Russell Michelson

Founder of Paper Box Web Design

Russell Michelson got hooked on the debate when he joined his high school team. He participated in Lincoln-Douglas and speech events all four years. In college, he developed a love for teaching during his four years at the university's Speaking Center. There, he tutored hundreds of students on effective presentation skills, created and gave workshops, and led a staff of other tutors. He continued his debate career in college, and in his free time, judged debate and public speaking competitions. Also in college, he honed his ability to think on his feet by joining the school's improv troupe and performing stand-up comedy regularly. After graduating, Russell became a senior instructor at Harvard Debate Council for a summer and is very excited to be returning to Capitol Debate for his second year. He has a bachelor's degree in communication from the University of Mary Washington.