In her capacity as OTI’s Director at UCI, Susan oversees the OTI HQ office staff to sustain OTI’s day-to-day operational requirements. She mentors and trains staff and OTI Students, oversees regional directors, coordinates with other OTI campuses, organizes national and local OTI Board meetings and programming, and represents OTI at community and speaking engagements throughout Orange County. Susan also serves as a leader on both the Student and Community OTI trips to the Middle East and other conflict regions. Prior to moving back to California, she worked as the Director for the Middle East and Africa at the Massachusetts Office of International Trade and Investment.