PACE Officers & Members

PACE Board of Directors 2020-21

Victor Prieto

President — Victor Prieto

Victor Prieto was first introduced to quizbowl at Rice University in 2011. After graduating in 2015, he entered a doctoral program for chemistry at Penn State, where he was pivotal in building a strong quizbowl program that is now a central component of the Pennsylvania circuit (both at the high school and college level). Victor joined PACE in 2015, and edited science for the 2016 and 2018 NSCs. He has previously held the offices of VP of Outreach from 2016 to 2017, VP of Tournament Direction in 2019, and Secretary from 2019 to 2020.

Joe Nutter

Treasurer  — Joe Nutter

Joe Nutter began playing quizbowl for Walnut Hills High School in 2007. He played throughout high school and continued his playing career at Michigan State University, where he served as team president from 2012 to 2014. Since graduation, Joe has continued to be active in the quizbowl community through staffing tournaments, and has attended every NSC since 2011. Joe has been a PACE member since 2014 and previously served as secretary in the 2016 academic year. Joe lives in Atlanta, where he works as a consultant on payments.

Secretary — Catherine Qian

Catherine Qian is a third year in the Huntsman Program in International Studies and Business at the University of Pennsylvania, where she played quizbowl from 2018-2019. Prior, she played for Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School from 2014-2018, where she also edited and served as the Tournament Director for GSAC XXV. As a former recipient of PACE’s Morgan Costa-Rhodes Memorial Scholarship, Catherine is passionate about efforts to make quizbowl a more diverse and accessible activity.

Michael Bentley

Vice President of Editing — Michael Bentley

Michael Bentley played quizbowl at West Chester East High School in Pennsylvania and at the University of Maryland. He currently lives and works in the Seattle area and is involved with the quizbowl team at the University of Washington. Bentley has written and edited for numerous tournaments, including both iterations of College History Bowl and the projector-based tournament Eyes That Do Not See, in which players identify visual artworks from image slides.

Vice President of Tournament Direction — Casey Bindas

Casey Bindas played quizbowl at Canton High School in Michigan, the University of Central Florida, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Michigan Technological University.  He directed tournaments at Michigan Tech and served as club president.  He currently lives in Georgia where he continues to staff high school and college quizbowl tournaments.  Casey has been a member of PACE since 2018 and worked in a control room at the 2019 NSC.  

Vice President of Event Management — Bernadette Spencer

Bernadette Spencer has been a member of PACE since 2008. She has edited religion, philosophy, and social science for multiple NSCs. As Vice President of Event Management of the PACE board, she manages the logistical aspects of the NSC’s physical location and serves as PACE’s liaison with the hotel in which it is hosted.

Rebecca Rosenthal

Director of Communications — Rebecca Rosenthal

Rebecca Rosenthal has been a member of PACE since 2018 and an organizer of quizbowl events since 2014. She served as a team captain of Bergen County Academies in Hackensack, NJ and the founding president of the most recent iteration of the Swarthmore College quizbowl team. She is now a Latin educator living in San Antonio, Texas. She has been a liveblogger, liveblog coordinator and photographer at past NSCs, and will be serving her second term as PACE’s Director of Communication.

David Reinstein

Vice President of Outreach — David Reinstein

David Reinstein was PACE President for two years. He writes the Scobol Solo and Illinois Masonic sets each year, and he directs the New Trier Scobol Solo and New Trier Varsity tournaments. He is an IHSSBCA Board Member and served as Chair for ten years. David coached the New Trier team for 17 years and is in his 29th year of teaching.

Harry White

Vice President of Technology — Harry White

Harry White started playing Quizbowl in 2007 at Thomas Jefferson High School in Alexandria, VA and continued his career in college at Virginia Tech. He currently resides in Northern Virginia, where he volunteers to staff tournaments in the local area. Harry created and continues to maintain the Quizbowl Tournament Database Search, which allows people to find tournament results for players and teams.

