Dora was born and raised in Tahiti - French Polynesia. She moved to the United States to attend USC when she was 19 years old. She is fluent in both French and Spanish. Dora has been involved in co-mentoring since 2009 and she remains excited by making a difference in the lives of foster youth. In addition to her new role on the Stepping Forward LA Advisory Council, she is also a docent with the Topanga State Park.