A native of Ireland, Susan is a 40-something freelance writer for EmpowHER.com and is an English language tutor. She previously worked as a certified Therapeutic Recreational Director, bringing the creative and dramatic arts to mentally and physically disabled people, and as a health care marketing coordinator. A Cleveland State University grad, she is a contributing writer for Ancestry.com, eHow, About.com. and BlogHer.com . She also works as a full-time English language tutor in the Public Schools sector. When not hanging out with her kids, she likes to write and research about health care, politics, history, parenting and pop culture. A devout vegetarian of nearly three decades, she enjoys competitive tennis, good food and wine, swimming, traveling with her family to far off places, and time spent with her husband. She lives with her family in a Midwest college town.