She began her career at Youth Agenda as an intern in 2004 and vividly recalls her first assignment that required her to act as rapporteur for a meeting in strategic management.
Soon Susan would rise through the ranks from an intern to project secretary, programme officer and programme /administration officer, deputy CEO and now the CEO.
In 2005, in her capacity as programmes officer, her main agenda was to increase the number of young women in the decision making process in Kenya.
Susan coined an idea that would see the Youth Agenda support and sponsor young women to Parliament. Top on her list were Cecily Mbarire, current Runyenjes MP, and Carol Ruto for the Chepalungu seat.
Prior to the August referendum, Susan was involved in campaigning for the new constitution, an experience she terms as life changing. She was involved in various youth forums across the country, giving civic education to youth.
She was also involved in scenario building as a member of the reference group for the Committee of Experts.
Susan came up with a youth forum dubbed âStudentsâ Speakâ that engaged university students in policy making. She held forums with university students, Martha Karua and KNHREC Commissioner Hassan Omar Hassan at the University of Nairobi to explain to the youth the benefits accrued to them in the new law.
Susan enrolled a Masters in Entrepreneurship in 2006, but did not finish it due to the heavy demands and pressures she encountered working with the Youth Agenda.
not yet ripe for politics
"There was so much work that made me not finish my Masters in Entrepreneurship. I later on took Masters in Strategic Management skills which I am still pursuing," she explains.
Susan believes the society needs planning to fully address its development problems: "We need planning in this country, so that we donât keep doing the same things and getting the same results."
Susan believes she is a leader, although she feels she is not ripe for politics just yet. So what does she hope to achieve in her current capacity? Susan hopes to be a role model to youth and to influence change positively.