Susanna practices labour, employment, human rights, and regulatory law. She has appeared before the BC Provincial Court, BC Supreme Court, and BC Court of Appeal, as well as administrative tribunals in BC and Ontario.
Before becoming a lawyer Susanna was a high school teacher in Surrey, where she was an activist with the BCTF. Susanna earned a Master of Arts Degree in Communication and Cultural Studies from York University in 2011. While at York, Susanna was an activist in CUPE Local 3903 and served as the Ontario representative to the CUPE National Young Workers' Committee.
Susanna has a special interest in the intersection of social justice and legal issues. She has published academic work on Indigenous legal issues and on the role of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms in advancing the labour movement. Susanna worked as a caseworker at a poverty law clinic in Toronto where she represented low-income workers in employment, human rights, workers' compensation, and EI disputes. She is presently on the Board of Directors at West Coast Domestic Workers' Association and provides pro bono legal advice and representation to caregivers and other temporary foreign workers.