Peter Louras received his B.A. in Journalism from Western Washington University in 2004. From 2009 to 2016 Peter was employed as a Lead Research Coordinator for Harborview Medical Center, the Level-1 Trauma Center in Seattle, WA. In 2014 he began the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program at Palo Alto University (PAU), in the Trauma Area of Emphasis, and received his M.S. Psychology from PAU in 2016. Currently, Peter works as a research coordinator with the Palo Alto Veterans Institute for Research (PAVIR), and receives clinical training at the VA Menlo Park Division Community Living Center, providing inpatient mental health services with older Veterans. Peter’s research interests focus upon how the mind, brain and body respond to trauma, stress and adversity, and how to best foster resilience or change in health, performance and wellbeing. He is a graduate student member of APA divisions 19 (Military Psychology), 20 (Adult Development and Aging), 38 (Health Psychology), 47 (Exercise and Sports Psychology), and 56 (Trauma Psychology), Gerontological Society of America (GSA), World Affairs Council, and International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS).