Susan Virginia Cowell, class of 1969

Susan Virginia Cowell was born in New York City and grew up in Westwood, New Jersey. She graduated from Brown in 1969 with a degree in Chinese Studies. Cowell served in the Peace Corps in Korea, and has earned degrees from Harvard University and Yale University.  She has spent her career working for social change, serving as a vice president of the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union from 1987 until 1995, and as the Executive Director of 32BJ Benefit Funds.



  • Susan Virginia Cowell, Brun Mael, 1969