Suzanna Bloom (nee Davis) is another of Harold West’s great-grandchildren who continues his legacy by serving on the board of the West Foundation. Her interest in international issues began at age 15 through participation in a service trip to Romania. In her following high school years, she further broadened her international experience with a service trip to Thailand.
Additionally, she was selected as an Indiana University Honors student, which gave her the opportunity to study in France for eight weeks to achieve fluency in French.
Following her graduation from Heritage Christian High School, Mrs. Bloom began her program as a BA candidate in International Studies at Taylor University in Upland, Indiana. While pursuing her degree, she was especially drawn to classes in international development as well as justice and reconciliation. She later served as a cabinet member for Taylor’s Social Justice Week, a program designed to inform students regarding both domestic and international injustices and engage them in action.
Mrs. Bloom utilized her university experience to participate in a college level service trip to Argentina. While in South America, she acted as a group advisor, mentoring other students and collaborating with project leaders on goals and growth for the summer-long program. She rounded out her international experience with study terms in London, England and Jerusalem, Israel. She graduated from Taylor cum laude in 2011.
Mrs. Bloom lives in Castle Rock, Colorado with her husband David and their dog, Scout. She enjoys alternating her love of travel and hiking with her work as a freelance photographer and videographer.