Susan B. Eirich, Ph.D.
- Cortona Week 2023 Science and the Wholeness of Life
Reconnection Ecology: Storytelling Our Way to a Livable Planet
- Current Position
- Founder and Executive Director of Earthfire Institute
- A licensed psychologist, biologist and educator, Dr. Susan Eirich has taught at universities around the world, worked in maximum security prisons, developed a university counseling center, directed a Nature Conservancy Preserve, and lived in remote corners of Nepal, the Mid and Far East, the Northwest Territories and the Amazon rainforest. Her goal is always to see through other’s eyes as a way to enhance understanding between cultures, peoples and species. She received a B.S. in Biology from Cornell University, Ithaca, New York; M.A. degree in Psychology from New School for Social Research, New York, and her Ph.D. in Psychology from University of Kentucky. Earthfire Institute is a wildlife sanctuary and retreat center that currently provides lifetime care for wild animals native to the US Rocky Mountains including wolves, bears, wild cats, bison, and more. She founded Earthfire in 2000 in order to give a voice to wildlife and help people find their own natural voice. Earthfire’s work is to help us reawaken our bond with our Earth through a pioneering approach called Reconnection Ecology, motivating us to protect wildlife and nature.