Susan leads the design and facilitation of our Home-Based Child Care Community of Practice (HBCC COP), working closely with MDC’s Great Expectations Team.
Previously, Susan was a Program Associate at MDC, supporting project teams across MDC’s work in early childhood education, family economic security, community change, and strategic philanthropy as part of the Learning for Equity (LENS-NC), Great Expectations (GE) and Investing in Leaders of Color (ILOC) teams. Susan managed databases and correspondence, developed presentations, and coordinated the logistics of major internal and external convenings.
Susan grew up and has lived most of her life in Durham, N.C. She studied public health and developed a passion for social justice with a focus on ending poverty to improve health outcomes and begin to mend the moral failings of our society. Susan is active in her community in several ways, including helping to organize voter registration in jails with a broader focus to bring about the abolition of incarceration. She also has helped to coordinate bus tours across North Carolina to lift up the issues faced by the 44 percent of people who are poor or low-income in North Carolina.
Prior to coming to MDC she was with the American Sexual Health Association, where she supported several departments and managed a text line for teens to ask sexual health questions.
Susan has a B.S. in biochemistry from Elon University with a minor in public health. She relaxes by swimming in the Eno River, knitting, and binge-watching junk TV with friends and family.