Susan has been a part of Extension for 18 years, and an Extension Educator since 2015. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Food and Nutrition, specializing in Dietetics, and a Master of Science in Health Education and Administration from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. Susan serves Bureau, LaSalle, Marshall, and Putnam Counties. She uses her education, experience, and expertise to help people improve their health by offering evidenced-based programs that offer knowledge, develop awareness, and build skills for positive behavior changes.
In the Nutrition and Wellness program, Susan promotes food safety, food preservation, chronic disease prevention and management, and nutrition & wellness education through offering her classes, authoring blogs, and presenting in virtual platforms. She works to foster relationships for food access and coalition-building through the development of nutrition policy, food systems, and environments in the Illinois Nutrition Education Program. Susan also administers programming at the Extension Education Center & Community Teaching Kitchen in LaSalle, IL.
Susan realizes that no matter how young or old, it’s never too late to make lifestyle changes. She is an advocate of living an active lifestyle. Susan encourages getting activity every day and promotes the Move Your Way guidelines.