Suzie was born and raised in Granger, Indiana. She graduated in 2011 with a B.S. from Hope College where she majored in chemistry, and minored in German. As an undergrad, Suzie worked for Prof. Jeff Johnson performing mechanistic studies on a Rh-catalyzed carboacylation of alkenes. Following college, Suzie joined Eric Ferreira’s lab at Colorado State, moving with him to UGA, where she completed her PhD work focused on Pt(II) and Ir(I)-catalyzed cycloisomerization of 1,6-enynes and Cr(III)-based photocatalysis in radical cation accelerated cycloadditions. She joined the Reisman lab as a postdoc in 2016. When she’s not in lab, Suzie enjoys playing softball, baking (mostly cookies), playing piano (mostly ragtime), drinking fountain drinks (like from 7-11), taking cute pictures of her cat, Sergeant Foxtrot, and craft beer.