Susan Poulton focuses on media and communications outreach for E/V Nautilus and Nautilus Live supporting both the Ocean Exploration Trust and the Sea Research Foundation's Institute for Exploration. Her primary goal is to inform as many people as possible about the amazing work done by the scientists, engineers, and crew on board and allow audiences to virtually experience and participate in the discoveries made during and after Nautilus expeditions. National Geographic Society, Sea Research Foundation, and Ocean Exploration Trust have partnered to bring the experiences of the E/V Nautilus live to people around the world via the Nautilus Live website.
Currently Susan is the Vice President of Digital Content Programming for the National Geographic Society where she is responsible for launching many of National Geographic’s digital experiences for its non profit programs and explorers. Previously she specialized in producing unique online live video experiences including the Live 8 concert, the XPrize manned space launches, and NASA's Return to Flight space shuttle launch. Susan has participated on numerous panels and advisory boards on digital media and was recently an Innovator in Residence at University of Nebraska, Lincoln.
Susan received a BA in Journalism and a BA in English Literature from Virginia Tech University.