Susanna is the Senior Policy Counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina. She contributes to the organization’s statewide legislative and policy program, educating federal, state, and local policy makers on civil liberties issues as well as working in communities to build grassroots support for the ACLU’s legislative priorities. Before joining the ACLU-NC in 2015, Susanna completed a two-year legal fellowship at the National Women’s Law Center, where she advocated for preserving and strengthening policies related to family economic security. She obtained both her bachelor’s and Master of Social Work degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and received her law degree cum laude from American University’s Washington College of Law.