Lora is the Vice President of Patient Advocacy, Engagement & Innovation at Cogent Biosciences. She has over 15 years of experience working in the rare disease biotech space and social services. Prior to joining Cogent, she held several roles of increasing leadership responsibility in the areas of Marketing, Patient Services, Operations, and Patient Advocacy at Sanofi-Genzyme, Alnylam, Sobi, and Kiniksa Pharmaceuticals. She began her career with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a Social Worker providing case management and support for underserved families in the state. As a part of the Sanofi Talent Executive Program, she helped develop a Career Lattice vs. Ladder Summit and Mentorship Program. While at Sanofi Genzyme, she also received the Sanofi Champion of Customers Award, which is granted to the top 1% in the company globally.
Lora received her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Rochester and completed the Strategic Marketing Management Executive Education Program at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. She is also a member of the Wampanoag Tribe of Aquinnah and is passionate about professional development, mentorship, diversity, and inclusion in biotech and life sciences.