Susie is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Texas at Austin whose research seeks to improve the communication about and within communities directly impacted by the criminalization system. As an active/ engaged/ public scholar, she shares her work in a variety of forums including guest lectures on college campuses, public speaking engagements, organizational trainings, and panel discussions. For an example of Susie’s public speaking, please see this TedX event at Texas State University, where she earned her MA in Communication Studies.
As Director of Communications for the Texas Inmate Families Association, Susie uses her training as a rhetorician and first-hand experience with the criminalization system to help families of incarcerated people tell their stories and advocate for policy change.
Susie is also a founding member of FICGN and serves on the Board of Directors as Secretary.