Susan S. Sawyers is an artist, advocate, and strategist based in New York City. She leverages experience in the arts and media to advocate for more creativity in education, business, and everyday life. Susan’s innovative work bridges the gap between digital and physical, past and future.

Susan is a graduate of Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism , the International Center of Photography’s New Media Narratives program, and Grinnell College. She was director/curator of LA’s Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation, an assistant VP at Christie’s, producer of “Bloomberg EDU,” an independent journalist and producer for Bloomberg Radio’s weekly look at education, “Bloomberg EDU”. Her reporting has appeared in  The New York Times, USA Today, The Huffington Post, The Hechinger Report and New York Social Diary.

Susan mentors students in photography and writing. She is a member of Solidaire, has reviewed grants for the New York Women’s Foundation and was a coach for Do Something and The Future Project.

SUSAN’S TOOLBOX

>  a blank notebook, usually a moleskine
>  a sharpened pencil
>  a uni-ball retractable pen. I lose pen caps.
>  iPhone
>  Macbook Air
>  a camera from Adorama (a storyteller’s paradise, a shopper’s hell)
>  Zoom-H2-Recorder (well, now I use the iPhone microphone app, not as good as zoom but reliable enough)
>  Orla Kiely Laptop Bag