Lecturers at the Jefferson Educational Society

Susannah Faulkner

Susannah Faulkner, M.P.A., is an artist and advocate currently serving as Director of Development at the SSJ Neighborhood Network. Her career and studies have taken her from Erie to New York, Colorado, England, Ireland, and California, with a return to home in the fall of 2020.


Susannah received a BA in Politics from Ithaca College and an MPA in Public and Social Policy from the London School of Economics. An emerging policymaker, she played a key role in the reform of a British social services program in 2015 and in a California statute to combat

inequities in the child welfare system in 2021. Additionally, Susannah is a lifelong dancer and choreographer, currently teaching ballet to youth at Erie Dance Theater and Footlights Theater. She is a member of the JES Civic Leadership Academy and Raimy Fellowship.