Current Membership List

NameDate JoinedAffiliationHome State 
Aaron Rosenberg2008 - JuneUniversity of IllinoisVA
Aidan Mehigan2012 - JulyColumbia UniversityVA
Akshata Pisharody2019 - JulyCollege of William and MaryVA
Alejandro Lopez-Lago2020 - JanuaryUniversity of WashingtonWA
Andrew Feist2015 - JuneDuke UniversityVA
Andrew Wang2016 - JulyUniversity of Illinois, Urbana-ChampaignIL
Ankit Aggarwal2016 - JulyUniversity of California, BerkeleyCA
Athena Kern2016 - JanuaryUniversity of ChicagoIL
Bernadette Spencer2008 - JuneMinneapolis Community and Technical CollegeMN
Bing Bingham2020 - JulyWright State UniversityOH
Casey Bindas2018 - JulyMichigan Technological UniversityGA
Catherine Qian2020 - JulyUniversity of PennsylvaniaVA
Chandler West2020 - JanuaryAuburn UniversityAL
Chloe Levine2018 - JulyHarvard UniversityNY
Chris Ray2007 - JuneThe Ohio State UniversityOH
Cody Voight2014 - JuneVirginia Commonwealth UniversityVA
Colin McNamara2011 - JulyBoise State UniversityID
Connie Tzeng2019 - JulyUniversity of ChicagoIL
David Reinstein2014 - JanuaryNew Trier High SchoolIL
Dylan Minarik2017 - JulyNorthwestern UniversityWI
Emily Dickson2018 - JulyUniversity of PittsburghPA
Eric Xu2018 - JulyUniversity of VirginiaVA
Erik Nelson2018 - JulyPlay Quiz BowlMN
Fred Morlan2008 - JuneUniversity of Kentucky College of PharmacyKY
Harry White2019 - JulyVirginia Polytechnic InstituteVA
Ian Drayer2016 - JulyUniversity of California, Los AngelesCA
Ike Jose2016 - JulyUniversity of Illinois, Urbana-ChampaignIL
Jackie Wu2018 - JulyCarnegie Mellon UniversityPA
James Malouf2019 - JulyUniversity of California, BerkeleyCA
Jason Cheng2014 - JuneUniversity of California, San DiegoCA
Jay Winter2020 - JulyWaukee High School, Iowa Quiz Bowl LeagueIA
Jennie Yang2018 - JulyStanford UniversityCA
Joe Nutter2014 - JanuaryMichigan State UniversityGA
Joelle Smart2012 - JulyRutgers UniversityNJ
Jon Pinyan2012 - JulyBergen County AcademiesNJ
Jon Suh2018 - JulyHarvard UniversityMA
Joshua Rutsky2018 - JulyHoover High School, Alabama Scholastic Competition AssociationAL
Julia Tong2019 - JulyColumbia UniversityNY
Kady Hsu2019 - JulyUniversity of California, BerkeleyCA
Margaret Tebbe2019 - JulyUniversity of PennsylvaniaPA
Marianna Zhang2014 - JuneStanford UniversityCA
Mason Guillot2018 - JulyLouisiana State UniversityLA
Matt Mitchell2018 - JanuaryUniversity of ColoradoCO
Michael Bentley2008 - JuneUniversity of WashingtonWA
Michael Borecki2018 - JulyBowdoin CollegeME
Michael Hundley2012 - JulyVirginia TechVA
Michael Sorice2008 - JuneUniversity of Illinois, Champaign-Centennial High SchoolIL
Moses Kitakule2020 - JulyMD
Naveed Chowdhury2019 - JulyUniversity of Maryland, College ParkMD
Nicholas Clusserath2016 - JanuaryClemson UniversityCO
Niki Peters2016 - JulyUniversity of California, BerkeleyCA
Ophir Lifshitz2017 - FebruaryUniversity of Maryland, College ParkMD
Peter Torres2018 - JulyUniversity of Central FloridaFL
Ramapriya Rangaraju2019 - JulyUniversity of LouisvilleKY
Rebecca Rosenthal2018 - JulySwarthmore CollegePA
Rob Carson2008 - JuneUniversity of MinnesotaMN
Ryan Rosenberg2014 - JanuaryUniversity of North Carolina, Chapel HillIL
Sadie Britton2020 - JanuaryWilliam & MaryVA
Sam Luongo2010 - JulyVirginia Commonwealth UniversityVA
Sarang Yeola2018 - JulyUniversity of Maryland, College ParkMD
Sohum Shenoy2020 - JulyGeorgia Institute of TechnologyGA
Stephen Eltinge2012 - JulyYale UniversityCT
Tejas Raje2019 - FebruaryCornell UniversityIL
Tejas Santanam2019 - JulyGeorgia Institute of TechnologyGA
Tora Husar2020 - JulyUniversity of MinnesotaMN
Tracy Mirkin2019 - JulyUniversity of FloridaFL
Victor Prieto2015 - JunePennsylvania State UniversityPA
Young Fenimore Lee2018 - JulyStanford UniversityIL

