PACE Officers & Members

PACE Board of Directors 2022-23

Mia McGill – President
Mia McGill (she/they) joined PACE in 2021, but has been involved with quizbowl since 2015. She lives (and staffs tournaments) in Minnesota, where she coaches both the Irondale High School and state NASAT teams. She’s passionate about equity, accessibility, and misconduct reform within quizbowl, and is excited to spend the next few years working to improve PACE’s infrastructure to make the organization’s programs (including NSC) the best that they can be.

Michael Bentley – Treasurer
Michael Bentley joined PACE in 2008. He has formerly served as PACE’s President and VP of Editing. He has also worked on technology projects with PACE including an online tournament guide, a USB buzzer system, and the QEMS2 question management system. Michael is based in Seattle and continues to play and write open tournaments.

Victor Prieto – Secretary
Victor Prieto (he/him) was first introduced to quizbowl at Rice University in 2011. After graduating in 2015, he completed a doctoral program in 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 President from 2020-2022, VP of Tournament Direction in 2019, Secretary from 2019 to 2020, and VP of Outreach from 2016 to 2017. He currently lives in Queens, NY.

Ganon Evans – Vice President of Editing
Ganon Evans (he/him) recently joined PACE in 2022, and is excited to make a difference. From his home in the Kansas City area, Ganon can be found regularly staffing tournaments for the Missouri Quizbowl Alliance as well as collegiate events. He is an avid writer and editor of questions, varying from regular high schools sets to NASAT. Ganon is interested in creating resources to get people interested in writing high-quality questions early in their quizbowl careers.

Ben Weiner – Vice President of Tournament Direction
Ben Weiner (he/him) joined PACE in 2021, and has been involved with quizbowl since 2016. He lives in Minneapolis, MN where he attends the University of Minnesota Twin Cities and serves as the President of UMN Quizbowl. He’s passionate about the growth of quizbowl at the high school level by making pyramidal more accessible for all players and teams. He is looking forward to making the 2023 NSC weekend a seamless experience for players, coaches, and staff.

Casey Bindas – Vice President of Event Management
Casey Bindas has been a member of PACE since 2018, and previously served as the VP of Tournament Direction in 2021. He played quizbowl at Canton High School in Michigan, the University of Central Florida, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Michigan Technological University. He currently lives in Georgia where he continues to staff high school and college quizbowl tournaments. Casey is passionate about tournament logistics and is looking forward to making the 2023 NSC a great experience for all.

Rebecca Rosenthal – Director of Communications
Rebecca Rosenthal (she/her) has been a PACE member since 2018, and previously served two terms as Director of Communications. She is currently a middle school Classics teacher based in Philadelphia. As a quizbowl community member, she is passionate about increasing access and awareness through professionalized communications. She previously served as a coach and club leader at Swarthmore College, where she first became interested in serving the high school quizbowl community through Greater Pennsylvania Quizbowl’s outreach efforts.

Sadie Britton – Vice President of Outreach
Sadie Britton joined PACE in 2020 and has worn various hats in that time, from Riley Conference moderator and NSC liveblogger to communications committee member—but she’s done quizbowl in various formats since she was in middle school. She is an alum of the College of William & Mary, where she served on the executive board of their quizbowl team for two years. Sadie is passionate about making the quizbowl community a safe, inclusive, and welcoming space, and looks forward to supporting new and emerging teams and circuits as PACE’s VP of Outreach. Sadie is currently in graduate school at the University of Mississippi.

Harry White – Vice President of Technology
Harry White has been a member of PACE since 2019, but began doing quizbowl in high school back in 2007. He has long since retired from playing, but enjoys staffing events, running stats, and creating online tools such as the database search and live stats for the NSC and ACF Nationals. He is always looking for a new tech project to work on, and is looking forward to help PACE develop new tools in the upcoming year.

