Susi is an action researcher whose work focuses on the societal impacts of, and responses to, climate change, particularly in coastal areas, and on how to communicate global warming in a way that facilitates the necessary social changes. She just published an anthology on the topic, entitled Creating a Climate for Change: Communicating Climate Change and Facilitating Social Change (Cambridge University Press, 2007). A geographer by training (Ph.D. from Clark University, 1997), her work over the past 15 years has focused on interdisciplinary challenges such as the impacts of climate change and sea-level rise on coastal areas, community and state responses to such global change hazards, the interaction between science and policy/practice, and the communication of climate change risks in support of societal responses to climate change. Susanne was a post-doctoral fellow at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. Prior to coming to NCAR she worked for the Heinz Center in Washington, D.C., and as staff scientist for climate change for the Union of Concerned Scientists in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In 2005 she was selected as a fellow of the Aldo Leopold Leadership and the UCAR Leadership programs.