Susana Barraza is the Program Manager for the National Initiative of Cybersecurity Education (NICE) at NIST. She previously served as the Student Personnel Assistant for the HSI STEM Equity and Success Initiative (SESI) Project at Sacramento City College. She has also participated in a Political Management Seminar at The George Washington University as a component of a fellowship with the Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute in Washington, DC. Additionally, Susana served as an intern for Ford Motor Company, the House of Representatives and for the California State Assembly.
Susana received earned an Associates of Science in Business Administration and an Associates of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies- Social and Behavioral Sciences. Then transferred to California State University, Sacramento (CSUS) where she received bachelor’s in Economics with a minor in Business Administration. She is a 2020 Pathway Fellow Recipient with the College of Education at CSUS; a program (1 out of 6 nationwide) that prepares highly qualified diverse participants for doctorates and careers in rigorous educational research.