Suzanne Little oversees Pew’s land conservation efforts in Alaska. She is based in Anchorage and much of her work involves building relationships with Alaska Natives living in remote areas and communities across the state, with the goal of ensuring that these local voices are represented and heard in land use issues, including policy debates relating to the conservation of Alaska’s rugged and pristine landscapes.
Little has extensive experience in public policy leadership, land planning, and nonprofit management, and she represented the Kenai Peninsula in the Alaska state Senate for one term. She was voted the most effective new legislator and led the effort to rewrite Alaska’s Open Meetings Act, championing public involvement and local control for resource development.
Little holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental planning and landscape architecture from the University of California, Davis.