Hailing from Fargo, ND — Suzanne asked the question ‘Why?’ all too often as a child. She remembers always making pictures of world peace when her classmates were drawing mom and dad. Between her Palestinian background and interest in national politics, she found answers while earning her Bachelor’s degree is Sociology and Political Science with a minor in Gender Studies at Minnesota State University Moorhead.
Wanting to conduct original research about the experience of gender in militarized settings, she went on to her Master’s Degree in Sociology with an emphasis in Women and Gender Studies at Roosevelt University in Chicago. You can read her master’s thesis here. (pdf)
When she isn’t working with WAMM, she is at a book store, listening to her vinyl collection or at a music festival.
Mary first became actively involved with WAMM during the Sanctions Period on Iraq when she joined the Twin Cities Peace Campaign-Focus Iraq. Subsequently, she joined the WAMM staff and served as its director through 2009. Prior to this, she had a decades-long career in communications, editing and writing, and worked as a volunteer in a variety of peace and justice movements.
Today, she is active in WAMM and a member of the End War Committee, Middle East Committee and Newsletter Committee.