Susan Rusinowski

Stormwater Engineering Manager

Susan Rusinowski

Stormwater Engineering Manager
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Susan Rusinowski is the Stormwater Engineering Manager for Detroit Future City (DFC). In this role, Susan leads the engineering and technical assistance for DFC’s green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) projects. This includes project management, design, and technical assistance for small businesses, nonprofits, faith institutions, and other community partners looking to transform vacant or underutilized land into GSI or activated open space. Susan also leads several data and research initiatives to help inform planning and policy development around sustainable land-use strategies.

Before joining DFC, Susan was a water resources engineer at Environmental Consulting & Technology, where she collaborated with public and private partners in the area to plan, design, and construct GSI practices. Susan also has experience in habitat, lake, stream, and river restoration and served as a Sustainability Intern in Brazil researching local forestry practices and its impacts on local communities and the ecosystem.

Susan has a bachelor’s degree in environmental engineering from the University of Michigan as well as her Engineer in Training (E.I.T.) and Envision Sustainability Professional (ENV SP) certifications.