Susan is the Directing Attorney of the Immigration Center for Women and Children (ICWC) San Francisco office.
She is a national expert in U Nonimmigrant Status and the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).
is also an author of a number of publications on immigration remedies for survivors of domestic violence, including those published by the American Immigration Lawyers Association
(AILA), the Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law & Justice, the Immigrant Legal Resource Center
(ILRC) and the Boston University Public Interest Law Journal
Susan is a frequent trainer on immigration through the VAWA and U Visa and has presented at the American Immigration Lawyers Association National Conference, California and Central Florida Chapters, the Alameda County Law Enforcement Chiefs' Annual Conference, on regional and national webinars, and before the California State Senate and Assembly Human Service Committees.
Previously, she was the Managing Attorney of the International Institute of the Bay Area's Oakland office from 2003 to 2010.
Susan has also worked as a staff attorney with the Immigrant Legal Resource Center and Acting Director of the Center on Race, Poverty and the Environment.
She is a 1992 graduate of Stanford Law School, where she was a Public Service Law Fellow.