Susan Patterson

Position: Senior Manager of Publications
Categories: Communications, External Affairs and Communications

Susan Patterson (she/her) is the Senior Manager, Publications, and a communications specialist with a strong track record of crafting clear, concise, and impactful content that elevates the mission of nonprofits working to improve the lives of women and girls.

Before joining IWPR, Susan worked for PAI, a global sexual and reproductive health and rights advocacy nonprofit. There, she led the creation of donor communications and helped shape programmatic content and organizational collateral, ensuring each piece was accurate, on brand, and amplified the organization’s work and the urgency of its mission. Other prior experience includes three international fellowships with NGOs in Ghana, Panamá, and Thailand.

Susan holds a B.A. in Rhetoric and Communications from the University of Virginia. She lives in Washington, D.C., where she can usually be found outside running, camping, or hiking or inside curled up on the couch with her dog and cat.