My name is Tonei Glavinic, and I am an M.A. candidate in Social Justice and Community Development at Loyola University Chicago. I also work for the Institute of Pastoral Studies at Loyola, and with the World Policy Institute on their Dangerous Speech project.
I graduated from American University in May 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies, with a minor in Justice, and a certificate in Women, Policy and Political Leadership from AU’s Women and Politics Institute.
My senior honors capstone for the American University Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies program was the TONI Project, an online resource for transgender people to share, discover and transform policies and practices at universities across the country. TONI is now an initiative of the National Center for Transgender Equality, with support from the David Bohnett Foundation.
I am the Communications Coordinator for the National Advisory Council of the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) and a volunteer escort with the Washington Area Clinic Defense Task Force.
I graduated in 2008 from Steller Secondary, an alternative school in Anchorage. Before moving to Washington, I was a Presiding Judge with Anchorage Youth Court and a reporter with the Alaska Teen Media Institute. I also spent two years as a member of the GLSEN Jump-Start Leadership Team.