Dana Suskind is the mother of Genevieve, Amelie, and Asher Liu. She is an accomplished Pediatric Cochlear Implant Surgeon (an implanted device that allows a deaf person to hear) and is the founder of the Thirty Million Words initiative at the University of Chicago. She is the main source of support and inspiration for Genevieve, especially when it comes to SLAP’D. She is always there to provide a listening ear when it comes to high school drama or to provide strategic insight on the future of SLAP’D. When she is not working as a busy surgeon or on Thirty Million Words, she enjoys hanging out with her kids (whom she uses 99.99% of her free time on), shopping (most of the time with her two daughters or online) and reading the New York Times.