The Speaking Fellows are specially trained Barnard students who work with speaking-intensive courses and other academically centered programs, helping students improve their presentation and class discussion skills.  The program requires Speaking Fellows to be among Barnard’s best public speakers, and to have strong leadership and teaching abilities.  We aim to cultivate and empower the “speaking culture” at Barnard by teaching students to be reflective about what they say and how they say it.

Learn about the Speaking Fellows' Annual Cicero Speech Contest (held earlier this Fall) from a Speaking Fellow's perspective.

Watch this short video to learn more about what the Speaking Fellows do: