Sue Eisenfeld

Sue grew up in Center City Philadelphia but has spent more than half her life in Arlington, Virginia. She received a Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources from Cornell University and spent more than 20 years as a consultant in environmental policy and communications to assist federal agencies in Washington, DC. She later obtained her Master of Arts in Writing from Johns Hopkins University, where she is now a faculty member. In addition to freelance writing, teaching nonfiction and science writing, and working on a new book, Sue is a communications/business development consultant, working on projects relating to health, education, the environment, social programs, and disaster/hurricane recovery.

Some of Sue Eisenfeld’s Work

Wild Feast

Wild Feast, a literary nature essay published in Little Patuxent Review, Issue 17, Winter 2015. Listed among the Notable Essays of the Year in The Best American Essays 2016.

Meet People Who Spend Their Vacations Getting High

Meet People Who Spend Their Vacations Getting High, a travel article published in Washingtonian, April 2018 (published in print as "High Concept")

One Windy Day

One Windy Day, a literary science/nature essay published in The Gettysburg Review, Spring 2010.

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Sue Eisenfeld is the author ofShenandoah: A Story of Conservation and Betrayal (University of Nebraska Press)


Sue is a contributing author to The New York Times' Disunion: A History of the Civil War (Oxford University Press)

More samples of Sue’s work can be found at

Sue Eisenfeld