Susie Rodriguez was born in Mexico but was raised in the United States, and is now a citizen. She loves living in Montana. She is married to a loving husband, and has a five month-old baby girl who is her inspiration. Having a young child has given her a unique perspective to help shape attitudes and beliefs in Montana so that her daughter does not experience racial profiling or discrimination.
Susie works in the Emergency Department at Bozeman Deaconess as an ER tech, and hopes to someday become a nurse. She loves her job, because every day is a challenge and every day she is reminded about how valuable human life is. Susie lives with multiple-sclerosis (MS), and says that having this condition drives her to work even harder on behalf of immigrants to improve their lives here in the U.S.
Susie serves on the board of MIJA, as well as on the Salud y Comunidad: Latinos en Montana Community Advisory Board, and brings her own unique experiences and perspectives to both groups.