Cultural Anthropologist. Brand Marketer. Disruptor. I believe that incredible connections change the world.

I got my start as an AIDS educator in the brothels of Thailand, helping turn former prostitutes into entrepreneurs. Today, I'm the 20-year Innovation Storyteller and Founder of Emerging Media, an innovation communications consultancy dedicated to helping innovators and disruptors to create stories that get them the resources, runway, and recognition they deserve.

Our award-winning strategies have led to 10 company acquisitions. I speak to startups, corporate innovators, and top executives from 60+ countries at Fortune 100's like GE, Corning, Citi, Arm & Hammer, and at global conferences, consulates, and trade organizations about strategic storytelling, US market entry, and how to master the message and the media for maximum impact.

Winner of the 3 Golden Bridge Awards, SmartCEO Magazine’s Brava Award for Top Women CEO’s in NY, PR News’ Digital PR Awards, and American Business Awards Mentor of the Year, I give back to the entrepreneurial community as a mentor to disruptive US and international startups, and as a judge at premier competitions like NY Tech Week, The Mashies, and guest lectures at NYU's Graduate School of Journalism.

Emerging Media is a certified woman-owned business.

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Dickinson College

Degree in Anthropology & Comparative Religion

Universidad de Costa Rica

Liberation Theology



• Branding
• Marketing
• PR
• Storytelling
• Leadership

• Mentor to Domestic and International Startups


Susan has
Traveled to 40+ countries
Hitchhicked through 6 countries
Motorcycled through 2 countries

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