Dr. Lorna Ortiz has completed a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Puerto Rico and a PhD. in Chemical Engineering specializing in Environmental Catalysis from the University of South Carolina. She joined Shell in 2005 to work in catalysis R&D and worked in the area of biofuels process development. In 2010 joined the GameChanger Team at Shell, specializing in revolutionary innovation and serves as the Global Coordinator for the Shell GameChanger Hunters network. Outside Shell, Lorna Ortiz is the president and co-founder of a non-profit organization called Curando el Autismo (CEA). CEA focuses in educating Hispanics parents and professionals on the treatments that have been successful in the recovery of children diagnosed with "autism". Lorna and her husband Dr. Herie Soto have dedicated the last 5 years in the research for immune dysfunctions and its relationship with "autism" and in the treatment of their son Herie. Lorna is the mother or two boys, Herie Jes? and Emilio Javier. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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