Santushi was the board chair of Sakhi for South Asian Women in New York City and is now an Emeritus board member. During her tenure as board chair the board was recognized by the Brooke Mahoney Award for Outstanding Board Leadership. Santushi has worked with a wide variety of organizations including gender justice, conservation, sustainable development and neurodiversity as an independent consultant.
Santushi has co-authored articles on mobile technology and its impact on sex workers in India in Human Technology, Gender, Technology & Development and an invited article in The International Handbook of Sex Industry Research.
Previously, Santushi was Vice-President Publishing for DBRS, a global credit ratings agency headquartered in Toronto, Canada, where she headed publishing across their offices worldwide. Santushi holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Bard College and a Masters of Science from Boston University in International Public Relations.