ESSI Program Officerrinaldis@umich.edu
Before joining ESSI, Susan served as a director for student academic support based on inclusive and equitable access in higher education where she managed professional and student staff and provided oversight of Content Tutoring, Supplemental Instruction, and Learning Skills Tutoring, summer transition programs for first time and rising second year students and partnered with faculty to develop new course structures and support. For more than twelve years, Susan’s leadership has supported university students at all levels (undergraduates and graduate) through the design and implementation of innovative program services, holistic program models, and high student and program outcomes to close educational equity gaps. She has also found a passion for ensuring and supporting professional development with those that she has worked with and alongside (e.g., professionals, educators, and undergraduate and graduate student staff).
Susan holds a master’s degree in Educational Studies and a bachelor’s degree in Cellular & Molecular Biology from the University of Michigan.