Suzanne Braunschweig’s colleagues describe her as thoughtful, approachable, and patient. Her work is defined by a commitment to be consistently available to students and other faculty as a resource who helps them navigate—and ultimately succeed at—UMBC. Braunschweig challenges her colleagues and herself to develop more stimulating and hands-on projects and activities. She actively collaborates with the Faculty Development Center, facilitating faculty learning communities. Braunschweig is a co-primary investigator on a Hrabowski Innovation Fund award to help students become more self-regulated and self-directed learners. She earned her B.S. in biology from Towson State University and her Ph.D. in biology from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Braunschweig is also a sign language interpreter.