Susanna worked as a social researcher until her early 30s, when she became convicted to change direction and pursue a vocational ministry path. A self-confessed 'word-nerd', she quickly came to see Bible translation as a good fit for her interests and skills in service of God's kingdom. After completing a theology degree at Moore College, Sydney, Susanna was accepted as a member of Wycliffe Australia in 2016, completed her SIL training at Redcliffe College in the UK, then took a two-year hiatus in order to work on a book-writing project before departing for the field.
Susanna is now seconded to SIL Ethiopia, where she is engaged in her first term of language study and cultural orientation. In the long term, she hopes to serve as an exegetical and translation adviser to one of the many mother-tongue Bible translation projects in progress around the country.