Johanna Richter has been involved in competitive speech and debate for nearly a decade. Her speech and debate achievements include tournament champion, 2015 Seattle IV tournament, an octofinalist at the 2016 United States Universities Debating Championships, and the 2012 Alaska State Champion for Lincoln Douglas debate. She competed for University of Alaska Anchorage’s British Parliamentary team (also referred to Worlds) for three years, during which time she and her partner advanced to elimination rounds in the top 10% of the field at the 2016 Worlds Universities Debating Championships in Thessaloniki, Greece. She holds a B.A. in economics from the University of Alaska Anchorage.