Lori is a member of the inaugural class of UWM’s Zilber School of Public Health. Pursuing a PhD in Environmental and Occupational Health, she works as a Graduate Research Assistant in Dr. Michael Laiosa’s Laboratory of Developmental Immunotoxicology. Her research uses both cell culture and mouse models to study the impact of environmental contaminants on the developing immune system, specifically how exposures during pregnancy can result in immune disorders later in life. She also teaches the undergraduate Introduction to Public Health (PH101) course. Her first career was as a High School Science teacher. She then spent 12 years raising her three children, tutoring students in Math and Science, and volunteering with La Leche League International before returning to Graduate School in 2009.