Susanne is a former teacher who serves as the US president of the Bacaanda Foundation. She has a BA from Bates College and an Ed.M. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and has served in the leadership of the Open Table food pantry of Concord, MA and the Concord Recreation Commission. One of the original founders of the Bacaanda Foundation, Susanne is passionate about international travel, family, and education causes. She lives in Concord MA with her husband Erik, three children and Daisy, their golden retriever.