Susan graduated Summa Cum Laude from Hillsdale College with a B.A. in Latin. She began studying Latin at age thirteen, and did not consider stopping until she was halfway to earning a degree in it. In addition to Latin, she loves English literature, poetic theory, and poetry in any language she can read—and even a few she cannot. Through Hillsdale she traveled to Italy, England, and Turkey, and studied abroad at Oxford. In addition to teaching with Memoria Press Online Academy, she substitute teaches language classes at Shady Side Academy in Pittsburgh, tutors and teaches Latin privately in the Pittsburgh area, and writes young adult novels.