Tory is a second year joint degree candidate. She is pursuing the MBA/MEM in order to further develop the quantitative and technical skills necessary to understand how to maximize environmental conservation while generating financial returns through impact investing as well as how best to implement sustainable economic development in developing countries.
Tory spent last summer in Kathmandu interning with Dolma Impact Fund, the first international private equity fund focused purely on Nepal, which provides capital and expertise to growth companies with the goal of generating social and environmental benefits alongside financial return. Working on both the investment and E&S (environmental and social) 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 an environmental consulting firm outside of New York City; 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.