Biosciences Toastmasters

Speak Your Science

Club Purpose Statement

The Biosciences Toastmasters Club provides a comfortable environment for scientists and other professionals to practice speaking and leadership skills, an area of development often overlooked in specialized higher education.


Open to all. In-person meetings will return to the University of Arizona Health Sciences campus when it is safe to do so.

Intended Target Audience

University of Arizona faculty, staff, undergraduate and graduate students, postdocs, Banner employees, and community members interested in science

Regular Meeting Dates and Time

Wednesdays, 12-1 p.m.

Check club website for calendar and contact information to request Zoom link

Current Officers 

(Effective July 2022)

President: Sarah Roberts, PI1

VP Education:  Susan J. Miller, DTM

VP Membership: Jennifer De La Rosa

VP Public Relations: Anna C. Christensen, ACG

Treasurer: Susan J. Miller, DTM

Secretary: Sri Harsha Vishwanath

Sergeant at Arms:  Michele Cosi

Immediate Past President:  Susan J. Miller, DTM

Date Club Chartered

Charted as Women of Biosciences on June 30, 2009 but officially changed name to Biosciences in 2012

District Affiliation

District 3, P2

Active Members


Active Mentor Program

VP of Education finds current members to mentor incoming new members if a new member wants one

Club Sponsored


Club Fees (Not TM International Fees)

no additional club fees

Biosciences Toastmasters Diversity Statement

Biosciences Toastmasters strives to nurture a culture of inclusivity and diversity. While we cater to scientists and science lovers, we take pride in our club’s diverse membership across lines of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, political affiliation, religious views, and any other differences. To maintain an atmosphere in which members can gain the confidence to be vulnerable and expand their boundaries, Biosciences Toastmasters expects members and guests to be mindful of this diversity, using good judgment and sensitivity when selecting speech topics, content, and language.

Contact Info

Interested in joining? Visit the club website and click on the 'Contact Us' webform.

Club Website