Suzanne joined the ECS staff in 2015 after a year and a half as a Conservation Technician in the Preservation Lab of Emory University Libraries in Atlanta, GA. She received her Master of Fine Arts degree in Book Arts from The University of Alabama in 2013 where her coursework included bookbinding, letterpress printing, papermaking, and sculpture. She also holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art Education and a Bachelor of Social Work, both from Virginia Commonwealth University. She has studied book arts for 15 years via classes, workshops, and internships offered through various organizations including Paper & Book Intensive, Penland School of Crafts, Atlanta Printmakers Studio, Cave Paper, and the Southeast Guild of Bookworkers. Prior to entering the field of conservation, Suzanne worked as a high school art teacher for 12 years. Suzanne has taught classes and workshops in the field of book arts in the Atlanta area at The Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking, Atlanta Printmakers Studio, and The Paper Trail Art Center.
Aside from her work at ECS, Suzanne is an artist and proprietor of Down Home Girl Studio. Her artist’s books are in numerous collections including Yale University, Vanderbilt University, Johns Hopkins University, Baylor University, UC Berkeley, and Scripps College. She is a member of the Southeast Regional Conservation Association, Guild of Book Workers, Friends of Dard Hunter, and Atlanta Printmakers Studio.