Tory, a rising third-year MEM/MBA, is most interested in developing markets and investible products to channel private investment into highly effective conservation efforts.
Tory spent last summer interning with NatureVest, the impact investment unit of The Nature Conservancy, in New York City. Specifically, Tory worked on deals under the Green Infrastructure Business Line, developing new market structures and products to improve urban water quality in cities throughout the U.S. Among her efforts included financial analysis of a potential stormwater credit market in Cook County, IL and development of six financial structures to leverage BP spill dollars for urban water quality improvements in Gulf Coast cities.
During her first internship, Tory was in Kathmandu interning with Dolma Impact Fund, the first international impact private equity fund focused purely on Nepal. Working on both the investment and E&S teams, Tory focused on analyzing potential investee companies, particularly a new small-scale run-of-river hydropower project.
Prior to Yale, Tory spent a year in Kathmandu, Nepal working as an Assistant Programme Officer for the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Nepal Country Office via a Princeton in Asia Fellowship. Before heading overseas, she spent two years as an Environmental Scientist with Biohabitats, an environmental consulting firm. In this role, she helped to implement a variety of urban ecology projects in the city, such as oyster and mussel restoration in Jamaica Bay.
Tory received a BA in Environmental Studies (focus in Policy) from Hamilton College in 2012, where she graduated magna cum laude, was inducted to Phi Beta Kappa and received the Senior Prize in Environmental Studies.