Eli Leadham currently debates at Wake Forest University in NDT/CEDA policy and competed in LD and Policy all of high school. They have cleared at several college tournaments, including Navy and CEDA nationals. In High School, Eli reached deep elims of state and numerous bid rounds. In High School, Eli was team captain and spent a large part of their time coaching, having previously coached and judged for their novices, the Portland Urban Debate League, and middle schoolers. Their debate interests include high theory kritiks, performance debate, theories of racial capitalism, queer and trans theory, and abolitionist thought, activism, and organizing.