Esther Obonyo is an Associate Professor and Rinker Holland Professor at the University of Florida's Rinker School of Building Construction. She offers courses in construction engineering and productivity improvement. Esther's interests are in the area of sustainable and resilient design and construction, and in particular, on identifying opportunities for cross-fertilization between the stakeholders in the built environment and other industrial sectors. Her work in this area has been through support from the National Science Foundation, ELP and UF Internal Grants. Her other research interests include continuous business improvement and the effective use of Information Technology to promote knowledge sharing. She is a member of the Powell Center for Construction and Environment and also sits in the College's Sustainability Committee. Previously, she worked as a business improvement analyst within the Balfour Beatty Group in the United Kingdom and a construction project manager in Nairobi, Kenya. She has completed Faculty Internship with United Forminging Inc (Orlando), Lend Lease (Maryland) and JE Dunn (Ocala Fl).