Suzanne received a BA in political science from Columbia College, where her study areas of interest included women’s leadership and African and African-American culture and politics. She completed her M.Ed. in counselor education and Ph.D. in educational leadership at Clemson University. Suzanne’s professional experience has included positions in the areas of student disability services, orientation, leadership and civic engagement, student government advising, and student organization management. Suzanne currently serves as the associate director for academic initiatives in residential life at Clemson University. In this role, she oversees the university’s living-learning communities, facilitates residential curriculum development, coordinates the university’s faculty-in-residence program, and manages the department’s assessment process. Her research and professional interests include social justice, women’s development and education. Suzanne is the director of scholarship for the South Carolina College Personnel Association and is a member of the American College Personnel Association and the Association of College and University Housing Officers – International, where she serves as a reviewer for the Journal of College and University Student Housing.