Susannah Cunningham is Director of Development, charged with leading fundraising and development initiatives at the Enough Project.
Before joining Enough, Susannah worked in the U.S. and abroad for a number of policy organizations focusing on personal and political rights in the MENA region and Sub-Saharan Africa. She lived in Cairo, Egypt from 2008 to 2012, where she co-founded The Resettlement Legal Aid Project (RLAP), the only refugee legal aid clinic currently serving Egypt's sizable urban asylum-seeking population. After working in refugee legal aid for years, she shifted to human rights policy in conflict and political transitions in the hopes of intervening, as she says, “before the arc of violence irreparably alters the fabric of families and communities, rather than after.”
Susannah has traveled extensively in the MENA region and East Africa as a research fellow, but she started her career in human rights as a founding Managing Committee member of STAND, ostensibly the national managing body of the Darfur anti-genocide student movement. During that time, she served as the Chair of the Chicago Coalition to Save Darfur and the Coordinator of Northwestern University’s Darfur Action Committee. Susannah has a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Theatre from Northwestern University.