Torie is a scholar and practitioner with over eleven years of teaching and youth programming experience. She received her Ph.D. in Education from Claremont Graduate University, and currently teaches high school English in Southern California. She is interested in exploring and addressing gaps in the areas of mentoring and education through research, policy and programming efforts. Through this blog she shares her work and the work of other mentoring and education experts who approach these issues with a keen and critical eye.
Torie founded the Youth Mentoring Action Network, a non-profit organization that focuses on mentoring suburban youth of color. The organization has served over 500 youth, helping them get to universities like the University of California at Berkeley, American University, Howard University, Clark Atlanta University, and California State East Bay.
As an expert in youth mentoring, Torie is available for mentoring program implementation and mentor training. She specializes in training mentors to work with diverse youth populations, i.e. Black, Latino, LGBTQQ, First Generation College Students and Low-Income youth.
She is also available for talks, consulting, program evaluation and policy work, she is happy to bring a fresh pair of eyes and innovative ideas to your education or mentoring program and policy endeavors.
To contact her use the form below or make contact on Twitter: @TWeiston.