Tori is a Data Coaching & Performance Advisor on the Built for Zero Data Team. In her role, she focuses on clearing the path for communities to generate and sustain quality data and track their progress towards achieving functional zero. Tori joined Community Solutions from Abt Associates, a national research and technical assistance firm. As a Senior Analyst at Abt, Tori served as a technical assistance provider and a mixed-methods researcher for large-scale social program evaluations. She led or worked on homelessness research projects like the Annual Homeless Assessment Report and provided technical assistance to communities planning and conducting their annual Point-in-Time counts. Before Abt, Tori worked in international non-profit organizations such as the Akanksha Education Fund and the International Rescue Committee. She is also a proud AmeriCorps alumna.
Tori got her undergraduate degree from the University of Arizona in PPEL (Philosophy, Politics, Economics, and Law) and her master’s degree in Public Administration from New York University’s Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. Originally from Fort Worth, Texas, Tori resides in Brooklyn, New York. Outside of work, Tori loves to go on long walks exploring Brooklyn with her dog Akko and can frequently be found at the Barclays Center attending Brooklyn Nets games.
- LOVES: Local problem-solving
- HATES: Criminalizing poverty
- SUPER POWER: Data viz wiz