Suzy began working with Opening Act in 2003 as a teaching artist at Walton High School in the Bronx. She quickly fell in love with the students and mission of Opening Act and, in 2004, stepped up as Opening Act’s first-ever paid staff member. She accepted her current role as Executive Director in 2008 and is proud to have worked with the Opening Act team to grow the organization’s budget by tenfold and increase its partnering schools from 7 to 50 high schools. Suzy continues to work as a teaching artist in Opening Act’s program at Cobble Hill High School, where she is inspired, empowered, humbled, and taught by her students on a weekly basis. Suzy received her BFA in Drama from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, where she minored in applied theatre and studied acting at CAP 21 Musical Theater Studio, Trinity College in Dublin, and the Classical Studio. She serves on the board of The Catalog for Giving.

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