Name: Sue Strachan
Education (+Grad year, major): 1986, Bachelor of Arts, English
Based in: New Orleans
Job Title: Freelance writer, editor, and publicist; volunteer
Description: After covering New Orleans art and culture for more than 25 years for local magazines and NOLA.com/The Times–Picayune, Sue is continuing it on her own, in addition to her work as a publicist. Her most recent project is a book for Louisiana State University (LSU) Press, tentatively titled, Café Brûlot: The Devil Made Me Do It, part of a series about New Orleans cocktails.
Sue’s volunteer work focuses on food insecurity, working with Hands On New Orleans and Creative Aid. She has also helped out Creative Response, an arts organization; and more recently, volunteered with ResQue to feed those affected by Hurricane Laura in southwest Louisiana.
Favorite Newcomb Memory: “The camaraderie of the women my freshman year in Josephine Louise and taking classes in Newcomb Hall.”