Suzanne is a Senior Associate with World Resources Institute's (WRI) Natural Infrastructure Initiative and Cities4Forests, where she works with business, financial institutions, government, and civil society to manage climate and water risk through adoption of nature-based solutions.

Suzanne and her team utilize biophysical, economic, and institutional analysis to integrate natural capital into policy and investment decisions. This includes work to evaluate the business case for nature-based solutions for water security, including financial analysis in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Espirito Santo, Brazil, Monterrey, Mexico, Bogota, Colombia, and hydropower sites in Colombia and Costa Rica.

Suzanne also works to promote nature mainstreaming at development finance institutions. She co-authored the World Bank’s first flagship report on NBS, Integrating Green and Gray, leading research and analysis on the technical, social, economic, policy and financial case for green-gray infrastructure. Her work with the Inter-American Development Bank has produced a series of foundational knowledge products, NBS for Latin America and the Caribbean. Increasingly, she is looking to resolve persistent data gaps and policy conditions that hold back investment in the field.

Previously at WRI, Suzanne led WRI’s Business and Ecosystem Services Project, researching the interconnections between corporate performance and ecosystem change. She has trained and advised dozens of companies to use The Corporate Ecosystem Services Review.

She earned her Masters of Environmental Management degree from Yale University and her B.A. in Environmental Science and Government from Lawrence University. She is a Yale Fox International Fellow and a Kinship Conservation Fellow.