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Arpana Vidyarthi, Secretary

Arpana Vidyarthi is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hospital Medicine at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). For over 20 years, Arpana has worked in Singapore and San Francisco practicing medicine and teaching clinical
skills and system change. She also develops leaders at all levels in and outside of healthcare through consulting and coaching.

Arpana was previously a member of the Board of Trustees and the Governance Committee Chair for the Singapore American School. She is also an advisor to OneProsper International, an organization that aims to ending female illiteracy in India, and to the Healing WELL promoting wellness to those who live SF’s
Tenderloin district.

Arpana believes in Drew’s ability to bring out the best in each child helping them to soar. She brings to the Drew Board of Trustees her background, expertise, and a passion for creating educational environments that allow kids to bring their whole self to school.

Arpana attended Macalester College where she studied Ethnic Relations. She graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School and completed her residency at Cambridge Health Alliance, Harvard Medical School. She holds an Executive Masters in Change from INSEAD. Her daughter Anaiya, Drew class of 2023, enjoys dance, tennis, Model UN and leads a service-learning program at Drew. Her younger daughter Nika, International High School class of 2025, is a budding marine environmentalist. Arpana and her family are avid global travelers,
scuba divers and tennis players.

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