Hi Mr. Conant,
First, I wanted to thank you and the Education Foundation for your continued financial and moral support throughout my education. First at the University of Oregon and then at Arizona State University for law school. Without you, I would have been destitute and sad! So thank you.
Secondly, a quick update on me: I'm currently living and working in my hometown of Portland, Oregon. I work for a non-profit called Central City Concern and we focus on providing pathways to self sufficiency for the chronically homeless population. We operate mental and physical health clinics, offer employment placement assistance and education of "soft" skills to help individuals become more employable, addiction recovery programs that often include housing, and also transitional housing and permanent affordable and federally subsidized housing. I am working part time as in house counsel here and part time as the Assistant Manager of Occupancy in our housing office. Also, I clerk for a sole litigation practitioner here in town, and I manage the apartment building I live in. Outside of work, I race triathlons. I finished (with a PR) the Vineman Half Ironman in July 2011 in Sonoma County, CA and now have my sights set on 2012 Ironman Arizona. Currently I am training for a marathon in January in Phoenix, AZ.
Finally, I am interested in making a small donation (it's what I can afford for the moment, but every bit helps!) to the Education Foundation. How do I go about doing that? Please let me know! Again, thank you for the support.
Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University
J.D., Class of 2010
P.S.- If you're inspired by Suzanne's story and accomplishments support the scholarship program with a donation (no amount is too small) to:
Laguna Education Foundation, P.O. Box 645, Laguna, New Mexico 87026.