Rabbi Toba Schaller was born in Wyoming and grew up in small-town Texas. Since then, she has lived and worked in Jewish communities big and small all over the country. She is proud of her ability to find a place wherever she lands, be it the busy streets of LA or the honkey-tonk of her hometown. She believes that this is a unique gift that helps her build community and help others find their place, too.
Rabbi Toba holds an MA in Religious Education and well as rabbinic ordination from Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion. Prior to joining the Hillel at UCLA team, she served as School Rabbi for a pluralistic day school in Milwaukee and as a congregational rabbi-educator. In her very first job however, she served as engagement fellow for Cornell Hillel and is thrilled to be back serving college students once again.