Tobi was a junior at West Beverly Hills High School and a friend of Howard Banchek, drawing comparisons to Brandon Walsh and Andrea Zuckerman by Gil Meyers. She was first present when they dispersing jobs for The Blaze, but was unable to attend the School Board meeting due to other plans. Brandon and Andrea attended instead.
Tobi was very outspoken when Brandon and Andrea refused to write about the suspension of Donna Martin by Superintendent Ephardt after she was caught drunk at prom. She chastised Brandon and Andrea for their lack of spirit.
When Brandon organized a walkout on the school board for the class of '93, Tobi and Howard got the juniors to walk out as well, citing that they had to add dumping the dress code to their demands. Howard and Tobi later protested with the rest of the school.