Director of Programs, COO
Outside of her academic pursuits, Susan is the co-founder of LEAD South Dakota, an organization that has helped thousands of new South Dakotans become involved in politics since its inception in 2016. She’s also employed full time as a research director with Sanford Research where she consults on more than 20 evaluation metrics projects as a data scientist. Susan enjoys helping nonprofits establish sustainable data processes and has consulted with several local organizations on development and strategic planning. She lives in Sioux Falls with her 9-year-old daughter and 8-year-old son.