Susan joined the foundation in 2005, after seven years at DePaul University in technology and arts-related staff positions. She has a keen interest in using data and technology to refine strategy and advance philanthropy and the non-profit sector. As an active member of the Grants Managers Network, she served as co-chair of its Midwest Chapter from 2009 to 2012. At Illinois' regional association of grantmakers, Forefront, she has served as co-chair of the Microedge Users Group and the Peer Network for New Grantmakers. Susan has a lifelong interest in the creative arts and the environment and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in electronic media arts from DePaul University. You can follow her on Twitter @sbc_at_work.