Marcela Ot’alora is dedicated to the treatment and research of trauma, first through art and later through the use of MDMA-assisted Psychotherapy. She worked as a co-therapist in the first government approved MDMA-assisted psychotherapy study in Madrid Spain and is the Principal Investigator of the Phase II MDMA-assisted psychotherapy study in Boulder, Colorado. She received her MA in Transpersonal Psychology from Naropa University and MFA from University of Greensboro in North Carolina.