This article was originally published in CREA’s Spring 2019 newsletter.
Susan Rae-Reeves’ life and work have been motivated by community building, political action, and the spiritual connection afforded by people working for economic and racial justice and preservation of and access to the natural world. After earning a BA in religion at Bates College, Susan left Maine for NYC, pursuing a spiritual quest through study at Union Theological Seminary. Susan worked at Christianity & Crisis Magazine and the New World Foundation where social justice, civil rights and respect for the natural world were shared values and priorities. She earned an MSW at Hunter College School of Social Work and briefly managed a division of programs for homeless and street youth. Coming home to Maine in 2014, Susan is developing a new relationship with the Androscoggin River, small town life, and the outdoors. Joining the CREA board in 2019 offers an opportunity to bring all the threads together.