Sushila Gawande was born in a city in Gujarat State, India. Sushi completed medical school and went on to Cleveland, Ohio to do a rotating internship. During her pediatric rotation, she realized babies and children took away her homesickness and inspired her to be a pediatrician. Sushi met her husband Ram, in New York during her pediatric residency and they settled in Athens Ohio. They raised two children and adopted a college in rural Maharashtra as their third child to provide education to mostly farmer’s children. At Lasell Village, Sushi enjoys classes on issues related to social justice and the environment.