Was born in Guatemala and raised in Chicago.

She has been an avid theater lover since she was a little girl when she was made the set designer for her kindergarten's production of A Christmas Carol. The love for theater persisted throughout her academic journey, culminating in her role as the company manager of The Cuckoo's Theatre in Rogers Park. Sussan has worked with various theater productions as a stage manager, production manager, and assistant director and wants to continue evolving her work in the theater.