A Welcoming Space
UC Oracles is a Toastmasters club for the UCSF community. We provide a forum for public speaking to support professional and personal growth.
Applause for All
Develop stronger communication skills through speeches & impromptu speaking sessions.
Communicate with Ease
Become a skilled and more confident speaker.
Leadership Training
Gain valuable leadership skills as a club officer.
Meet your UCSF colleagues
Receive Support and Guidance from UCSF Faculty, Staff, and Students
Supportive Community
Our club is friendly and non-competitive. We warmly welcome drop-in guests!



UC Oracles Toastmasters meets every Thursday (except the first of the month) from 12-1pm in Room S-214. Guests are welcome to attend any of our meetings! Just walk in or contact us if you have questions.

UC Oracles was established on June 6, 2001 by a mid-management group oriented towards staff development. Our club is open to the staff, faculty, students, researchers, post-docs and residents of UCSF. We are sponsored by the UCSF Administrative Management Professionals (AMP) and UCSF’s Human Resources Development and Training program. UCSF and Chancellor Sam Hawgood support their employees and students in developing their communication and leadership skills by engaging in the Toastmasters program.

Our mission is to provide a mutually supportive and positive learning environment in which every member has the opportunity to develop outstanding communication and leadership skills, fostering self-confidence and personal growth.


For information on attending a UC Oracles Toastmasters Club meeting, please contact Lia Banie.

For information on UC Oracles Toastmasters Club membership, please contact Maria Elena de Guzman.

For more information on Toastmasters, visit toastmasters.org.

Officers (July 2018-June 2019)

President: Cee Cee Shinn
Vice President, Education: Amber Cobbett (Deb Reiter mentor)
Vice President, Membership: Maria Elena de Guzman
Vice President, Public Relations: Lia Banie
Secretary: Priyanka Vyas
Treasurer: XinXin Huang
Sergeant-at-arms: Michelle Teng (Amber Cobbett alternate)

Webmasters: Brian Cosgrove