School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences
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Lecturer, School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences
Associate Director, School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences - Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources
BioSusannah Barsom joined the E-IPER staff in spring of 2016, and is the chief academic staff officer of E-IPER, with responsibility for overall program management. She works on program and curriculum development, student advising, and strategic planning, and collaborates with E-IPER and School colleagues to ensure effective management of the program.
Before coming to Stanford, Sue was a faculty member at The Pennsylvania State University, where she served in the Sustainability Institute as Director of Academic Programs and, prior to that, in the Department of Biobehavioral Health. A biological anthropologist with degrees in anthropology from Wellesley College (BA), the University of Arizona (MA) and Penn State University (PhD), Sue has focused her research on human reproductive ecology and women’s reproductive health in North American and Venezuelan populations. More recently she has been engaged in research on sustainability education.
Having spent her formative years in Laramie, Wyoming, Sue is glad to be back in the West after a long absence. When she's not working on E-IPER projects, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, and appreciating the outdoors—bicycling, hiking, gardening, and most other activities on offer.
Program Manager, Joint MS, School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences - Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources
BioAnjana joined the E-IPER team in April 2014. She manages all aspects of the Joint MS program, including leading the Capstone seminar, serving as the primary liaison for Joint MS students, and representing the program across and beyond Stanford’s campus.
Anjana builds on 15 years of diverse experience designing and implementing programs in education, environment, energy and social equity. She spent five years working within K-14 education, building career pathways and programs that supported several emerging business sectors, largely focused on creating opportunities for underserved and at-risk populations. At Skyline College, she partnered with community and business leaders to develop programs in energy systems, green transportation and environmental science and created the campus sustainability program. Prior to her service in education, Anjana spent 10 years developing sustainability business strategies and implementing environmental programs within General Motors and Abbott Laboratories, and as a consultant with Arcadis and Saatchi & Saatchi S.
Anjana’s work is collaborative and solutions focused, spanning a variety of areas including demand side energy management, industrial pollution prevention, product life cycle-focused sustainability strategies, climate change mitigation, product toxicity, environmental compliance, and social equity. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil/Environmental Engineering from Purdue University and a Master of Science in Environmental Management from the Illinois Institute of Technology Stuart Graduate School of Business. Anjana enjoys being an active parent and avid traveler to friends, family and forests near and far.