Susan is a 2008 graduate of the University of Kentucky PA Program. After starting her career at St. Jude's Children's hospital, she came to Baylor College of Medicine in 2011 as part of the hematology team at Texas Children's Hospital. She has been heavily involved in research throughout her career. In addition to her own research, she serves on editorial boards for several journals and is involved in abstract reviews for both local and national conferences. She speaks regularly at the national level and has served in many leadership capacities. Not to be outdone by these contributions, she also participates heavily in the education mission of our institution as a clerkship director and educator across many programs, including our own PA Program at BCM. Her reach with her clinical practice and research even extends internationally to Angola, where she worked between 2011 and 2013 to educate clinicians, families, and the Ministry of Health about the PA profession while working clinically. She serves as a contributor to an international handbook, which is distributed to six sub-Saharan African nations to provide education to clinicians and trainees. In her "spare time", she also volunteers with several organizations locally and internationally. Her nominator calls her "driven, motivated, and a real trailblazer." She works tirelessly to give back to the PA profession and has certainly paved the way for many to follow in her footsteps.