Susan Carlson is from Chicago, Illinois. She graduated magna cum laude from Carleton College, where she majored in Art History and concentrated in Cinema & Media Studies. She earned a master’s degree in Modern Art: Critical and Curatorial Studies at Columbia University and worked as a museum curator for several years. At Notre Dame Law School, she is President of the Art, Cultural Heritage, and Museum Law Society, which she founded. During her 1L summer she worked as a research assistant for Professor Lloyd Hitoshi Mayer. In her free time, Susan enjoys watching movies and exploring state and local parks.