A native of El Salvador, Susana moved to Indiana in 1996, joined the Girl Scout council in Fort Wayne as a volunteer and troop leader in 1997.  She has worked with Lincoln Financial Group (Lincoln Re), Superior Essex and with a couple of non-profits organizations in NE Indiana and currently works as a freelance Spanish Translator/Interpreter.
 
Susana holds degrees in Business (MBA) from Indiana University, Science degree from Indiana Wesleyan University (BA) along with a Non-Profit Management Certificate from Ivy Tech Community College.
Susana is passionate about community service and actively involved with various organizations in Fort Wayne: Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana-Michiana Board member and Chair of the Board Development Committee; League for the Blind & Disabled Board -Past Chair; Leadership Fort Wayne Board member; American Red Cross Adams County past board member; she also has volunteered as tutor for JA and FWCS Study Connection.