Prior to joining the Al Qasimi Foundation, Susan conducted research for UNICEF, did advocacy work with an international NGO in Uganda, and managed a private sector business in Lebanon. With UNICEF, Susan researched non-formal education strategies as well as early learning in emergency contexts. Her background also includes professional development, recruiting, and tutoring experience in San Francisco, CA.
As an American, Susan holds a dual bachelor’s degree (Economics and Arabic) from the University of Notre Dame as well as a master’s (International Education Policy) from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She also spent a year studying at the American University in Cairo and has taken Arabic courses at the American University of Beirut.