Anisa Heming is director of the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council. In 2014, she was named one of the Most Powerful Women in Sustainability by Green Building and Design Magazine. With a background in architecture, she began her work with USGBC in New Orleans, hired to assist with rebuilding the schools after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
After two years with the city’s Recovery School District, she moved to Washington, DC to begin the Green Schools Fellowship Program at the Center for Green Schools, a program that places and trains sustainability directors in school districts. As director, Anisa provides strategic direction to USGBC’s work in schools and coordinates an organization-wide team to promote environmental sustainability, health and wellness, and sustainability literacy in school systems around the world. She is a Little Rock native and holds a B.S. in Architecture from Washington University in St. Louis and an M.Arch. from the University of Washington in Seattle.