Holding degrees from Harvard, UCLA and Berkeley, Susanna has spent more than 15 years in the field of education, including as a teacher in Boston and LA, an educational program coordinator, and a professional development/graduate-level course writer and instructor for other teachers.
She fell in love with California when she was 17 years old, moving across the country to complete a BA in History at Cal.
She completed her master’s thesis entitled “Meeting Absurdity with Love: Co-Creating Caring Relationships with ‘Disengaged’ Students Through Informal Dialogue,” while at UCLA’s distinguished Teacher Education Program where she was the recipient of several fellowships and scholarships.
Due to her service to her hometown of Boston, the Harvard Club of Boston awarded her a scholarship to complete her master’s degree in Risk and Prevention at Harvard University. While a Harvard student, Susanna interned with the Boston Children’s Hospital Neighborhood Partnership, where she provided prevention and promotion services in order to guide and counsel students in need of academic, college, career, and social/emotional support, while also coaching teachers in providing these services to their students.
In all of her work, Susanna honors her students’ unique strengths and needs. As a teacher, tutor and counselor, she emphasizes a humanizing approach that nurtures their individual selves while involving the families who know their children best.
Susanna lives with her daughter in Los Angeles.
University of California - Los Angeles
University of California - Berkeley