My name is Tonei Glavinic, and I am an M.A. candidate in Social Justice and Community Development at Loyola University Chicago. I work as a graduate assistant in Loyola’s Institute of Pastoral Studies and Gannon Center for Women and Leadership, and as a consultant for the 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, a minor in Justice, and a certificate in Women, Policy and Political Leadership from AU’s Women and Politics Institute. My senior honors capstone 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 also serve as Communications Coordinator for the National Advisory Council of the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) and a volunteer with the Center for Economic Progress.
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.