Q: What’s the best piece of advice you’d give to those still in school?

A: Follow your interests, and all the opportunities that come to you.

Q: What was your favorite spot on campus, whether for studying, meeting friends or just thinking about life?

A: The steps of Matthews Hall, facing the giant bougainvillea which is always in bloom.

Q: What are your plans after graduation?

A: I hope to teach photography part-time, and continue to photograph people and land.

Q: If someone gave you $40 million to solve one problem on our planet, what would you tackle?

A: I would try to de-stigmatize mental illness, and improve recognition and treatment.

Deborah Sussman

Communications and media specialist, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts