Susan M. Cheng was raised in Santa Barbara, California. She currently lives in Washington, DC, with her husband and two kids, and their pup. She enjoys writing about identity, belonging, and forging community. She is a Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Georgetown School of Medicine. She loves discovering sartorial gems in consignment stores and striking up conversations with folks in line. When she’s not at the climbing gym, she’s on the hunt for xiao long bao and the best bbq and bubble tea around.