Susan Wetenkamp-Brandt is the Educational Technology Manager for the literacy council, providing digital literacy and distance learning expertise and leadership to adult educators throughout Minnesota. She has worked in the field of digital literacy for adults for over 12 years, beginning with the Adult Basic Education (ABE) program at Minneapolis Public Schools, where she taught basic computer skills to adult learners of all levels. Since coming to the literacy council in 2007, she has focused on improving and expanding the use and instruction of technology in ABE through teacher professional development and training. Although her professional career in education started in 2002, Susan had earlier discovered a passion for adult education as a volunteer tutor working one-to-one with immigrant and refugee English learners. Her volunteer work inspired her to leave her career in the insurance industry and study English as a Second Language at the University of Minnesota. She also has a B.A. in English and German from Bemidji State University. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and son, gardening, and baking.