Former Boards of Directors

YearPresidentTreasurerSecretaryVP Tournament DirectionVP EditingCommunicationsVP OutreachVP TechVP EventAt-Large
2020Sam Angelo LuongoJoe NutterVictor PrietoEmily DicksonMichael BentleyRebecca RosenthalDavid ReinsteinHarry WhiteBernadette Spencer
2019Fred MorlanMichael BentleyMichael HundleyVictor PrietoIke JoseDylan MinarikChuck Pearson / Jackie WuAndrew FeistBernadette Spencer
2018David ReinsteinMichael BentleyMichael HundleyRyan RosenbergRob CarsonNiki Peters / Alex DamischFred MorlanOphir LifshitzBernadette Spencer
2017David ReinsteinMichael BentleyMichael HundleyGaurav KandlikarRob CarsonMarianna ZhangVictor PrietoAndrew FeistBernadette Spencer
(position created)
(position abolished)
2016Michael BentleyDavid ReinsteinJoe NutterMike SoriceJordan BrownsteinMarianna ZhangNicholas KarasAndrew FeistBernadette Spencer
2015Matt JacksonMichael BentleyJacob WassermanSam AngeloAuroni GuptaRyan RosenbergNicholas KarasStephen EltingeBernadette Spencer
2014Michael BentleyBrian MongilioAidan MehiganSam AngeloRob CarsonMichael HundleyMatt JacksonStephen EltingeMatt Weiner
2013Michael BentleyAaron RosenbergJulie GittingsMatt WeinerEric MukherjeeSam AngeloLily Chen / Matt JacksonDan GoffFred Morlan
2012Michael BentleyAaron RosenbergGeorge BerryMatt WeinerChris Ray / Eric MukherjeeSam AngeloIsaac HirschDan GoffFred Morlan
2011Trygve MeadeDonald TaylorCarsten GehringGautam Kandlikar (and Andrew Hart)*Andy WatkinsHannah KirschCharlie DeesDan GoffIan Eppler
2010Fred MorlanDonald TaylorCarsten GehringMike SoriceChris RayTrygve MeadeEric DouglassChris CarterMatt Weiner
2009E. Thomas ChuckEvan Silberman (and Matt Weiner)Andrew Hart
2008Jessie Connolly FrancisMatt Weiner
2007Dan GreensteinMatt Weiner
2006Dan GreensteinMatt Weiner
2005Dan GreensteinMatt Weiner
2004Dan GreensteinMatt Weiner
2003Allison ManzukMatt Weiner
2002Brian SaxtonMatt Weiner
2001David BykowskiAnthony de Jesus
2000Samer IsmailE. Thomas Chuck
1999Samer IsmailSamer Ismail
1998Samer IsmailSamer Ismail

*Matt Weiner elected and immediately resigned. GK/AH ticket ran in special election and won, with GK to cast votes on board matters.

