Toni Riley

Toni Riley

Associate Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
tdriley@loyola.edu
410-617- 2754

States: Washington, D.C., Illinois, and Ohio

New York Regions: New York City

 

Hometown:

San Louis Obispo, Calif.

High School:

Northside High School - Jacksonville, N.C.

Further Education:

B.A. History and Political Science, University of North Carolina; M.A. History, University of North Carolina - Charlotte

What is your favorite thing about Loyola?

My favorite thing about Loyola is the development and care of the whole person—cura personalis. A lot of times colleges only focus on your career, but at Loyola you learn the skills to be mindful, connected, self-aware, and happy with yourself and within your community. You are guided by mentors who help you develop the skills necessary to succeed not only in your career but in life. The education that you attain from Loyola is something unique and life changing!

What I recommend during your stay in Baltimore:

While in Baltimore my greatest recommendation to you is to enjoy the history (and food) the city has to offer. My favorite neighborhood to visit is Mount Vernon. First, try Mount Vernon Marketplace, a former warehouse transformed into a restaurant, offering fresh oysters. Then, check out the neighborhood’s Washington Monument—a memorial dating back to 1815 with an inner staircase that offers a great view of central Baltimore. After you finish there, stop by Dooby’s all-day-café for one of their house-baked matcha white chocolate chip cookies.