Tori attended a summer camp at Mississippi State University in the 11th grade with no prior knowledge of computer science and left certain that computer science was the field for her. She obtained her B.S. and M.S. degrees from Mississippi State University, with her main focus on cyber security combined with engineering education. She never forgot the lasting impact that one summer camp had on her career, so she decided to give back to the community that changed her life. She dedicated most of her time at MSU to teaching and hosting summer classes and robotics camps aimed at increasing computer science/cyber security engagement for young minority students and women.
After graduation, Tori came to ORNL as a Post Master’s student for the HPC Core Operations group, where she began to work on a project called Copacetic, an auditing tool that enables NCCS to define and evaluate complex business logic to detect undesired inconsistencies between systems, services, and people in an automated way, keeping all data sources “copacetic.”