Susan is a member of the Maryknoll Sisters of St. Dominic. She has skills in intercultural living and community organizing and is passionate about integral human development, sustainable justice, and peace. Since 2017, she has provided technical support to her religious community members in New York.
Susan worked for three years in Haiti, where she founded a women’s self–help women’s group and established a microcredit co-operative, a community garden and a goat-raising project for a youth group at Croix des Bouquets. With the support of Maryknoll Sisters’ Mission Funding, she assisted five villages in digging community water wells. She also has worked as a campus minister at Maryknoll Convent School in Hong Kong, providing spiritual and social support to migrant workers and prisoners. From 2000 to 2004, Susan was a program coordinator for Euphrasia Women Training and Karibu Women Refuge Centers and Maria House in Kenya, where she focused on providing pastoral care, faith formation, socioeconomic development opportunities, and gender equality awareness training to underprivileged women and youth. At Maria House, she also developed a training manual for integral human development classes.