Suzanne Hall, M.A.

Conservation Program Specialist

Suzanne Hall serves San Diego Zoo Global as a Conservation Program Specialist in Global Partnerships. In this role, she facilitates connections between external partners and our animal care and conservation research staff for the purpose of ending extinction. Suzanne assists in the development of San Diego Zoo Global’s legislative positioning in order to support threatened wildlife, and advocates on behalf of the Institute’s research and conservation goals with zoos, wildlife agencies, and other NGOs.

With a background in the behavior and conservation of Asiatic bear species, Suzanne remains focused on Southeast Asia and the many threats to biodiversity there. She is collaborating with internal partners in the development of a robust wildlife trafficking platform to address demand for illegal wildlife products, both domestically and abroad. Further, Suzanne is actively engaged as San Diego Zoo Global’s representative to the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), for which she serves as an alternate member to the Complaints Panel, and is a founding member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ Palm Oil Task Force.

Suzanne earned her bachelor’s degree in Ecology, Behavior and Evolution from University of California, San Diego, with minors in psychology and political science, and her master’s degree in Biology with Miami University. She has served as past co-chair of the International Bear Association’s Conservation Education Committee, and as a member of the San Diego County Fish and Wildlife Advisory Commission and the Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve Citizen Advisory Committee. In her free time, Suzanne promotes science education by coaching entomology and other subjects for Science Olympiad and Science Field Day teams at her family's local elementary school.