Who We Are

Founding Donor

Susan Locke is Professor Emerita of the Department of Psychology.  In her 48-year career at the college, she also served as Director of the Baruch College Honors Program, Chair of the WSAS Curriculum Committee, Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences, Interim Chair of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, and as chair or member of several other committees.  She was twice awarded the Presidential Excellence Award for Distinguished Teaching, as well as the Presidential Excellence Award for Distinguished Service. She is a graduate of Vassar College and the Adelphi University Institute for Advanced Psychological Studies.  Her first camera was a Kodak Duaflex II, given to her by her dad when she was eight years old.  Since then, she has had a lifelong love of photography and exploration of the natural world.  This gift to Baruch students represents her hope that they too will have the opportunity to explore, protect, and enjoy nature and pass along these values and opportunities for many generations to come.






Program Director

Emily Johnson is an assistant professor in the journalism department and an independent multimedia journalist. She graduated from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism (now the Newmark School) in 2010. She has been based in Southeast Asia and East Africa, where she has covered breaking news and topics as far-ranging as mental health, extremism, human rights, and climate change. She continues to report internationally out of her current home in New York and in 2020 she worked on a podcast for Foreign Policy on climate change solutions. Emily previously worked for the Nature Conservancy’s LEAF program, connecting high school students with the environment through internships on nature preserves across the country.









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