Susan graduated Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she majored in Economics and Art History. She began her finance career as an analyst for Migros Bank, in Lugano, Switzerland. She worked as an auditor, in both Los Angeles and Milan, Italy, for Deloitte, where she earned her CPA. She left Deloitte to be the Country Controller for JP Morgan, Italy. Susan returned to the U.S. to help High Net Worth Family Offices manage their investment portfolios. One of the Family Offices won Family Office of the year, granted by Institutional Investor. She also facilitated the sale of Mt. Eden Investment Advisors to Evercore Wealth Management. Her latest position was Director of Finance for SunFunder, an Impact Investment Fund, that financed Solar Projects in Africa and Asia.