Suzanne developed a passion for Latin America at a young age and started learning Spanish aged 12. She first travelled to Latin America aged 16 when she did an expedition to Bolivia. She has since lived in Ecuador, Chile and Nicaragua and travelled across South and Central America. Suzanne holds a first class BA Joint Honours degree in Hispanic Studies and Media and Cultural Studies from Birmingham University. She completed a post-graduate NCTJ journalism qualification and has worked as a newspaper journalist and risk analyst. She currently lives in Surrey with her husband and two daughters and has been a trustee of Paz y Esperanza UK since 2013.