Susan Corbett

Biography

A writer, community organizer, and consultant in program management, micro-enterprise development, family planning, and HIV/AIDS education, Susan Corbett began her community development career in 1976 as a Peace Corps Volunteer, working in a health clinic in Liberia, West Africa. In 1979, she joined Save the Children Federation as a program coordinator for cooperative and small business projects in Burkina Faso. In 1982, Susan returned to the States to work in drug and alcohol prevention for runaway youth in San Diego, CA.

Susan currently works with Intercambio de Comunidades (a nonprofit organization supporting immigrants) as Development Director after volunteering as a teacher with Intercambio from 2004-2008. She has served on the Boards of Directors for Planned Parenthood, Blue Sky Bridge, Emergency Family Assistance Association, Boulder Valley Women's Health Center, and Solar Cookers International. She has traveled to over 40 countries in Europe, Africa, Asia, the Pacific and Caribbean, and Central and North America and has lived and worked in ten African countries over the past thirty years (Uganda, Tanzania, Mali, The Gambia, Cameroon, Burkina Faso, Mauritius, Tunisia, Nigeria, and Liberia). She holds a BA in International Relations from Scripps College, an MA in Cross Cultural Management from World Learning, School for International Training and has also studied at the Sorbonne, Department of Political Science, University of Paris, France.

Susan lives in Colorado with her husband, Steve, her sons, Mitch & Sam, and her dog, Bear.

Books

This member has not published any books.