Susan Climan

Manager, Alumni Engagement

I have loved the arts from a young age, and it led me to pursuing a B.A. in Art History from Boston University. After working in a fine art gallery on Fifth Avenue after graduation, I realized that the art world was not for me. My career really started to take shape while I was booking group tours for the Lower East Side Tenement Museum and I saw the impact that visiting the museum had on students of all ages. I have now held several positions related to education, but I’m not a teacher! I love when my work impacts the lives of students – it is what I am most passionate about, professionally. I have had the pleasure of running a leadership program for high school juniors, organizing career fairs for juniors and seniors, and – most importantly for this role – working with the students at Johnson & Wales University – North Miami and alumni from all of the JWU campuses. I am proud to be joining NAF as Manager, Alumni Engagement after three years of serving as the Advisory Board Chair in Broward County, FL. I have seen firsthand the impact that NAF academies provide, and I am excited to help guide students and alumni to great careers.