Suzanne Chew is a PhD candidate in the Department of Geography at the University of Calgary, researching environmental decision-making that strengthens the marginalized voice. She focuses on inclusive participation and communication, and is learning from Inuit communities in the Canadian Arctic. Suzanne is passionate about storytelling, climate change, and mental health advocacy. She has translated her academic research into award-winning poetry and published stories with Short Édition at the Calgary Public Library and antilang.
Suzanne has over 7 years’ experience working in the private and non-profit climate sector, previously serving as the Director at the international non-profit Nexus, focused on low-carbon, poverty-alleviation programmes in Asia and Africa, and as Regional Manager at Tradition Green in London, focused on financing global low-carbon projects. Suzanne completed her undergraduate degree in Physics at Imperial College London, and has a Masters in Environmental Technology, majoring in Environmental Economics.