Selma Tabakovic competed in Public Forum for 3 years at Lakeland High School in Westchester, New York. Selma debated at the United States Congress in March 2016 regarding the unfair surveillance of Islamic communities and returned in April 2018 to debate gun control. She has seen success on the league by qualifying to late elimination rounds and receiving speaker awards at invitational tournaments. Alongside her participation in debate, Selma worked closely with children at the Peekskill Field Library Children's Room for 6 years.
As an Instructor at the Georgetown University Public Forum Debate Camp in the Summer of 2018, she worked with beginner and intermediate debaters to teach them fundamental skills that they could utilize throughout their debate career. Selma is currently a coach and judge for American Heritage High School in Boca Raton, Florida. Alongside her work with the PF teams at American Heritage and her studies at American University, Selma is debating on the American University Parliamentary Debate Team. Selma is excited to work at Capitol Debate this summer!