Lorna graduated from Cooper Union University in New York City with a BS in Architecture and has a Masters in Construction Management from Florida International University. She is certified by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) as a LEED Accredited Professional. This accreditation verifies her knowledge of green building design, practices, and strategies, and a thorough understanding of the LEED Green Building Rating System, Resources, and Processes set by the USGBC. In 2010, Lorna was certified as a Florida Water Star Certifier. In 2011 she certified the first Gold Florida Water Star Home in the Miami Dade County area, and in 2012 she certified the first Gold FWS commercial property, ”Fire station 22” in Martin county Florida. A top-performing Environmental Youth Instructor credited with combining education, awareness and fostering environmental expertise to proactively educate our future leaders. Highly accomplished in sustainability consulting and ability to build and maintain relationships. Recognized for being a part of the HBO series Saving My Tomorrow, by receiving the “Disney’s Friends for Change Grant” for helping make communities greener and by building and educating on Pollinator habitats in the Miami Dade County Public Schools.
Lorna is currently pursuing her PhD at the University of Florida under the department of Environmental Horticulture where she will be researching water conservation in the built environment. She believes the green building movement offers us an unprecedented opportunity to respond to the most important challenges of our time, and she is extremely excited to be part of this challenge.