Athena Center for Leadership

What can I do where I am?

In a world full of complex challenges, we help Barnard students answer this question.

Here, students look at leadership as a practice, and develop their practice in community — because community fosters collaborations, and collaborations create the change we need. 

Student Spotlights

Annabel Kelly '22

My fellow students should know that Athena is unlike any other space on Barnard's campus and it really can be whatever you make of it, regardless of your major or interests!

Annabel Kelly '22, Political Science

Izzy Lapidus '24

"ThirdSpace@ gave me the opportunity to start doing work in the CS/STEM education space that I only could have dreamed of doing by my senior year. It has been a privilege to connect with peers, faculty, and the lovely Athena Center community to help construct a vision for the future of CS@Barnard. I'm excited to continue growing my project, Building Up Barnard CS (#BUBCS), throughout my time at Barnard and beyond."

Izzy Lapidus '24, Computer Science

Elise St Amant '23

I have developed numerous coding, communication, and organizational skills, and most importantly, grown my confidence in my abilities since joining ADDA. I believe possessing that confidence is imperative for women, especially women of color, to succeed in the workforce today.” 

Elise St Amant '23, Neuroscience and Behavior