Arathi Govind

Alumni News

Arathi Govind (MM, Ethnomusicology, 2012) received her PhD in ethnomusicology from the University of California, Berkeley in August of 2019 with a dissertation entitled "'An Undeniable Presence': Racial Justice Work among South Asian American Musicians." She was recently promoted to Senior College Advisor at ScholarMatch, a San Francisco-based college access and persistence nonprofit, in which capacity she provides academic, emotional, and professional development support to first-generation low-income college students. Arathi is also the soprano section leader for Resound Ensemble and serves on the boards of Music at Kohl Mansion and Violins of Hope. She writes, "my academic training in race theory, career development, and the arts fuels my knowledge and drive to support underserved communities throughout the Bay Area."