Juan M. Lora

Graduate student, Lunar and Planetary Lab, Tucson, AZ

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Curriculum Vitae


Ph.D. (candidate), Planetary Sciences, University of Arizona, 2014
B.S., magna cum laude, Astronomy, University of Southern California, 2009


Research Experience

Graduate Research Associate
Department of Planetary Sciences, University of Arizona, 2009-present
Advisors: Joellen Russell, Jonathan Lunine

Research Associate
NASA Academy, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, 2008
Supervisor: David Chuss.

Undergraduate Research Assistant
University of Southern California, 2007-2009
Supervisor: Edward Rhodes, Jr.

Teaching Experience

Teaching Assistant
Department of Planetary Sciences, University of Arizona, 3 semesters 2010-2012
Supervisors: Tim Swindle, Jay Holberg

Grants and Fellowships

Modeling Titan's Atmospheric Dynamics and Interaction with Methane (J. Russell, PI)
NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship, 2012-2014

Honors and Awards

Gerard P. Kuiper Memorial Award, Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona, 2014 University of Arizona College of Science Graduate Teaching/Mentoring Award, 2011
Golden Key International Honour Society, 2010
USC Renaissance Scholar Award, 2009
Phi Beta Kappa Undergraduate Award, 2009
USC Provost's Undergraduate Research Fellowship, 2007-2009
Dean's List, USC, 2005-2009
Dean Joan M. Schaefer Scholarship, 2008
Albert Fisher Science Scholarship, 2007

Invited Seminars

April 2014 UCLA ESS Planetary Lunch Seminar
January 2014 NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Planetary Science Seminar


Local Organizing Committee, Exoplanets and Biosignatures Conference, Tucson, 2014
Co-chair, Titan 3 session, DPS meeting, 2013
Graduate Student Representative, LPL Curriculum Committee, 2011-2013
Elected Graduate Student Representative, LPL Director Search Committee, 2011