Academic Credentials
  • M.S., Geotechnical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 1993
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 1990
Licenses & Certifications
  • Professional Engineer Civil, California, #52522
Professional Affiliations
  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science

Ms. Lu has over twenty years of professional experience, the first half primarily in environmental remediation and occupational health consulting, and the latter half in management consulting with a focus on health, environment and safety (HES)-related programs. She has and continues to support clients within the oil and gas industry in a variety of capacities including as project manager, organizational change manager, IT design lead, and subject matter expert for training and communications teams. 

Known amongst her clients as an effective and objective facilitator who quickly comes up to speed on a project, Ms. Lu can translate a vision into the specific deliverables and outcomes that define success. She has been in a leadership capacity for several global deployments of new and revised business processes and supporting IT tools.

Ms. Lu's projects cover a broad range of HES-related subjects including management of change, serious injury and fatality prevention, incident investigation/loss prevention, contractor health, environment and safety management, occupational safety, environmental compliance, and end-state vision for remediation projects. Her most recent work has involved updating a major oil company's operational excellence/health, environment and safety management system, and developing the workflow and governance processes supporting a client's digital transformation efforts. Ms. Lu has facilitated client working groups in topics ranging from health and safety, environmental remediation, public relations and communications, and technology development.

In her work at Exponent, Ms. Lu has applied her management skills to integrating work products from multidisciplinary team members for large-scale projects. Ms. Lu has also applied her technical research skills assisting clients in the fields of occupational and environmental health. Examples of such projects include analysis of work-related injury trends, assessment of public health risks during electric power outages, and evaluation of asbestos and mold exposures.

Prior to joining Exponent, Ms. Lu was a Senior Engineer at Geomatrix Consultants in Oakland, California, where she was responsible for the development, design and implementation of environmental investigations and remediation systems. She applied her knowledge of environmental forensics, risk-based decision-making, regulatory compliance, and her understanding of clients' business goals to bring together landowners, developers, construction crews, and the regulatory community to prioritize health and safety risks and resolve environmental and public health issues in a cost-effective and timely manner.