Tori was diagnosed with a learning disability in elementary school. She always knew she wanted to pursue medicine to help other people who may be labeled as “different” but was unsure what path to take. In high school, she saw a TED Talk on bionics and how prosthetic devices helped one ballerina return to the stage. The story inspired Tori to start shadowing at a local POP clinic, and her passion for the profession has grown ever since. She loves connecting with people and wakes up excited to go to the clinic and help patients achieve their goals. Tori studied biomedical engineering, graduated with her master’s in prosthetics and orthotics from the University of Texas Southwestern, and is now completing her residency.