Welcome to the Members Section

Here you'll find information about the people who make up Virginia Mock Trial, including current competitors, coaches and advisors, and program alumni. Tryouts are held at the beginning of the school year each fall. If you're interested in becoming a member of our program, please visit the Join page.

Executive Board


Liam Fineman

Executive Vice-President

Deniz Tunceli

Vice-President of Administration

Raahema Durrani


Dan Peale

Tournament Director

Sabrina Grandhi

Ellen Chapin
Hometown:Vienna, VA
Occupation:Graduate Student

Ellen is from Vienna, Virginia. She was a member of the program from 2010-2014, including four years in which the program finished in the top ten at Nationals. As a competitor, Ellen won six witness awards, including an All-American at the 2011 National Championship Tournament. She served as a team captain, the program's Vice President for Administration, and lastly as the program’s President.

Ellen holds a Master's degree from Yale University's Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, and authors for West Point's Combating Terrorism Center. She currently works as speechwriter to General (RET) Stanley McChrystal, and will begin her PhD in political science at Stanford in 2019.

View Ellen's career individual awards by clicking here.