Cornell University

I graduated with an MBA from Cornell in 2021 and also completed a semester of coursework in international development at the London School of Economics.

While at Cornell, I served as President of the Adam Smith Society and Vice President of the Johnson Consulting Club.

Deloitte National Case Competition in Maryland

University of Southern California

In 2016, I graduated with a B.S. magna cum laude from USC.

As a reseach assistant, I worked with professor Shon Hiatt and Jake Grandy to analyze the impact of social movements on enabling or constraining business activities and how that ability is moderated by the autonomy government regulators have in approving licenses.

Research Interests

  • Organizational Strategy
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • International Trade Policy
  • Digital Transformation

Speech & Debate

College Policy Debate

At USC, I was a member of the Trojan Debate Squad, debating topics that included: US military presence, presidential war powers, energy/climate policy, and numerous other domestic, foreign, and legal controversies.

After graduating, I became an assistant coach for the debate team at UC Berkeley.

Debate Topics

  • Alternative Energy
  • Climate Change
  • Immigration Reform
  • Space Exploration
  • Presidential War Powers
  • China Trade
  • Marijuana Decriminalization
  • Education Reform


  • 2012-2016
    College Debate
    • Qualified for the National Debate Tournament (NDT) 3x (2013, 2014, 2016)

    • Elimination rounds of major national tournaments:
      • Jesuit Invitational at Gonzaga University
      • Baby Jo Memorial at University of Missouri-Kansas City
      • Henry Clay Debates at University of Kentucky
      • Franklin R. Shirley Classic at Wake Forest University
      • Kathryn Klassic at Cal State Fullerton
      • Cal Swing at University of California, Berkeley
      • Texas Open at University of Texas, Austin

    • Ranked in the top 20 of nearly 325 teams nationwide in 2016 Coaches Poll and 2016 Glicko College Debate Rankings

    • Invited to Pitt Round Robin at University of Pittsburg

      Ideen Saiedian USC College Debate

  • 2008-2012
    High School Debate
    • State Championship: 1st Place 6A 2-Speaker Debate

    • DCI Championship: 1st Place (7-0 record), Kansas Debate Coaches Invitational

    • DCI Top Speaker: 1st Place Top Speaker Award, Kansas Debate Coaches Invitational

    • 4th Place at CFL National Tournament in Washington, D.C.

    • Top 25 at NFL National Tournament in Dallas, Texas