Susan Holmes coordinates the Connectivity Policy Coalition, which promotes policies to protect wildlife corridors and core habitat. She is also working to secure national monument designations in the Western Wildway, enhance protections for keystone carnivores, and incorporate wildlife connectivity into federal climate strategies.
Susan has long been passionate about protecting wildlands and wildlife. She combines a love of advocacy with expertise in media, government, and the workings of Capitol Hill. After graduating from Dartmouth College, she developed environmental programs at Columbia University. She then went on to work with the Sierra Club, where she campaigned to protect the Great Bear Rainforest, Adirondacks, and other wild places. During her decade-long stint as Senior Legislative Representative for Earthjustice, she defended wildlife and the Endangered Species Act. Most recently, she was the Washington, D.C., representative for the Save our Wild Salmon Coalition.
Susan lives in Washington, D.C., with two young daughters, her husband (a fellow environmentalist), and a spunky terrier. She enjoys cooking, gardening, and reading stories with the kids. Although she likes the cozy community of Capitol Hill, she looks forward to opportunities to hike and camp with her family.