Resume (General)

Lorna Govier

Summary of Qualifications

  • I am highly motivated to develop sustainable designs as I experience our world’s changing climate and read about the latest scientific findings about our environment
  • I have a love of both the artistic and technical based on 24 years of professional music performance, and 7 years of engineering experience
  • I am passionate, adaptable and organized learner used to working on complex projects
  • I am an intuitive, compassionate person who prioritizes realizing her client’s vision based on 9 years of private music teaching.
  • I have a Bacherlors of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Rochester, 1998. GPA 3.4



Southwest Harp Tucson, AZ. 2000 to present

Professional Celtic Harpist. 2000 to present. 

Performer for local festivals, receptions and wedding

Private Harp Instructor. 2005 to 2014

President of the Tucson Chapters of the American Harp Society and the International Society of Folk Harpers and Craftsmen. February 2005 to June 2010.

Planned meetings, published directory, created email list and website, organized artist concerts, club concerts, arranged workshops for visiting artists.

Edmund Optics, Tucson, AZ. November 2004 to October 2006

Mechanical Drafting.

Drew and updated optical and mechanical prints to specifications using Mechanical Desktop.

ECRI, Plymouth Meeting, PA. November 2000 to May 2005

Project Engineer. November 2000 to May 2005

Evaluated Medical Devices – developed test protocol, performed testing and rated groups of medical devices, wrote technology guidance articles, reported upon medical device problems for the monthly journal Health Devices

Problem Reporting Group Manager. January 2004 to November 2004

Analyzed reports of problems with medical devices from member hospitals, assigned and reviewed problem report articles by other engineers in the group.

Publications in Health Devices.

Synthetic Surgical Gloves (June 2002)

Portable Water Treatment Systems for Hemodialysis (December 2003.)

Lower Protien Latex Gloves (May 2004)

Materials Management Information Systems (March 2005)

Abiocor Totally Implantable Artificial Heart (September 2002)

Problem Report Articles (Short articles)

Subjects include: Specialty Tables, Tracheal Suction Catheters, Imaging Tables, Heart-Lung Bypass Machines, Adjustable Tables and Chairs, Electric Cribs, Stretchers, Infusion Pumps, Sequential Pressure Devices, Insulin Pumps, MRI Compatible Physiologic Monitors. 

Other Duties.

Third Party reviewer for two 510(k) applications for pre-market clearance. Technical reviewer for other ECRI publications: Health Devices Alerts, Health Product Comparison System. Provided extensive AutoCAD drafting services for ECRI’s Consulting Group (Fall of 2002.)

Urban Engineers, Inc., Philadelphia PA. February 1999 to November 2000

Junior Mechanical Engineer.

Performed HVAC design calculations, reviewed HVAC and plumbing shop drawings, selected HVAC and plumbing equipment, drew heating, air-conditioning and plumbing building plans using AutoCAD.

University of Rochester, Rochester, NY. September 1996 to May 1998

Curriculum Development for Digital Music Course.

Created demonstrations and visual GUIs of lecture and laboratory material. Assisted during spring terms.

 Professional Affiliations

American Harp Society (AHS). International Society of Folk Harpers and Craftsmen (ISFHC). 

References available upon request.