Susan Zhu

Senior Strategic Projects Manager

Susan is a Sr. Strategic Projects Manager on the Sustainability Team, where she serves in a chief of staff capacity to the Chief Business Officer, Leila Makarechi. Prior to Merit America, Susan was an Associate at the Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation, a venture philanthropy organization that invests in early stage social impact organizations. She is also a former attorney and started her career as a special education teacher with Teach For America.

When not taking care of her plants, dog, and toddler, Susan enjoys planning her next vacation, scrolling through Instagram and saving recipes she will never have time to make, and attempting to make a decision with her partner on what they should watch tonight.

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