Wiesner received her M.S. in Hydrology in 2010 from the Technical University of Dresden, Germany. From 2011 through 2013 she worked abroad in Panama, working with the University of Potsdam and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. Her research involved characterizing differences in hydrological dynamics, namely throughfall, among teak plantations, a secondary successional rainforest, as well as a primary rainforest on Barro Colorado Island, a research island in the middle of the Panama Canal. Following her time in Panama she started a Ph.D. with the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, working on carbon, energy and entropy dynamics of subtropical longleaf pine savannas. Following her Ph.D. she continued to work within agroecosystems, investigating management strategies that can increase their environmental sustainability and resilience to changes in climate. In 2018 she received a postdoctoral fellowship with the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, working jointly with the U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center and the University of Wisconsin, Madison. In 2020 she was selected for a postdoctoral fellowship with the Dairy Innovation Hub, working with Dr. Paul Stoy in the department of Biological Systems Engineering. Learn more about Susi’s teaching and mentoring philosophy, ongoing projects and featured publications at www.susannewiesnerphd.com.