Suzanne works on the Girls First Fund team with particular attention to the countries of Niger and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. She brings over 20 years of international expertise, in complex management environments, leading successful multinational teams to achieve great impact.
Suzanne combines a wealth of skills to build diverse teams and strong leadership focusing on objectives and impact. Whether leading from within the team, or as the team leader, Suzanne brings a valuable, positive attitude and proactive approach to work, problems, and challenges. Suzanne combines her passion for efficiency, quality, and speed with her energetic and positive attitude to inspire teams to do great work.
Suzanne has extensive experience in Africa in program design and development and relationship building and has an ease with fostering a co-creation process to implement highly effective programs across a variety of sectors, including conflict transformation, social norm change programs, and organizational development for small organizations. Her professional experience includes work with INGOs, UN agencies, the US government, and the World Bank.
She holds a MA in international affairs from Columbia University and a BA in French and Business from Queens University of Charlotte.