April is the Projects Manager at the Institute for the Built Environment with expertise in integrated design, green building strategies, sustainable operations and maintenance, occupant behavior engagement, corporate sustainability, facilitation & trainings, and LEED certification. Often referred to as the in-house “LEED Therapist,” she assists clients and development projects with successful implementation of sustainable design and operations and has managed project certifications across multiple LEED rating systems (BD+C, CI, EB:O&M) with a range of building types including labs and higher education facilities, corporate office buildings, K-12 schools, dormitories, and a variety public buildings. Additionally, she provides professional mentorship and guidance to the graduate student interns at IBE. April has a Bachelor’s of Science from Ohio University and a Master’s of Science in Construction Management and Sustainable Building from Colorado State University. Her masters’ thesis identified effective techniques for facilitating paradigm shifts. April volunteered as a content expert for the USGBC LEED regionalization task force for LEED 2012 and is currently involved with the Center for Green Schools’ EBOM Higher Education Focus Group.