Contact Me:Shelly Tochluk, Ph.D.
Chair, Education Department
Education Department, Building 20
Mount Saint Mary’s University
10 Chester Place, Los Angeles, CA 90007

A short bio…
An educator, with a background in psychology, I spent ten years as a researcher, counselor, and teacher in California’s public schools. I now train teachers to work with Los Angeles’ diverse school population as Chair of the Education Department at Mount Saint Mary’s University. My personal dedication to confront issues of race developed first through my participation with UCLA’s NCAA Division-1 All-American Track and Field 4X400 meter relay team and later through my inner city teaching experiences. I currently work with AWARE-LA (Alliance of White Anti-Racists Everywhere-Los Angeles). With this group, I co-created a workshop series that leads white people into a deeper understanding of their personal relationship to race, white privilege, and systemic racism. I am committed to speaking at community forums whenever possible to highlight issues of white racial identity.


Pieces of my life’s mosaic…

These are my closest teacher-
friends, partners on my journey, and
endless sources of inspiration.