Susan Robinson joined CMSF in 2008 when she helped develop the Greater Monterey County
Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM) Program
. As the IRWM Program Director,
Susan coordinates a Regional Water Management Group consisting of 19 agencies and
organizations and over 250 stakeholders with the goal of achieving improved, collaborative
management of water and natural resources in the Monterey Bay area. Susan holds a master’s
of public policy degree from the University of California, Berkeley. In the early 2000s she
worked at the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary as a Water Quality Specialist for the
Sanctuary’s Water Quality Protection Program. She has also worked as a policy analyst
consultant, grant writer, and project manager for a wide variety of water resource projects on
the California Central Coast and in northern California.