Susan started fitness modeling in 2009 when she landed a spot in the first ESPN Magazine 'Bodies' issue. She was featured in 3 issues, most notably getting a spot in the ESPN 5 Year Anniversary edition of the Bodies Issue. After the magazine's debut, she signed with Wilhelmina Models in their fitness division. Leading up to the 2012 Olympic Games, she landed photos in Health magazine, Philadelphia Style Magazine, Women's Health, and the cover and feature story in Pacific Magazine. She has appeared in the 2009 Boathouse Sports US Rowing campaign, Hudson "Be a Shark" ads, and GU Energy banners. Susan has been featured in many issues of Rowing News including 5 covers.