Susan earned a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Computer Science from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in 1992 and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix in 1999. Susan served in the Coast Guard for seven years before becoming a stay-at-home mom. In 2011, she completed EducateVA Career Switcher Alternate License Program and became a Mathematics and Computer Science teacher. She has taught high school students for nine years, five years at public high schools in Virginia and four years at a private high school in California. She has taught three different computer science courses and a variety of mathematics courses ranging from Algebra 1 Honors to IB Math SL (equivalent of AP Calculus AB).
Susan and Nate are enjoying their Coast Guard life with their two children. Along with Seattle, they have lived on Cape Cod, MA, in Ann Arbor, MI, in Suffolk, VA, in Alexandria, VA (three times), in Trinity, FL (twice), in Honolulu, HI, in Alameda, CA, in San Francisco, CA, and now in Juneau, AK.
Susan enjoys volunteering at her church, attending Coast Guard and CG Spouse events, reading, hiking and playing soccer.