Suzanne Little oversees Pew’s land conservation in Alaska. She is based in Anchorage and focuses on building relationships with Alaska Natives living in remote areas and communities across the state. The goal of her work is to ensure that local voices are represented and heard in land use issues, including policy debates relating to the conservation of Alaska’s rugged and pristine landscapes.
Before joining Pew, Little was engaged in policy development, land use planning, and nonprofit management. She also represented the Kenai Peninsula in the Alaska state Senate for one term. Little 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.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental planning and landscape architecture from the University of California, Davis.