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.
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. 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 resides in Steamboat Springs, Colorado with her husband David and their daughter Lydia. She currently works for Compassion International, a non-profit committed to releasing children from all facets of poverty in 25 countries around the world by working through the local church. She enjoys reading, hiking and the occasional freelance photo/video project.