Dr. Sussman is a geoscientist specializing in structural geology.
Why the Geology of the Rio Grande Rift?
Says Dr. Sussman: “Our research in the Rio Grande Rift has implications not only for local issues such as water resources and environmental management but also for understanding rift systems worldwide and other global issues such as climate change.”
Why Work with Earthwatchers?
Dr. Sussman led teams of teenagers every summer with Earthwatch. She knows how powerful such a field experience can be for young people. She herself was a studio arts major in college and did not get into the sciences until she went on a geology field trip with a class she took her junior year.