Susan has spent most of her career within or in partnership with school districts. Most recently, she helped develop DIAL EE, an early education initiative of the CDE Foundation that supports the testing and adaptation of innovative practices that strengthens student learning and builds coherence across the PK – 12 school system. She also spent 15 years working in various capacities with the San Francisco Unified School Districts (SFUSD) starting with helping to coordinate joint youth development and support programs between the City of San Francisco and SFUSD to serving in the Superintendent’s Office across three superintendents’ tenures. In addition, she served as the Education Program Officer for the Walter and Elise Haas Fund, a family foundation based in San Francisco, and worked in social policy research at Manpower Demonstration Research Corporation and MPR Associates on evaluations that included a high school career academy demonstration project and implementation of an innovative mental health-focused unemployment support program.