Susan R. Eaton

Class of:  2020

A geoscientist, journalist, and polar explorer, Susan R. Eaton studies the interplay of plate tectonics, oceans, glaciers, climate, and life in polar regions. Named one of Canada’s top 100 modern-day explorers by the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, Susan investigates the world’s oceans—from Antarctica to the Arctic—in the snorkel zone, a unique land-sea-ice-air interface where charismatic animals and snorkelers comingle. In 2014, Susan founded the Sedna Epic Expedition, comprised of Indigenous and non-Indigenous women ocean explorers, scientists, artists, educators, and scuba divers. Sedna’s sea women have brought the ocean to eye level for more than 1,000 Inuit youths, girls, and elders in the Arctic.