ABOUT SUSAN E. GIBSON
Author, How to be an Amazing Volunteer Overseas: Rules of the Road, Stories from the Field
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Susan was born and raised in Toronto, Canada and was based in New York in the 90s for her career in the development sector. For the last 20 years, she has lived in London, UK with her husband and teenage son. As of June 2021, she and her family have started a new chapter in Washington DC.
In March 2014, on an IRC-UK board trip to Jordan and Kurdistan in Iraq, Susan made the following five minute video in order to communicate the situation for Syrian refugees. A week later, she presented the video at a Names Not Numbers conference. By chance, Christiane Amanpour, of CNN, was present and decided to use a portion of it on her program a few days later (video #2). You never know when someone might be able to amplify your voice.