Lorenn Walker, JD, MPH

 Lorenn Walker, www.lorennwalkercom, is a health educator and restorative lawyer. She directs Hawai’i Friends of Restorative Justice, which collaborates with organizations and individuals locally, nationally and internationally, including prisons, courts, law enforcement, schools, and non-profits/NGOs to develop, implement, and study public health, restorative justice and solution-focused approaches for peace building and addressing trauma. She is a Senior Fulbright Specialist for conflict management and peacemaking training; principle researcher of numerous cited pilot projects; author of several books and over 50 articles; peer reviewer for five academic journals; recipient of numerous awards; and keynote speaker at national and international conferences. She has trained thousands on restorative and solution-focused practices. Media including NPR, the Oprah Winfrey Network, and Sage Publishing Company, have interviewed her. She earned a Montessori preschool through second grade teacher’s certificate at age 19 from the former St. Nicholas Montessori Teacher Training Centre; JD degree in 1983 from Northeastern University School of Law; and masters in health education in 1996 from the University of Hawai‘i School of Public Health.