While at Stanford University, Susannah studied social and cultural anthropology with a focus on visual arts and conducted fieldwork among the Chagga people of Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. After graduating, Susannah was a curatorial researcher at the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art for exhibitions on African feminisms and contemporary female artists. She then shifted to the Himalaya to conduct fieldwork for Umea University School of Business and Economics, studying decision-making in extreme environments while documenting mountaineers’ ascents to Mount Everest’s summit. She was a program director for Putney Student Travel for four years, overseeing programs in France, Nepal, and Bhutan, and leading programs in Thailand, Italy, and Greece. For the past three years she has been working as an education researcher in Bhutan, helping to build a new holistic education system for the Kingdom based in Bhutanese values and Buddhist philosophy.