About Suja Lowenthal
Dr. Suja Lowenthal is the Second District Councilmember and has been serving on the Long Beach City Council since June of 2006. The Second District includes much of the Port, Harbor and coastline area, as well as the downtown. Before embracing her role as councilmember, Suja served on the Board of Education in the Long Beach Unified School District.
Suja combines her experience in the community and on the school board with her education in business and urban planning to address issues such as parking, public safety, air & water quality and commercial development through sustainable, long-term policies. She has provided the political will and leadership to advance the City’s award-winning bicycle-friendly agenda, progressive strategies in animal care services and green policies involving plastic bags, recycling, storm-water runoff and alternative forms of energy.
In September 2012 Suja was appointed Manager of Transit Government and Community Relations for Santa Monica's Big Blue Bus. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics (UCLA), a Master’s in Business Administration (California State University, Los Angeles) and a Doctorate in Policy, Planning and Development (USC).
Photo: Allan Crawford - Suja shows off her favorite bike and Long Beach's scenic coastline during our inaugural WoBSoCal photo shoot for the November/December 2011 issue. No, Suja wasn't dressed to take off on her bike at that moment, but yes, Suja can ride in heels.