Susan Chamberlin was raised in Hawaii, where she attended public elementary and secondary schools. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from Cornell University, and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of California Berkeley. Mrs. Chamberlin enjoyed a successful career as an architect and in project management. She taught as an Adjunct Professor at UC Berkeley for six years. She has served on the boards of the Richmond Art Center, the Oakland Museum of California, and the Center for Social Sector Leadership. She currently serves as a Trustee of the UC Berkeley Foundation.