Lorena Magaña Zertuche is currently a graduate research fellow at Syracuse University working in the gravitational wave group (SUGWG) with Prof. Duncan Brown. As an undergraduate student in the School of Physics at Georgia Tech she worked for Prof. Deirdre Shoemaker on theoretical models for gravitational wave radiation from black hole collisions. Her main interests are in gravitational waves from compact binary coalescences, black hole astrophysics, and numerical relativity.