Susannah’s primary job responsibilities at the Southern Environmental Law Center include forestry and public lands, clean water, and Western North Carolina issues. She joined SELC as an associate attorney in 2010 after getting her undergraduate and law degrees in the Northeast and clerked for a federal judge in that region as well. After practicing law in Charleston, South Carolina including serving as a public defender, she joined the Asheville office of SELC in 2021 as a senior attorney.
Environmental justice is the work that Susannah is most passionate about, and she is passionate about the way SELC pursues that goal.
I love getting to work with scientists and other experts, I love working to protect local communities, and SELC has a great organizational culture.Senior Attorney Susannah Knox
Originally from Montclair, New Jersey., Susannah now has a single favorite place in the SELC region: “I love Asheville because my family is here.”
- Charleston (S.C.) County, assistant public defender
- Nelson Mullins Riley and Scarborough, associate attorney
- U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, clerk
- J.D., Harvard Law School
- B.A., Columbia University
- With SELC since 2021