Tori K. Smith is the Jay Van Andel Trade Economist Heritage's Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies. She provides the conservative true north on free trade through her research and writing.
Smith specializes in analyzing the impacts of protectionist trade policies on American businesses and consumers, including Buy American and Buy America, steel tariffs, and trade actions such as Sections 201, 232, and antidumping and countervailing duties.
Upon joining The Heritage Foundation in 2015, Smith worked in the Center for International Trade and Economics. She helped to write, edit, and promote Heritage’s premier annual publication, the Index of Economic Freedom.
Before coming to Heritage, Smith worked in the Michigan House of Representatives as an intern and then Legislative Aide. She is a 2014 graduate of Heritage’s Young Leaders Program, where she worked with the Center for Trade and Economics. Smith was also a 2016 George C. Marshall Fellow.
Smith holds a bachelor’s degree in international relations from James Madison Residential College at Michigan State University. Smith is pursuing a master’s degree in international commerce and policy with a focus in global finance, investment, and trade at George Mason University. Smith is from Jackson, Michigan, and currently resides in Washington, D.C.