Ushma grew up in Toronto and moved to Burlington in 2013. She is currently pursuing her MD degree at the University of Toronto and simultaneously an MSc. degree from the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation. She has an extensive background in global health and health policy.
Ushma believes that healthcare professionals have a significant role to play in addressing the climate change that is threatening the long-term health of our population. She aims to use her voice as a future physician to advocate for climate change mitigation and environmentally friendly cities. As a Young Director on the BurlingtonGreen Board, Ushma has been matched and trained by the Girls on Boards program of the G(irls)20 organization. She looks forward to bringing a fresh and unique perspective to the BurlingtonGreen Board of Directors