Torey McMurdo is a graduate student at Yale, where her research focuses on cyber conflict and information warfare.

Previously, McMurdo worked as a strategy consultant for RiceHadleyGates LLC in Silicon Valley, reporting directly to former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates, and National Security Advisor Stephen J. Hadley. In this capacity, she worked with RHG partners to advise senior executives of leading global companies on investment and expansion strategies in emerging markets. Prior to this, she worked at Stanford University, where she researched business risks and opportunities in conflict and post-conflict zones for Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. She has also held positions with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau for Near Eastern Affairs and The Walt Disney Company. As an undergraduate, McMurdo spent two years researching organizational adaptation challenges across the national security community at UCLA’s Luskin School of Public Affairs.

McMurdo holds a B.A. with highest honors in political science from UCLA, and a M.A. in political science from Yale. She is a Teaching Fellow at Yale College, a Resident Fellow at Yale Law School, and a Policy Fellow at Yale’s Institute for Social and Policy Studies.