Susan is the Project Manager for the Energy and Sustainability Program at County of San Diego since 2013. Her work at the County includes finding opportunities to increase the energy and water efficiency and sustainability of County operations, studying the feasibility of innovative solutions, and developing programs and projects to implement promising findings. She has hands-on experience with the challenges in creating sustainability momentum in the public sector. Previous to her position with the County, she worked for many years as an architect (involved in sustainability projects such as the first strawbale post office in New Mexico), architectural planner (working with public and nonprofit clients to develop sustainability planning and facility master planning), and economic development professional (10 years with the historic preservation/community development program MainStreet). She holds a Master in Architecture from the University of New Mexico, has been LEED AP since 2005, and CEM since 2015.