SUE PITTS

Student Conservation Association

Originally from the rural Midwest, Sue grew up in a world surrounded by cornfields, luscious green trees, and the Great Lakes. Her interest in the outdoor field was sparked while in high school, when she discovered you could have a career as a wildland firefighter. Sue went on to pursue Conservation Biology at Kent State University and spent her long summers working at the University Greenhouse and Herbarium. After graduating, Sue served as an intern within a residential conservation corps program hosted by The Student Conservation Association in New Hampshire.  While there she discovered a love of the outdoors, a commitment to serving youth, and a passion for volunteer work.

Sue has spent the last 11 years working as a staff member with the Student Conservation Association. During her tenure she has helped facilitate a residential corps program, has mentored and guided leaders, and more recently has been working to develop policies and trainings to support SCA staff. In her current role, she has a focus on equity, diversity, and inclusion, and has been working with a team of staff members on building SCA’s vision moving forward.