Susan Hoffman has founded two Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes, 2002-2007 at San Francisco State University and 2007-present at the University of California at Berkeley.  Her expertise is in creative, interdisciplinary and innovative ventures that are informed by scientific and market research. For five years, she was part of the founding staff that launched CSU-Monterey Bay. In addition to her graduate work at UCSC, Susan was trained be a filmmaker at the American Film Institute.