Saryu Parikh was born and educated in Bhavngar, Gujarat State, India. She has Master’s degree in Botany from MS University in Vadodara. She has lived in the USA since 1969. She is a Retired Medical Technologist, was a volunteer teacher at the Literacy Council of Fort Bend, Houston area, for 11 years. She is also a volunteer advocate for the domestic violence victims, a poet and a writer in Gujarati and English. Two of her published books: “Essence of Eve” and “Smile in Tears”.