Speech and Debate USA is a student-run speech and debate club.  The leadership is divided between the President & Acting Director, Regional Directors, and State Leaders.


2013-2014 Leaders

President & Acting Director—Olyvia Chinchilla

Contact: Olyvia@speechanddebateusa.com




Olyvia is in her second year at Northwestern University (in Evanston, IL), majoring in Economics.   In high school, the 2013-2014 season was her fifth and final year of NCFCA competition.  Each of the previous years, she competed at the regional level in Team Policy debate and multiple speech events.  She qualified to Regionals and won numerous awards in Apologetics, Impromptu, Persuasive, Extemporaneous, Illustrated Oratory, and Informative.  She also competed at the national level in Persuasive in 2012.  In 2013, Olyvia and her partner were Octafinalists at the NCFCA Region VI Regional Invitational, and Olyvia won third place Team Policy Speaker.  In 2014, Olyvia and her partner were again Octafinalists and missed qualifying to Nationals by two slots.  Olyvia competed at the 2014 National Championship in Informative speaking.  In college, Olyvia competes on the Northwestern University Federal Reserve Challenge Team, where students research the state of the economy and propose monetary policy before a board of economists.  Last year Olyvia was a Research Assistant, helping the team to 2nd place at Regionals, and this year she was one of the five Presenting Members, winning 1st at Regionals and qualifying to Nationals.  Her hobbies outside the classroom include serving as a campus tour guide, playing women's club ultimate frisbee, and serving as a Taste of Home cooking magazine Field Editor  

Region I Director

Contact: RegionI@speechanddebateusa.com

Region II Director

Contact: RegionII@speechanddebateusa.com

Region III Director

Contact: RegionIII@speechanddebateusa.com

Region IV Director

Contact: RegionIV@speechanddebateusa.com

Region V Director

Contact: RegionV@speechanddebateusa.com

Region VI Director

Contact: RegionVI@speechanddebateusa.com 

Region VII Director

Contact: RegionVII@speechanddebateusa.com

Region VIII Director

Contact: RegionVIII@speechanddebateusa.com 

Region IX Director

Contact: RegionIX@speechanddebateusa.com 

Region X Director

Contact: RegionX@speechanddebateusa.com