Suzanne Lipton, Assistant Director
Suzanne Lipton is the Assistant Director at EICES. In this role, Suzanne oversees projects and programs at EICES, including the SEE-U program and the Executive Education Program. She has an MPA in Environmental Science and Policy from Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs (2014). Before coming to EICES Suzanne worked at various non-profits focused on environmental sustainability as well as sustainable agrifood systems.
Suzanne came to her interest in environmental sustainability through work in the food industry. After graduating from the University of Michigan, Suzanne started a small food establishment in Ann Arbor, MI, before moving to New York City to work as a pastry chef. Work in the kitchens of farm to table restaurants exposed her issues of environmental sustainability in food sourcing, as well as the underlying economic drivers, and policy barriers to creating more sustainable systems.