Judge Philosophies

Abhishek Singh - NOF

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Afreen Khan - NOF

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Alan Wang - iLearn

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Alex Chon - NOF

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Alex Night - NOF

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Amanda Nobra - NOF

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Amy Lee - A2S

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Andrew Yllescas - NOF

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Ashley Butler - NOF

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Beth Cole - NOF

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Bing Neris - LYL

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Brennan Mock - Confident Class

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Chris Robles - QDLearning

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Cindy Gutierrez - NOF

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Cindy Ma - Velasquez Academy

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Damaris Rosales - Roosevelt

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Dara Adebanjo - NOF

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Deborah Onabajo - NOF

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Derrick Braswell - NOF

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Eltho John - Young Voices

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Erica Zhu - LYL

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Frank Ziyanfan - iLearn

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Gary Li - LYL

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Gavin Zhu - LYL

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Griffin Abrams - A2S

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Gustavo Lanz - LeapUp

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Hazel Huang - S&D Institute

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Israel Beltran - Wilshire

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Jakob Tran - S&D Institute

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Janiel Victorino - QDLearning

My Competitive Career consists of 4 years in the collegiate Circuit; Saddleback College (2015-17), and CSUF (2017-19). I have been a speech and debate judge for the MS/HS circuit since 2017, and for the Collegiate Circuit since 2019. if you need clarification on a ballot, please send an email to [ jvictorino0.forensicsjudge@gmail.com ]

Ballot Style:

Where possible I add timestamps to help students pinpoint exact moments in their speech that address the issue as noted by comment. I have made it a personal philosophy to try never have less than 5 sentences on any ballot.

if I am unable to comment on evidence organization or speech writing due to speed, I tend to focus on minute analysis of nonverbal decisions.

Debate Philosophy: I can comfortably judge parli, LD, PF, SPAR & Congress, but it is not part of my competitive background. I don't have experience with policy debate as of this writing.

I LOVE it when students are able to be fully themselves and have fun in a round. I value organization uniqueness and clash during rounds. Regardless of your evidence quantity, I love it when students are able to have versatile/creative arguments but clear and concise writing. Please signpost. I am looking for how competitors set up all provided evidence in round AND Questioning to counter rebuttals (which means my biggest thing is how evidence is arranged to construct unique arguments), although I also appreciate the occasional framework discussion. I appreciate having round evidence forwarded to me via email, but since I have been in the debate world less than my speech career, I am a flow judge and RFDs will be made purely from in-round proceedings. While I consider initiative and prominence as important (especially in congress) I also do my best to recognize reasons why certain students are not as prominent in round.

I can speed read a little, but I would exercise caution especially during online tournaments. I mentioned earlier that I timestamp comments where possible, but I would sincerely appreciate if students could self time so I can focus on ballots. Professionalism is important to me, but not to the point where a student is quiet, if you have to say something offensive, please keep it within the confines of debate evidence. I like high-energy rounds, whether via morale building or aggressive pacing, but its not the end of the world if the round has calmer proceedings :)

Clarity > Speed.


Jess Jieunlim - iLearn

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Jing Shu - A2S

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Julia Cheng - LYL

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Kabang Lauron - S&D Institute

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Kaitlyn Horng - LYL

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Karon Petty - NOF

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Kathy Zhu - iLearn

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Kennedy Hack-Juman - AmerHer

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Kristina Rietveld - NOF

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Kyler Groner - Hired

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Lauren Velasquez-Galvez - Velasquez Academy

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Manitta Mathew - Young Voices

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Michael Starzynski - NOF

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Muskaan Mahajan - NOF

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Nicole Lee - Wilshire

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Rachel Wear - NOF

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Ranjith Kutty - Young Voices

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Rebecca Li - A2S

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Roshi Ranjith - Young Voices

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Sarina Wang - NOF

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Sheetal Nayak - Young Voices

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Shreyan Singha - NOF

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Sirisha Gandi - Young Voices

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Sreesha Nambiar - Young Voices

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Srikanth Mohan - GSA

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Tai Du - NOF

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Travis Cornett - NOF

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Veronica Galvez - Velasquez Academy

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Yashesh Shroff - Young Voices

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Yegor Zenkov - Hired

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Yun Ye - A2S

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xuejing (Helena) Shen - A2S

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