Born and raised in Geneva, Switzerland, Susan made her way to the US for her undergraduate and master studies, before moving to London in 2010 to pursue a PhD in Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Imperial College London, under the aegis of the MRC-HPA Centre for Environment & Health (http://www.environment-health.ac.uk/). As an undergraduate, she studied ecology and evolutionary biology, and spent some time learning about the social organization of ant colonies and their decision making processes. After transitioning to the field of environmental health sciences and epidemiology for her graduate studies, she worked on the health effects of exposure to ambient air pollution on the susceptible developing fetus and child, and currently studies the effects of prenatal exposure to the by-products of the chlorination of water on birth outcomes, in a cohort of mothers and children in the North-East of England. This field combines her interests in biological mechanisms, ecosystem and population-level research, human health, and social and environmental justice. Susan’s PhD is funded by a Medical Research Council Capacity Building studentship.