Hometown: Riga, MI
Susan Semenick was born in 1948 in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. She had early success with the arts as a child and was encouraged by her mother and father. Susan’s mother was a gifted artist and Susan remembers going into her mother’s studio and watching the progression of a subject in her mother’s capable hands. Susan excelled in art in high school and felt that this was where her expertise began. Her parents, however, encouraged her to follow another path where she was sure of being self-sufficient, teaching. Her second interest was biology. She attended Lock Haven University for a Bachelor’s and got a Master’s in biology at Purdue in Indiana where she moved after marrying.