Susanna is an experienced researcher with a longstanding commitment to advancing the public good, workers’ rights, and environmental justice.
Before coming to CLU, she was a researcher with the Service Employees International Union, Local 32BJ, helping to win Boston airport workers a union. She has also served as Associate Director of Research at Corporate Accountability, where she led research on US and international campaigns against water privatization. Susanna has taught at Harvard, Brown and the Rhode Island School of Design, and served as Deputy Editor of the International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health. She has written on topics including national and transnational worker movements, pesticide exposure and policy, and the corporate corruption of science. Her book on the history of the pesticide DBCP in the US and Central America, Toxic Injustice: A Transnational History of Exposure and Struggle, was published by the University of California Press in 2014. She received her doctorate in American Studies from Brown University in 2008.