Susan Rakosi Rosenbloom completed two years of public service with AmeriCorps as a doctoral student at New York University (PhD. Sociology). After graduating from the State University of New York at Binghamton (B.A. English Literature and Filmmaking), she worked in the New York City and Yonkers public high schools organizing conflict resolution programs.

Her first book, The Multiracial Urban High School: Fearing Peers and Trusting Friends (2010) is based on a four year qualitative study about how school shapes adolescents’ friendships.  Other published research includes topics such as: racial/ethnic discrimination among minority youth, peer groups, the emotional content of social movement protest, school choice, and classroom self-disclosure among student sex workers. Her current research is about child soldiers and vaccination decision-making among young adults.

On her free time Susan enjoys hiking and getting lost in the Ramapo Mountains.