serves as the director of the Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program (BTNEP). Prior to becoming director she worked in the wetlands community
for over 15 years performing education and outreach on a host of Louisiana environmental issues. She worked with the Louisiana’s Coastal Wetlands Planning,
Protection and Restoration Act’s (CWPPRA) Public Outreach Committee as a media specialist, technical writer, and public outreach coordinator. She is
also the former BTNEP Formal Education Coordinator. She is former classroom teacher of high school science and math. Susan is also a former member
of the Governor’s Environmental Education Commission where she served two terms. She has worked with several environmental organizations in the State
and along the coast helping to provide resources for wetland education.