I don’t know Sue very well (yet). But I know a “force of nature” when I see one.
She is Conservation International's Marine Programs Manager in the Pacific.
From what I have heard, her work and influence in the region go far beyond that. She has been a key person in many of the large-scale Pacific projects that are mentioned on this site, such as PIPA (Phoenix Islands MPA) and Papahanoumokuakea (North Western Hawaiian Islands MPA), the Palau Shark Sanctuary, and of course Samoa MPAs.
If you add up the total amount of sea area that is now protected, thanks to people like Sue, it becomes obvious how she has affected shark conservation in a very big way.
Funds Awarded To Samoa’s Largest Marine Protected Areas
Prioritizing Conservation in Samoa