As an undergraduate at Brown, Tory spent three years as a member of the Climate and Development Lab, researching climate change policy with a focus on the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. As part of this work, she attended five UNFCCC conferences and co-authored policy briefs, academic articles, submissions to the UN, and a forthcoming book on the topic of capacity building. She earned honors for her senior thesis regarding UNFCCC negotiations on climate-related loss and damage.

Tory also interned with the White House Council on Environmental Quality’s Energy and Climate Change office during the Obama administration, where she worked extensively on the U.S. Mid-Century Strategy for Deep Decarbonization.

Tory is originally from Riverside, Connecticut and loves singing, horseback riding, and coffee.


Brown University, magna cum laude, B.A. Environmental Studies with honors, B.A. Political Science, Phi Beta Kappa