Lorena represents Southern California, Arizona, Southern Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Western Colorado, and Hawaii. She works with design professionals as an educational resource on the technical and economic aspects of building with structural steel.
Prior to joining AISC, Lorena worked for several years as a field engineer for Hilti, developing project and application solutions by working with local design and construction professionals in the Los Angeles area. She received a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from California State University, Long Beach, with an emphasis in structural engineering. After graduating, Lorena began her career as a design engineer for VanDorpe Chou Associates, Inc. in Orange, California and obtained her California Professional Engineer license.
Lorena has served as an active member in several professional organizations including the Structural Engineers Association of Southern California, the American Society of Civil Engineers, and Mexican-American Engineers and Scientists.