RAFFI PILIERO

Partner | Director of Content 
He, Him, His

Raffi oversees DebateDrills' Debate Content. He is a senior at Georgetown University and has spent his entire coaching career with DebateDrills. Under his stewardship, DebateDrills students have had unprecedented success, including championships at TOC, TFA State, the Glenbrooks (2x), Apple Valley, Harvard-Westlake, Lexington, Loyola, Stanford and Voices.  

As a competitor, Raffi was one of the most successful high school debaters in the past decade. He was in elimination debates (top 16) of the TOC twice and won the Greenhill + Greenhill Round Robin Invitational. In college, he competed in Policy Debate fo Georgetown University, where he and his partner were a top 15 ranked teams in the United States during the 2019-2020 season.  

Raffi says: "I love teaching students to try their best for competitive success, but am even more passionate about making sure that the skills they take from debate can be applied to the real world."