For the first time Tori has been afforded the opportunity to work in the same community in which she lives. A proud Jersey City resident for the past 4 years, she cannot imagine a better way to invest in the place she calls home – by serving Hudson County Community College students on their career journey. Tori strongly believes that everyone deserves employment in which one is productive, feels purpose in their life and can prosper. Tori’s mission is to collaborate with the students, faculty, and administration of HCCC, including the local Jersey City community and employers, to identify and create opportunities that align with students’ career paths, hopes and dreams. Tori’s journey began at a community college in Middletown, NY. Since then, she has obtained two masters degrees and brings over 10 years of experience in the social service field. As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor she worked with youth and their families. She also led programs that provided workforce development services to those receiving federal benefits. Her desire to have an impact on a systemic level prompted Tori to return to school for her MBA in Sustainability at Bard College. Tori’s education and experience have reinforced the belief that institutions can be managed with an integrated triple bottom line: economic success, environmental integrity and social equity. Tori brings these values to the Career Services department and looks forward to serving the community through the college.
Victoria Marino is a member of the Hudson County Workforce Leadership Academy, Class of 2019-2020, one of several Workforce Leadership Academies in localities across North America.
The Workforce Leadership Academies are part of the Economic Opportunity Fellows Network, a network of leadership and fellowship programs run by the Aspen Institute Economic Opportunities Program. Within this Network, EOP connects national and local leaders from across sectors — nonprofit, government, business, philanthropy, academia, and more — to advance policies and practices with the potential to help low- and moderate-income Americans thrive in today’s economy. Learn more at as.pn/eofn.
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