I was born and raised in Pittsburgh, and at 18-years-old I was picked for the ride of my life on MTV’s Road Rules. I returned several times for a Road Rules reboot and a bunch of the Challenges (but don’t judge me). I’ve had a lot of adventures all over the world thanks to those shows, but the best part was that I was able to pay for an amazing education.

I am now a PhD in Religious Studies working as an independent scholar and journalist focusing on Christianity in the United States. I love the research and writing that I get to do, and I LOVE being able to do it all at home where I can also watch my son bouncing off the walls.

Even though I’ll always be a nerdy academic, I am also passionate about lots of other subjects, and that’s how this blog was born. The Gospel of Susie is the smart girl’s lifestyle blog. I share all of my favorite finds in fashion, family, food, wine, travel, and books. If I love it, I will tell you about it, and hopefully you’ll love it too.

Glad you’re here for my latest adventure, and I look forward to getting to know all of my fellow smart girls!


P.S. You can also catch my fellow MTV alum, Sarah Rice, and me on our weekly show, The Brain Candy Podcast, which features even more goodies for smart girls. Subscribe to us on iTunes.

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