Business Innovation Director
Born and raised in Boston and a Detroiter since 2011, Susan is a passionate social justice advocate. With a bachelor’s degree in politics and sociology from Oberlin College, a Master of Art in political economy from Northwestern University and a Master of Science in global public health from Trinity College Dublin, Susan has spent her career working on community improvement strategies domestically and abroad.
Her strength lies in working in coalitions and within cross-sector collaborations to tackle a common goal. Over the course of her career she has worked with union leaders, CEOs, heads of state and diplomats to help create economic opportunities to lead people out of poverty. In her free time, Susan enjoys hanging out with her daughter, reading, gardening, and volunteering with Seafoam Palace – a museum of wonder and curiosities rising on the east side of Detroit.