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Camels to Gather at Tribeca Rooftop

Defy Boundaries: New York City

Wednesday, September 28, 2022
Tribeca Rooftop

6 p.m.| Rooftop gathering with slider bar, craft cocktails  and sushi bar

7:15 p.m.| Lively discussion with President Katherine Bergeron and Susana Hancock ’07

8-9 p.m.| Dessert reception with all of your favorite mini-treats and a live crepe-making station


Don’t forget to stop by the Defy Boundaries swag table before you leave!

Please join President Katherine Bergeron, members of the Board of Trustees and other College leaders, as well as fellow Camels, for an evening of fun, food and friendship–and New York views like no other–at Tribeca Rooftop. This exciting event will feature a lively discussion with President Bergeron and Susana Hancock ’07, a transdisciplinary Arctic climate researcher working at the nexus of science and politics surrounding the climate crisis in the polar regions. This will be our only New York event to celebrate the Defy Boundaries Campaign. Come learn how the most ambitious campaign in Connecticut College history is transforming our College. See you there!

RSVP by September 26th if you are planning to attend as space is limited. We look forward to having you join us.

Susana Hancock

Whether arguing for climate policies before the United Nations, publishing papers or working locally for change in her community, Susana lives life with distinct purpose. She is a transdisciplinary Arctic climate researcher working at the nexus of science and politics surrounding the climate crisis in the polar regions. She was one of two scientists selected for the international Jubilee Expedition in which she skied several hundred miles across the High Arctic while conducting climate research. She currently leads the science team with Arctic Basecamp, a non-profit organization that provides bespoke climate science sessions for heads of state and CEOs of global corporations. Susana has served as an expert reviewer for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, co-chaired an Arctic team with the U.N.’s Decade of Ocean Science and is vice president for the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists. As an academic, she routinely contributes policy papers, articles and book chapters on a variety of subjects related to Arctic climate science and global policy. When not criss-crossing the world (by rail, ski and sail!), she lives part-time in midcoast Maine, where she is on the executive committee of Democracy Maine and enjoys exploring the woods with her dog.

At Connecticut College, Susana was a Winthrop Scholar, graduating summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with majors in Slavic Studies and Linguistics. A linguist who speaks five languages, she holds three degrees from the University of Oxford and is a former international elite rower, narrowly missing the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.


Our founding was an act of defiance, and for more than
a century, Connecticut College has sought to inspire
students to challenge assumptions and dare to believe in
their dreams. With the support of alumni everywhere, the
Defy Boundaries Campaign is taking this investment in
student possibilities further than ever before.

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