Lorna Solis is Founder and CEO of Elevate, a non-profit organization dedicated to giving gifted young women who have been forced from their homes by conflict or climate change the opportunity of a first-class, STEM-focused education at a partner university and employment with a Fortune 500 partner company.
She is also Founder and CEO of GritTekkie, a company that aims to fill staffing needs in technology for leading companies worldwide by unlocking access to highly talented, skilled, credentialed pools of labor drawing from underserved groups, including refugees and internally displaced people.
When I was a refugee, I was lucky. Some of the families in our situation had money, but my parents managed to get something far more valuable: Green Cards. We could get out.
Lorna Solis was born in Nicaragua, and came to the US as a refugee. She is the founder of Blue Rose Compass and Lynke. She helps refugees access university and the job market. Her work has been affected by Trump's travel ban.