Susan Walker, M.S.
Sue earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Central Michigan University in 1983 and a Master of Science Degree in Fisheries and Wildlife from Michigan State University in 1993. Between earning these degrees Sue served in Swaziland, southern Africa as a Peace Corp Volunteer teaching middle school science at Emcozini Middle School and as an environmental writer at Mlilwane Game Preserve. On returning to the United States, Sue was a fishery management biologist for the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indian's Great Lakes commercial fisheries. After earning her M.S. degree Sue was a staff biologist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Michigan where she worked in endangered species listing and consultation; her proudest work was bringing the Great Lakes population of Piping Plover back from the brink of extinction. In 1994, Sue and her family relocated to Juneau, Alaska and she opened the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Southeast Alaska Fishery Program Office and was the Supervisory Project Leader. Sue is currently the Alaska Region Hydropower Coordinator, where her work focuses on working with hydropower project applicants, owners and other stakeholders to ensure that hydropower projects including dams, lake taps, run-of-river projects, and hydrokinetic projects including wave, tidal and in-river turbines are sustainably developed and avoid or minimize impacts to anadromous fish and their habitats.