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Susan Sandberg is a career advisor with the Career Development Office with her degree in psychology and a background in the performing arts and social services. Susan spent 13 years in Children and Family Services before returning to IU in 2004 with the School of Public and Environmental Affairs in the Arts Administration program. Susan has served in the public sector since 2007 as a councilmember at-large on the Bloomington City Council. An advocate for the arts as economic development, she serves on the Bloomington Arts and Entertainment District (BEAD) advisory board and assists with the Bloomington Arts Commission. A former member of the Bloomington Utilities Service Board, Susan currently serves as the Indiana Senate Minority Leader appointee to the nominating committee of the Indiana Utilities Regulatory Commission. Concerned with local poverty issues, affordable housing and emergency shelter, Susan is a City Council member on the Jack Hopkins Social Services Fund committee and the Community Development Block Grant committee. She has served on the board of the South Central Community Action Program and currently participates on the Big View Team for their bridges out of poverty program, the Circles Initiative. Susan volunteers with several organizations including New Leaf/New Life and Centerstone's Project Care to address the issues of incarceration, recidivism, addiction treatment and recovery programs at the Recovery Engagement Center. She co-facilitates a support group for the Addicts in Recovery program and occasionally teaches humanities classes in the Monroe County Correctional Center. A former Singing Hoosier and 2012 recipient of a Distinguished Alumni Award , Susan continues to sing for fun and plays with the Bloomington Ukulele Club.