Tobie joined the LANL Foundation in 2021. It is with a feeling of gratitude that she is able to serve her local and regional community to convene partners, hold space to shape and operationalize vision, and enhance the capacity of local systems and dedicated partnerships.
To the work of the Foundation, Tobie brings over 20 years of experience in education and workforce development. She has been a teacher in urban, rural, and tribal schools, a principal, and designer of curriculum and educational programming grounded in culturally and linguistically responsive practices.
Prior to the LANL Foundation, Tobie was a Senior Program Manager for a national non-profit, JFF (Jobs for the Future). She supported the Pathways to Prosperity Network, a national collective of 14 states that are creating high-quality 9-16 Career and College Pathways. She created Possible Futures, a career exploration program for youth in 5th-10th grade that has been implemented across four states. She served on the governor’s STEM advisory committee in Massachusetts, with a focus on increasing diversity in STEM programs. Missing the mountains, sunsets, and green chile of home, she made the transition back to New Mexico. She lives in the Española Valley where she is caretaker of a small farm grounded in traditional and regenerative practices.
Tobie has a bachelors of science in Environmental Science, a bachelor of arts in International Studies, and a masters in Education. She has a Certificate in Advanced Educational Leadership from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and is completing a certificate in Public Leadership from the Harvard Kennedy School.