Our Team

Tori Dean
College and Career Advisor

Tori Dean

College and Career Advisor

Joined Project GRAD Akron:

Tori began her service with Project GRAD Akron as an intern in 2019 and joined the staff in 2021.

Favorite quote:

"Be somebody who makes everybody feel like a somebody" - Unknown

Favorite thing about Project GRAD Akron:

One of my favorite things about Project GRAD Akron is getting to build relationships with our students on a daily basis. Another one of my favorite things is our staff's endless commitment to uphold our mission, and the organization's positive impact on the community of Akron.

A little about Tori:

I was born and raised in Orrville, Ohio. A huge part of my childhood was spent in my mother's gym where I did gymnastics, competitive cheerleading, and dance. After I graduated high school, I went on to attend The University of Akron where I obtained my master's degree in social work. During my time at The University of Akron, I completed my undergraduate and graduate internship at Project GRAD. Through my internship, I discovered my passion for social work in a school-based setting. I feel very blessed to be able to fulfill that passion every day in my work with Project GRAD Akron!