Susan came to Buffalo from Portland, Oregon where she was a paintings conservation intern at Art Conservation Northwest and the Heritage Conservation Group, both private conservation practices. She graduated from the University of Delaware with a B.A. in Material Culture Preservation in addition to earning a B.S. in Art History from Portland State University. While studying at the University of Delaware, Susan was also a paintings conservation intern at the Winterthur Museum and Gardens. This summer, she is interning at the Detroit Institute of Arts.