Elnaz is a Ph.D. Candidate and Research Assistant in the Department of Architectural Engineering, Pennsylvania State University (PSU). Since 2019, she has been working on a research study funded by LCI to investigate how we can better support trade partners' adoption of lean methods. The goal of this study, which is being conducted under the supervision of Dr. Robert Leicht, is to establish a user-friendly, easily accessible guideline of lean methods and techniques, which can be found on the LCI website. In addition, she is a member of the LCI Trade Task Force group. The focus of her Ph.D. thesis is on "Lean Teams" and how team dynamics affect lean methods adoption.