Mike van der Linden is a senior at Western Washington University in Bellingham where he is majoring in
Business administration with a management concentration. He has spent the last two
years as a member of the Western Debate Union, competing in both regional and
national tournaments in NPDA. In 2018, he came third in the novice division and
progressed as a finalist in the 2018 Smelt classic tournament open division. As an Eagle
Scout, he has spent the last three summers as a Scoutmaster, guiding youth in outdoor
ventures. He is excited to work with students this summer to both have fun with them
and to see if they can match his energy.