Susanna Bucher Alther was born in 1970 in Zürich. Married, with two teenage children, she lives in Davos. From 1990-1995 she studied Environmental Natural Sciences at ETH (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) Zürich before pursuing a PhD, 1996-2001, at the International Rice Research Institute in Los Baños, Philippines, in collaboration with ETH. She then worked 2001-2011 as editor of the scientific interdisciplinary ecological journal GAIA, Zürich. Since 2006
she is a board member of the charitable foundation SAHEE (sustainability in agriculture, health, education and environment), Zürich. Susanna trained 2009-2019 as Jungian analyst at ISAP Zürich and now has a practice in Zürich. Her other areas of interest include mysticism, ecology, music.