A Canberrran through and through, Suzanne grew up in Giralang attending local public schools. She worked for 15 years in the local hospitality and tourism industries before graduating from the University of Canberra.
Growing up, Suzanne's family fostered over 200 children. She saw from a young age how easy it is to be pushed out of opportunities and also what difference even a small amount of help can make. Suzanne is now a hard-working urban planner in the public service who recently bought her first home in Franklin.
In her professional life, Suzanne has worked tirelessly as a CPSU delegate to ensure vulnerable members of the workforce are treated fairly, and has campaigned for employee’s rights to decent wages and conditions. Suzanne found her feet in ACT politics while leading the push for the ACT Government to divest from fossil fuels, and championing climate change action. Suzanne's vision for a sustainable Canberra involves better public transport and environmental planning. She continues to champion the light rail for the economic and environmental benefits it will bring to Gungahlin.