Susan Carlson is EnvironMentors Director. She served as the DC EnvironMentors Program Director for five years before joining the National Council for Science and the Environment in 2006 to scale up EnvironMentors as a national, university-based college access program. EnvironMentors currently has chapters at seven universities in addition to the model DC EnvironMentors chapter and will continue to add chapters in the years to come.
Previous to EnvironMentors, Susan served as National Audubon Society’s Chapter Program Director through which she developed the chapter leadership training programs and local conservation campaigns for Audubon’s 500 chapters nationwide. Susan directed her own consulting practice supporting media communications, education, and outreach functions for federal agencies, non profit organizations, and corporations including the U.S. Fish and Wildlife, U.S. Forest Service, US Environmental Protection Agency, CPB Annenburg Math Science Foundation, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Phillips Petroleum, and others. She began her career as a high school science teacher, teaching AP biology, earth, and environmental sciences in Maine and Washington, DC.
Susan majored in Natural Resource Management, with a minor in Glaciology at the University of Maine, Orono. Susan conducted research on fluid dynamics of the Haggendeglaz Glacier in Norway. She has previously served as a Wilderness First Responder for the State of Maine, and is currently working towards a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Certification.