Susan Silber grew up in the suburbs of Los Angeles and Orange County, interspersed with healthy doses of nature through frequent trips all over the United States, and graduated with a B.A. in History from U.C. Santa Cruz.
She merged her twin passions of education and the environment shortly after college through various jobs as a naturalist and program coordinator, including an adventurous two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Costa Rica. Susan received a Teaching Credential and Masters in Education through a Peace Corps Fellowship at San Francisco State, and continued her work at several Bay Area environmental education organizations. She founded a bicycle education project in San Francisco, a climate education program with Acterra and worked with the Green Schools Initiative to create a waste reduction project with Berkeley Unified School District.
Susan recently created the Nature’s Voices Project, for which she received a Pollination Project grant in 2014. This project focuses on empowering youth to tell their stories about their inspirational environmental projects. Susan currently lives with her husband and daughter in Berkeley, CA. She loves nature, bicycling, gardening, music, outdoor adventures, traveling and hanging out with her wonderful community of amazing family and friends.