Claudia López Lloreda is a freelance science journalist with a focus on neuroscience, mental health and psychology. She earned her B.S. in cellular-molecular biology from the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras, and her Ph.D. in neuroscience from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Her work has appeared in Science, Wired, Undark, Scientific American, Smithsonian Magazine and Science News. She is based in San Juan, Puerto Rico.