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Originally from Edmonton, Alberta, Suzi Montgomery has been in Salt Lake city since 1993. She holds a Bachelor's in Anthropology and a Master's in French Literature & Teaching and is currently an educator and the Senior Producer of SQ Radio, a weekly science radio show from UPR. Radio became her preferred medium after working as a documentarian for the Utah State Anthropology Department and using her archive of 200 interviews of Southern Utah ranchers in the classroom, working with youth to turn firsthand history into radio documentaries. This was the inception of an award-winning youth radio documentary apprenticeship program she ran during her seven-year tenure as Executive Director of Higher Ground Learning, an urban experiential education center.
Ms. Montgomery is an advocate for public education and continues to teach in the classroom while using pedagogy to inform her approach to science radio -- the positive impact a teacher can have on a student’s life is one of the things she takes most seriously and radio storytelling is not only a great educational tool, but also the most direct route to the public ear.