Susanna is a native Central Texan, born in Austin to working poor parents who, like so many in East Travis County, struggled but did what they could to provide for their family. There were times when her family did not have running water or electricity. Susanna knows what it is like to face income inequality and has taken an active role advocating and volunteering for her community over the last 10 years.
Susanna is a married, working mother with three kids in the Del Valle Independent School District. This district serves a community within Travis County that has areas outside of Austin proper which has contributed to years of neglect in the area. As a founding member and current President of the Del Valle Community Coalition (DVCC), she has led advocacy efforts for residents in Southeast Austin and Travis County. She has advocated for increasing community access to healthy and affordable food, comprehensive healthcare services, equitable conservation of green space, and distributive justice regarding COVID-19 relief and vaccine distribution in Commissioner Precinct 4.
As a school board trustee, she led the efforts to create a district that not only focuses on providing an excellent education for students, but also takes pride in diversity and dreams of each student as well as increased teacher pay, increased healthcare benefits and expanded access to childcare earning her the reputation of the most active member of the board. Now Susanna is ready to bring active, community informed leadership to the Travis County Commissioner's Court.