Susan graduated from University College Cork in 1997. Having worked in Kent for 18 months, Susan returned to Ireland. After a period working in private practice, Susan took up a position in Public Health in the field of Children’s Dentistry. During her time there, she completed a Masters in Dental Public Health, subsequently returning to Killarney to join the family practice. Having competed at national level in athletics, debating and quizzes she maintains an active lifestyle.