Former Members

 Joined PACELeft PACE
Jonathan Lazar (Founder)1997 - January1998 - January
Darrah Densmore1998 - January2000 - January
Shawn Pickrell1998 - January2000 - January
David Balsiero2000 - January2000 - January
Eric Huff2000 - January2000 - January
Anthony de Jesus (Trustee)1998 - January2001 - January
Brian Saxton (Trustee)1999 - January2002 - January
Samer T. Ismail (Founder)1997 - January2003 - January
Edmund Schluessel (Trustee)2000 - January2003 - January
Allison Manzuk2000 - January2004 - January
David Bykowski1998 - January2009 - January
Patricia Southard Greenstein2000 - January2009 - January
Jessie Connolly2002 - January2009 - January
Dan Greenstein2003 - January2009 - January
Derek Winkler2003 - January2009 - January
Evan Silberman2007 - January2009 - January
Evan Nagler2008 - January2009 - January
Chris Carter2009 - January2009 - January
Matt Weiner2000 - January2010 - January
Eric Douglass2006 - January2010 - January
Charlie Dees2008 - January2010 - January
Dennis Jang2008 - January2010 - January
Ted Gioia2008 - January2010 - January
Ike Jose2009 - January2010 - January
Ahmed Ismail2004 - January2011 - January
Andrew Hart2008 - January2011 - January
Gautam Kandlikar2008 - January2011 - January
Jonathan Magin2008 - January2011 - January
Trygve Meade2008 - January2011 - January
Andy Watkins2009 - January2011 - January
Donald Taylor2009 - January2011 - January
Ian Eppler2009 - January2011 - January
Matt Chadbourne2009 - January2011 - January
Chris Chiego2010 - January2011 - January
Mehdi Razvi2008 - January2012 - January
Daichi Ueda2009 - January2012 - January
Dwight Wynne2009 - January2012 - January
Emil Thomas Chuck (Founder)1997 - January2013 - January
Kyle Haddad-Fonda2008 - January2013 - January
Cameron Orth2009 - January2013 - January
Guy Tabachnick2009 - January2013 - January
Hannah Kirsch2009 - January2013 - January
Wes Austin2010 - January2013 - January
Lily Chen2012 - January2013 - January
Sharad Vikram2012 - January2013 - January
Tanay Kothari2012 - January2013 - January
Steve Yang2006 - January2014 - January
Dan Goff2008 - January2014 - January
Will Butler2009 - January2014 - January
Isaac Hirsch2011 - January2014 - January
Brian Mongilio2012 - January2014 - January
Matt Weiner2012 - January2015 - January
Carsten Gehring2008 - January2015 - January
George Berry2009 - January2015 - January
Jeffrey Hill2009 - January2015 - January
David Riley2012 - January2015 - January
Olivia Murton2014 - January2015 - January
Jacob Wasserman2012 - January2016 - January
Matthew Jackson2012 - January2016 - January
Adam Silverman2014 - January2016 - January
Nicholas Karas2014 - January2016 - January
Rahul Annabathula2015 - January2016 - January
Andrew Nadig2016 - January2016 - July
Benjamin Herman2015 - January2016 - September
Allison Murner2015 - January2017 - January
Matt Bollinger2011 - July2017 - January
Auroni Gupta2009 - June2017 - January
Jasper Lee2013 - June2018 - January
Max Schindler2013 - June2018 - June
Ryan Humphrey2017 - July2018 - July
Jarrett Greene2015 - June2018 - September
Dan Puma2014 - June2018 - December
Gaurav Kandlikar2015 - June2018 - December
Nathan Weiser2014 - June2019 - January
Richard Yu2014 - January2019 - January
Daniel Hothem2012 - July2019 - January
Chris Greenwood2011 - July2019 - June
Jakob Myers2018 - July2019 - June
Julie Gittings2011 - July2019 - June
Chuck Pearson2018 - July2019 - June
Jason Loy2012 - July2019 - June
Roxanne Ilagan2015 - June2019 - July
Ben Zhang2014 - June2019 - August
Eddie Kim2016 - July2019 - August
Ben Anthony2018 - July2019 - October
Olivia Lamberti2019 - July2019 - November
Eric Mukherjee2008 - June2020 - April
Alex Damisch2017 - July2020 - April
Jordan Brownstein2015 - June2020 - June
Jacob Reed2018 - July2020 - July