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Susanne Rockwell interviews a friendly foal at the Cole Facility on the UC Davis campus. (Trina Wood/UC Davis)

Connecting to the Natural World

I’ve been a web editor at UC Davis since 2000, and have  a passion for finding compelling stories about people and their work. I like to team up with creative writers to figure out what the audience really wants to know.

With a father who was a biologist, I was drawn to the natural world as a child — and I still am. My favorite nonprofit is the , which delivers outdoor science education to schoolchildren in the Sacramento region.

My history at UC Davis began in 1989 after 15 years working as a journalist at several California newspapers. I got to know the campus as the faculty-staff editor and later worked as a public information representative to the media.

What inspired me to do what I do?

I like to ask questions. And I like to hear stories. Who would have thought I could make a living doing this?

All-time dream

My longtime ambition is to work with a developing country on an educational project that makes a difference in their people’s health, well-being and quality of life.

Guilty pleasure

Really bad romance novels.

Contact me at 530-752-2542 or [email protected], learn more about me on and follow me on Twitter .


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