Lora is a student in the Neuroscience Graduate Program at UC San Diego. Before her graduate studies, she received a BA in Psychology from UC Berkeley. Lora then worked with Dr. Fadel Zeidan in the Brain Mechanisms of Pain and Health Lab at UC San Diego. There, she studied the neural mechanisms underlying mindfulness meditation and psychedelics in improving chronic pain. Lora is passionate about exploring the cognitive and neural factors that embody conditions such as depression and PTSD to discover treatments that target multiple dimensions of mental distress. Outside of the lab, Lora loves to travel, play soccer, and run at the beach.