For eight years, Lori has conducted research with a singular devotion. Her passion for quantitative analysis started with her experience as a research assistant in her undergraduate program. This led to her being awarded a research fellowship in graduate school where she worked extensively on political and economic research in the field of international relations. Lori served as an Advocacy Assistant for Caritas Internationalis, a civil society organization at the United Nations, where she represented the organization in complex diplomatic negotiations. She also held a position working closely with the Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Department of State in Honduras as an Executive Office Intern. Lori served as a public affairs intern in the office of Rep. Maurice Hinchey, D-NY and constituent services intern for Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz.
Lori graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Manhattan College with a Bachelor of Arts in both government and psychology. She holds a Master of Arts in Diplomacy and International Relations from Seton Hall University where she specialized in international economics and development, as well as Latin American and Caribbean studies. Lori is committed to empowering and supporting women and children through volunteer efforts both domestically and abroad. She has served in Kenya, Honduras, and the Dominican Republic. Lori is the recipient of the Harold E. Hazelton Humanities Medal and the Ryan Medal for Government.