Tori Nardinelli

Assistant Director of Research, Creative Expression and Professional Initiatives

As a Tucson native, Tori loves the desert and everything about this beautiful city. She is the youngest of three and is the first in her family to attend college. Tori graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and a Master of Arts degree in Higher Education. As an undergraduate, Tori found her passion for post-secondary education by participating in, and later working for, peer mentoring programs that allowed her to connect with other first-generation college students and explore opportunities for personal, academic, and professional development.

Tori is passionate about helping students build communities that will provide support as they develop as individuals in college. In her free time, Tori is a pop culture enthusiast, a dachshund aficionado, and an avid eater who enjoys cooking and baking.