Yolanda RaysidePresident – Yolanda Rayside

Yolanda Rayside has worked at NYU for 11 years at the College of Dentistry. Having been a member of Toastmasters in the past, she understood the value starting a club would bring to the NYU community. She was one of the charter members when the club began in 2014. She has served as VP of Education and Secretary in the past. NYU Toastmasters allows her to not only work on her own professional development but to also get in touch with others across the NYU community and help them reach their public speaking and leadership goals as well.  Yolanda also holds a separate role as Area Director in Area 66 for Toastmasters International.


Mary Lou AtkinsonVP Education – MaryLou Atkinson


img_22252VP Membership – Queen Walker / Director Area 61

Queen Walker, CL is a Transition Coach and Currently VPM for the NYU Toastmasters Club in New York City where she works as an Academic Coordinator at the college.  Queen also holds a separate role as Area Director in Area 61 for Toastmasters International.


20170721_154310VP Public Relations – Kattia Tan

Kattia Tan is the Administrative Manager for Global Affairs and Experiential Learning under Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development at NYU.  Kattia has joined Toastmasters to develop her public speaking and presentation skills.

Alicia KubesSecretary – Alicia Kubes

Alicia Kubes is the Assistant Director at the Center for Applied Liberal Arts at NYU SPS where she oversees all non-credit programs in art and design. She is a charter member of NYU Toastmasters and its founding president. Alicia values NYU Toastmasters for the opportunity to not only improve public speaking and presentation skills but also to connect administrators, faculty, and students across different units at NYU.

Web - DepartmentalTreasurer– Kyle Wright

Kyle Wright is a senior auditor in the Internal Audit Department at NYU.  Kyle joined Toastmasters to develop, and hone, his public speaking skills. It has also allowed him to connect with the NYU community and become more confident in a public speaking setting.


Brenda S. MitchellSergeant of Arms– Brenda Mitchell

Brenda Mitchell, CC, CL is grateful for NYU Toastmasters and the wonderful opportunity it provides for developing leadership and speaking skills in a supportive environment.


If you would like to get in touch with any of our officers, the e-mail address for NYU Toastmasters is



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