About Rebecca Louise Toporek
At SF State Since:
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My main emphases are career and college counseling, multicultural competence, and social justice and advocacy. These are the arenas in which I live and breathe. I am challenged to continually develop myself both personally and professionally in these areas and hope that I can share that challenge with my students.
My Training and Experience
Prior to receiving my doctoral degree, I was blessed to work as a counselor and administrator at Mission College for two years and DeAnza College for 6 years. Community college counseling is very close to my heart. The best mentors and the people who challenged me to start a lifetime journey of multicultural awareness came from DeAnza College especially Jacqueline Reza and Shirley Kawazoe. Other wonderful mentors have continued to challenge and support me and for that I am so thankful. Thanks to Janet Helms, Don Pope-Davis, Derald Wing Sue, Patricia Arredondo, Allen Ivey, Thomas Parham, Judy Daniels, Michael D'Andrea, Judy Lewis, Will Liu, and many, many, many others.