Lori first attended Azusa Pacific University, earning her Bachelors of Science Organizational Leadership there. In 2017, she then went to Chamberlain University School of Nursing for her Bachelors of Science Nursing. She lastly got her Masters of Science in Nursing from Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science.
After school, she worked as an inpatient psychiatric RN for over 10 years prior to going on to become an NP. She has worked with adults and children in crisis situations, and has experience in partial hospitalization , IOP, Chemical dependency, Crisis stabilization units and the Emergency Department. She also taught nursing students at a private university.