Susana Barrón is a Chicana documentary filmmaker based in Northern California. She was born in Santa Ana, California, but her story begins in Sain Alto, Zacatecas. Barrón uses filmmaking to document and reimagine immigrant narratives, particularly that of the Latin American Diaspora and is intentional about encouraging critical awareness through this form of visual storytelling.
Her films have premiered in the U.S. and México and have received funding from the UC Davis Placemaking Minigrant and the UC Davis Provost's Undergraduate Fellowship Grant. She is skilled at managing projects from concept development through delivery while also cultivating empathy, flexibility, and multidisciplinarity.
In her free time, Barrón enjoys watching films with her son Lucas and her dog Melo.