Susan Hennessey Wiki Biography
Susan Julia Hennessey was born Susan Klein in the USA on 29 August 1985, so under the zodiac sign of Virgo and holding American nationality – she is best known for the work she has done with the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Brookings Institute.
— Susan Hennessey (@Susan_Hennessey) April 29, 2017
Early life and education
Susan spent her entire childhood in the US with her parents Christopher Klein and Mary Grad, and was raised alongside her sister Helen Klein. She is somewhat secretive when it comes to her parents, as she hasn’t shared any details other than their names with the public – she sometimes writes about how thankful she is to them because of how they raised her.
Susan was not one of the most sociable people in high school as she always preferred to do her own things and was focused on her schooling – most of the other kids saw her as a nerd but did not dare to bully her as she knew how to fight back.
Her interest towards reporting and law grew stronger during her years in high school, and after she matriculated, she enrolled at the University of California and graduated with a bachelor’s degree, and then enrolled at Harvard Law School from which she got her J.D.
Career of a reporter
Susan launched her career as soon as she got her bachelor’s degree, so she was also working while she was studying at Harvard, serving in the Office of General Counsel of the National Security Agency.
She is currently working at the Brookings Institute as a Senior Fellow in National Security in Governance Studies while she is also the Executive Editor of the Lawfare blog which has been made for discussing topics regarding the ‘Hard National Security Choices’.
The Lawfare blog
The Lawfare blog was published by the Lawfare Institute together with the Brookings Institute – they launched it in 2010 with the help of Benjamin Wittes who is an author, Robert Chesney who works as a law professor, and Jack Goldsmith who is also a professor, and seems to be the most experienced among them as he served as head of the Office of Legal Counsel while George W. Bush was President of the US.
The blog became popular after it started covering topics related to Trump’s administration. The blog is basically criticizing Trump very hard, which is why Trump tweeted about the blog in 2017 when they attacked him because of the first refugee and travel ban – thanks to Trump’s tweet in which he tagged the blog, the number of people who read the blog increased ten times.
Besides Trump as a topic and unwitting promoter of the blog’s popularity, it has also covered topics such as the dismissal of James Comey who served as the FBI Director, and the leak of classified intelligence files to Russia.
Personal life and relationships
Susan is more or less secretive when it comes to her love life but it is known that she is married to her other half Brendan Hennessey who works as a professor of Italian studies at the Colby College which is located in Waterville in Maine. The two dated for two years before they exchanged their wedding vows on 20 June 2009 at Point Reyes Station in California – their wedding was officiated by James Richardson. Brendan is also a well-educated person as he received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin in Madison, and then received his master’s degree from the University of Notre Dame – after that, he enrolled at the University of California and completed his PhD.
The two spent their honeymoon in Phuket in Thailand and then decided to start their life together in Cambridge in Massachusetts. They have two daughters together whose names are not known.
Susan doesn’t talk about the men she dated before Brendan, as she most likely doesn’t want to make her husband jealous – she is said to have dated several guys before Brendan and that she was very close of marrying one of them.
Hobbies and other interests
Susan’s number one passion is law but she also has other interests. She is a big lover of the outdoors and doesn’t enjoy spending time inside the house at all – if it is raining outside, she will sit on the porch of her house just so she isn’t inside. She loves nature and has a house in a village far away from civilization.
Although Susan enjoys watching movies and TV series, she doesn’t seem to have much time for those things now as she is very busy because of her work, and taking care of her two kids. She spends most of her free time with her husband Brendan, as they are both working hard and it isn’t easy for them to make their schedules in a way that they are both free on the same day.
Appearance and net worth
Susan is currently 33 years old. She has medium long brown hair and green eyes, is 5ft 7in (1.76m) tall, and weighs around 115lbs (52kgs). She is not a big fan of tattoos piercing and doesn’t have either. Susan is said to not be a drinker nor a smoker.
According to authoritative sources, her current net worth is estimated to be more than $1 million, and is steadily rising thanks to numerous things she is currently working on.
Social media presence
Susan is also quite active on several popular social media platforms – she launched her Twitter account in July 2007 and has gathered nearly 250,000 followers, and tweeted more than 16,000 times. Her Instagram account is followed by only around 50 people, while she has uploaded more than 200 pictures onto it – she has a Facebook profile as well but appears to be using it just to keep in touch with her friends and family.