she debated for the University of Utah where she reached three final rounds of NPDA style parli debate. Monica’s students have have done very well at tournaments like TOC as well as getting to the final round of many local and national tournaments. Over the years Monica has coached at VBI, NSD, PDI, DebateLA and the University of Utah debate camp. Monica has taught everything from high level performance theory lectures to local debate focus week. Areas of Expertise: critical race theory, performance studies, post-structuralist theory, decoloniality, and a guilty pleasure for theory debates.

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