Susan Rusinowski serves as the Stormwater Engineering Manager for Detroit Future City (DFC), leading the engineering and overall technical assistance for DFC’s green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) projects. This includes project management, technical expertise and consulting for small businesses, nonprofits, and other community partners looking to transform vacant or underutilized land into GSI or activated open space. Susan also leads data and research initiatives to help inform planning and policy development around sustainable land-use strategies.
Susan has extensive environmental engineering experience in Detroit. Before joining DFC, she was a water resources engineer for Environmental Consulting & Technology, where she collaborated with public and private partners in the area to plan, design, and construct GSI practices. Susan has experience in habitat, lake, stream, and river restoration. Before this position, she served as a Sustainability Intern in Brazil researching local forestry practices and its impacts on communities and the ecosystem.
Susan has a BSE 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.