Texas Tech University

Lori Guerrero Awarded the Tech Parents Student Academic Leadership Award

Environmental Design Ph.D. student Lori Guerrero has been awarded the Tech Parents Student Academic Leadership Award. Each spring, Tech Parents awards Student Academic Leadership Awards to one student from each of the colleges, as well as the Schools of Law. Student recipients are recognized at the Texas Tech Parents Association Faculty & Student Award Breakfast where each recipient receives a plaque and honorarium.

Lori says she has always been encouraged by a large network of individuals promoting scholarship and service at Texas Tech University. "It's an honor to be recognized by the Texas Tech Parents Association for my service in the community. The recognition speaks to the priorities at Texas Tech University to engage in scholarly research," Lori said.

Lori's goal is to earn a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in a research university where she will be able to continue her research and engage students. "I look forward to preparing the future generation of interior designers and sparking a flame of research through an evidence-based design approach," Lori said.

Along with this award, Lori has also been awarded the Elo and Olga Urbanovsky Fellowship for her work with the Outdoor Learning Environments (OLE!) initiative. OLE! Texas is a multidisciplinary intervention that seeks to combat childhood obesity through the development of early childhood health promotion strategies. She is also actively involved in both the Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC) and the Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA).

Lori Guerrero describes her experience with Texas Tech Graduate School.

"Everyone in the graduate school is friendly, they know me by name, and they are always willing to help, Lori said. "Each individual in graduate school is an expert in their focus area, and they are eager to support the graduate students by sharing their knowledge and experience."

Congratulations, Lori!