Tori Oto joined the Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic in August 2022 as a Clinical Fellow. Tori returns to the clinic after working with the clinic as a J.D. student. Her portfolio focuses on advancing federal and state policies that reduce food waste and loss, increase food access, and ensure greater equity in the American food system. She also works on strengthening state food is medicine policy. Tori is passionate about reforming the food system to be more sustainable, recognizing and rectifying historical and ongoing injustices within the American food system, and gender equality.
Tori received her J.D. from Harvard Law School in May 2022, as well as her B.A. in Geography and Global Studies from UCLA in 2018. In law school, Tori was a member and co-chair of the Mississippi Delta Project, providing partner organizations located in the Mississippi Delta with policy and legal services related to improving water quality and access in the region.