Susan became a Wilderness Quest guide after working in rural Africa and Latin America for over a decade and seeing the profoundly empowering effects of living intimately with land and nature. Her training in Anthropology and work in International Development gave her a deep appreciation for what it means to be human, across cultures. She is passionate about confronting the challenges of disconnection brought on by modern Western life. Since 2017, she has worked as a wilderness therapy guide helping teenagers and young adults navigate their way toward adulthood. Susan has come through the Rites of Passage guide training program and holds a Master’s degree in International Affairs from Columbia University.