Susan (Su) Burtner is the Scientific Director at CORNERS: the Center for Neighborhood Engaged Research and Science, where she oversees the Center's quantitative work and manages the data team. Su's most recent professional experiences span the federal government and academia, and she greatly values having worked on interdisciplinary teams across several different research domains, including geospatial analytics and optimization, computational social science, and the digital humanities. Su received her PhD in geography from the University of California, Santa Barbara, studying network and computational approaches to measuring human interaction with support from the National Science Foundation and a fellowship in Network Science and Big Data. Su also holds a master's degree from the University of Pennsylvania in urban spatial analytics and a bachelor's degree from the University of California, Berkeley in operations research and management science. In her free time Su likes to read the news, watch and play basketball, and spend time with her friends, family, and dog Flower.