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Susanna is a third year PhD Student in Music Composition. They research collaborative improvisation, mixing electronic and acoustic sounds, and using feedback cycles as a musical sound source. At Penn, they have served as instructor for the Music Theory and Musicianship Fundamentals course and they have taught introductory and intermediate levels of this course at other institutions. As a teacher, they are interested in active learning techniques, project-based learning, integrating theory with application, and creating a more accessible academia, especially for neurodiverse and queer members of the learning community. Susanna grew up here in Philadelphia and received a BA in Music from the New College of Florida as well as an MM in Music Composition from the University of Oregon. In their free time, they enjoy studying Muay Thai, reading speculative fiction, and sipping various teas.