Born and raised in the San Fernando Valley, Suzette’s parents instilled in her the value of giving back to the community and helping those in need.
Suzette, would gain her passion for advocacy work from her grandmother who, with her 10 sisters, worked alongside Cesar Chavez in the Bakersfield grape fields.
Suzette attended Sylmar High School, where she played basketball. Her interest in Republican politics began when Vice-President Al Gore visited a nearby school and inspired her to be a conservative. She would then go on to earn an AA in Social Science from College of the Canyons in Valencia while working full-time at Magic Mountain, a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Cal State Northridge and work for Congressman Buck McKeon where she served as a District Representative.
In 2012, Suzette left the public sector to work full-time as an advocate for early childhood education.
She had witnessed firsthand how early intervention services greatly benefitted her niece who had been diagnosed with Autism. She would later become the Executive Director of Southern California Autism Speaks, working to raise awareness and funds for vital research.
After her mother’s passing in 2018, Suzette was asked to assume her mother’s role as CEO of Little Steps of Faith, a faith-based non-profit that provides childcare and quality preschool to the serving families in LA County and CD25. Suzette, is grateful to have the opportunity to carry on her mother’s work serving the families of Sylmar.
Suzette, and her husband Shane, call their 11 acres in Acton home. They were blessed with their first child, daughter Charlotte, in April 2017.