Suzanne Bates is Senior Writer and Researcher with Americans for Fair Treatment, a community of current and former public-sector workers offering resources and support to exercise their First Amendment rights. Prior to joining Americans for Fair Treatment in 2020, Suzanne worked as a journalist for the Associated Press, as Policy Director with the Yankee Institute, as a contributor for The Hartford Courant, and as a regular commentator for WNPR’s The Wheelhouse.
She holds a graduate degree in journalism from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Brigham Young University. Her extensive publications cover topics such as union issues in New England and her experience as a conservative in a blue state and at an ivy league university.
Suzanne is a former military spouse and has lived all over the United States with her family. You can reach Suzanne at: firstname.lastname@example.org