Interests & Expertise
Education and outreach
B.S. Marine Science and Biological Oceanography
Tori graduated from Rutgers University in May of 2017 with a B.S. in Marine Science and Biological Oceanography. Shortly after graduating, she accepted a position as a Fisheries Observer for the Northeast Fisheries Observer Program in which she collected scientific data aboard commercial fishing vessels. During her time as an observer, she observed Gillnet, Trawl, Scallop Dredge, Fish Pot, Conch Pot, Lobster Pot, and Clam Dredge gear types. She also worked part-time as a Portside Sampler for the Herring fishery in support of the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries. After a year in the field, she transitioned in-house and worked as an Observer Instructor. As an instructor, she developed several training aids, led biological sampling for multiple programs, deployed on training trips in which she taught observers how to sample at sea, and led fisheries’ programs such as Gillnet, Pot and Trap, and Scallop Dredge. She also developed the Industry-Funded Monitoring Portside Sampling Training Program. She discovered her love for survey work after deploying on the F/V E.S.S. Pursuit for the NOAA Surf Clam and Ocean Quahog Survey. At CFF, Tori works as an At-Sea Technician/Research Assistant supporting various research projects.