Lorraine Schneider is an emergency manager with experience in preparedness, response and recovery. Through her work as a training specialist, she has developed, facilitated and implemented rigorous training and exercise programs serving the University of California, Los Angeles, as well as local jurisdictions and nonprofits. She is the co-founder of KASSL Emergency Management Consulting, a firm specializing in training, exercise development, and emergency planning for the public and private sector. Her contributions to LA City's pilot project on Supply Chain Resiliency earned her a Certificate of Recognition by LA City Mayor, Eric Garcetti. Ms. Schneider served as an Inaugural Board Member of Women in Homeland Security - Southern California and is an Ambassador for The Painted Turtle. She has received a certificate degree in Homeland Security & Emergency Management from UCLA Extension and a Bachelor of Arts degree in North American Studies with a focus on U.S. foreign policy and war studies from the Freie Universität Berlin. In 2014, Ms. Schneider left her European roots behind to move to West LA, where she currently resides with her wife.