Tori Leder (she/her) is a Presidential Management Fellow with the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. Tori is social worker and longtime equity advocate. She joins NIH from the Government Accountability Office’s Learning Center, where she worked as a Training Administrator focusing on diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) programming. Tori’s career in the equity world started as a program coordinator at the Urban League of Portland. She went on to serve as the Assistant Director of Equity and Inclusion at Lewis & Clark College before joining GAO. As Assistant Director she developed programming and curriculum, led community -based research and assessments, and executed inclusion-related strategic goals.
In addition to her full-time roles, she has served as a DEIA consultant for various organizations and volunteered as a Confidential Advocate for survivors of gender-based violence.
Tori earned her Bachelor of Arts in Politics and American Ethnic Studies from Willamette University, and a Master of Social Work from the University of Washington. Her graduate research focused on impact evaluations related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) goals, as well as evidence-based curriculums for anti-racist organization change.
Outside of work Tori enjoys teaching yoga and meditation in the DC area. And loves getting outdoors with friends and family.