List of Members

NameDate JoinedAffiliationHome State
Aaron Rosenberg2008 - JuneUniversity of IllinoisVA
Aidan Mehigan2012 - JulyColumbia UniversityNJ
Akshata Pisharody2019 - JulyWashington University in St. LouisVA
Albert Zhang2021 - JulyColumbia UniversityNY
Alejandro Lopez-Lago2020 - JanuaryUniversity of WashingtonWA
Andrew Wang2016 - JulyUniversity of Illinois, Urbana-ChampaignIL
Ankit Aggarwal2016 - JulyUniversity of California, BerkeleyCA
Antonio Jimenez2021 - JanuaryUniversity of PennsylvaniaPA
Athena Kern2016 - JanuaryWashington University in St. LouisKY
Ben Kirk2022 - JulyIthaca High SchoolNY
Ben Weiner2021 - JulyUniversity of MinnesotaMN
Bing Bingham2020 - JulyWright State UniversityOH
Casey Bindas2018 - JulyMichigan Technological UniversityGA
Catherine Qian2020 - JulyUniversity of PennsylvaniaVA
Chandler West2020 - JanuaryVanderbilt UnviersityTN
Chloe Levine2018 - JulyHarvard UniversityNY
Chris Ray2007 - JuneThe Ohio State UniversityMD
Cody Voight2014 - JuneVirginia Commonwealth UniversityVA
Colin McNamara2011 - JulyBoise State UniversityID
Connie Tzeng2019 - JulyUniversity of ChicagoIL
David Bass2023 - JanuaryUniversity of VirginiaVA
Dylan Minarik2017 - JuneNorthwestern UniversityWI
Em Gunter2021 - JulyUniversity of VirginiaVA
Fred Morlan2008 - JuneUniversity of Kentucky School of PharmacyKY
Ganon Evans2022 - JulyUniversity of IowaMO
Harry White2019 - JulyVirginia Polytechnic InstituteVA
Jay Winter2020 - JulyWaukee High School Coach, Iowa Quiz Bowl League CEOIA
Joe Nutter2014 - JanuaryMichigan State UniversityGA
Jonathan Pinyan2012 - JulyBergen County AcademiesNJ
Joseph Krol2022 - JulyUniversity of CambridgeUK
Joshua Rutsky2018 - JulyHoover High School, Alabama Scholastic Competition AssociationAL
Kady Hsu2019 - JulyUniversity of California, BerkeleyCA
Katherine Lei2021 - JanuaryMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyMA
Lauren Onel2021 - JanuaryUniversity of ChicagoIL
Margaret Tebbe2019 - JulyUniversity of PennsylvaniaPA
Marianna Zhang2014 - JuneStanford UniversityCA
Mia McGill2021 - JulyIrondale High SchoolMN
Michael Bentley2008 - JuneUniversity of WashingtonWA
Michael Borecki2018 - JulyBowdoin CollegeME
Michael Hundley2012 - JulyVirginia Polytechnic InstituteVA
Michael Sorice2008 - JuneUniversity of Illinois, Rantoul Township High School (Rantoul, IL)IL
Moses Kitakule2020 - JulyColumbia UniversityMD
Naveed Chowdhury2019 - JulyUniversity of MarylandGA
Nina Kaushikkar2022 - JulyUniversity of MinnesotaMN
Ophir Lifshitz2017 - FebruaryUniversity of MarylandMD
Rahul Keyal2021 - JulyUniversity of California, BerkeleyCA
Ramapriya Rangaraju2019 - JulyUniversity of LouisvilleKY
Rebecca Rosenthal2018 - JulySwarthmore CollegeTX
Rob Carson2008 - JuneUniversity of MinnesotaMN
Ryan Ritter2023 - JanuaryJames MadisonVA
Ryan Rosenberg2014 - JanuaryUniversity of North Carolina, Chapel HillCA
S.A. Shenoy2020 - JulyGeorgia Institute of TechnologyGA
Sadie Britton2020 - JanuaryCollege of William and MaryVA
Sam Luongo2010 - JulyVirginia Commonwealth UniversityVA
Sarang Yeola2018 - JulyUniversity of Colorado, BoulderCO
Tejas Raje2019 - FebruaryCornell UniversityIL
Tejas Santanam2019 - JulyGeorgia Institute of TechnologyGA
Tracy Mirkin2019 - JulyUniversity of FloridaFL
Victor Prieto2015 - JunePenn State UniversityMA
Vivian Malouf2019 - JulyUniversity of California, BerkeleyCA
Will Grossman2021 - JanuaryUniversity of FloridaFL
Wonyoung Jang2021 - JulyUniversity of ChicagoIL
Zac Bennett2022 - JulyUniversity of OklahomaOK

Former Boards of Directors

YearPresidentTreasurerSecretaryVP of Tournament DirectionVP of EditingDirector of CommunicationsVP of OutreachVP of TechnologyVP of Event ManagementAt-Large
2022Victor PrietoJoe NutterCatherine QianEmily DicksonMichael BentleyMia McGillColin McNamaraS.A. ShenoyBernadette Spencer
2021Victor PrietoJoe NutterCatherine QianCasey BindasMichael BentleyRebecca RosenthalDavid ReinsteinHarry WhiteBernadette Spencer
2020Sam 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 LuongoAuroni GuptaRyan RosenbergNicholas KarasStephen EltingeBernadette Spencer
2014Michael BentleyBrian MongilioAidan MehiganSam LuongoRob CarsonMichael HundleyMatt JacksonStephen EltingeMatt Weiner
2013Michael BentleyAaron RosenbergJulie GittingsMatt WeinerEric MukherjeeSam LuongoLily Chen / Matt JacksonDan GoffFred Morlan
2012Michael BentleyAaron RosenbergJanet BerryMatt WeinerChris Ray / Eric MukherjeeSam LuongoIsaac 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
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
Janet 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
Erik Nelson2018 - July2020 - November
Jason Cheng2014 - June2020 - August
Mason Guillot2018 - July2020 - August
Niki Peters2016 - July2020 - September
Nicholas Clusserath2016 - January2020 - December
Matt Mitchell2018 - January2020 - December
Peter Torres2018 - July2021 - January
Jennie Yang2018 - July2021 - February
Ian Drayer2016 - July2021 - May
Young Fenimore Lee2018 - July2021 - June
Ike Jose2009 - January2021 - September
Bernadette Spencer2008 - June2022 - June
David Reinstein2014 - January2022 - June
Emily Dickson2018 - July2022 - June
Tora Husar2020 - July2022 - June
Stephen Eltinge2012 - July2022 - September
Jackie Wu2018 - July2022 - September
Joelle Smart2012 - July2022 - October
Julia Tong2019 - July2022 - October
Jon Suh2018 - July2022 - October
Andrew Feist2015 - June2022 - October