Suez came to Broads through her son, Tim Peterson, who worked on the Broads’ Healthy Lands project. Trained as an economist at the University of Utah, Suez has worked both in the corporate world as a financial economist doing research and as an academic teaching at public and private universities in the US and abroad. Suez retired as a professor from Regis College in Denver in May 2018, where her courses included economics, finance, and global environmental courses titled “Wilderness: A Story of Passion and Perseverance” and “Consumption, Contentment, & Climate Change.”
In late 2018, with the support of Great Old Broads, and working with Dave Devine, a digital media specialist at Regis’ Dayton Memorial Library, Suez finished a film “Wild Hope” which has screened at film festivals, conferences, churches, universities, and conservation organization events. “Wild Hope” tells the story of our deep spiritual connection to the natural world, a connection that has the power to rewire our brains, take us back to our deepest roots, and change how we think and act in a world needing our care. For more on “Wild Hope” visit the website wildhopefilm.com. With a lifetime of hiking, camping and backpacking adventures in the Wasatch Mountains near her childhood home in Utah, and in her home now in Colorado, she brings a passion for wilderness grounded in the issues and her ongoing study of the wilderness canon.