Arathi Govind (she/her) is a program developer, relationship builder, and educator in social justice, environmental, and arts spaces. A lifelong advocate for Earth protection, she is excited to further the Redford Center’s mission of using storytelling to inspire environmental action.
Arathi received her B.A. in environmental studies from Scripps College, and went on to work for an environmental advocacy nonprofit. She then worked as a music teacher for several years, before eventually earning a Ph.D. in ethnomusicology from UC Berkeley in 2019. Her research examined South Asian American musicians involved in social justice advocacy and activism. After her Ph.D., she helped first- generation students navigate the emotional, academic, and financial challenges of college at ScholarMatch. Since 2018, she has also served as a Board Member and DEI Chair at Music at Kohl Mansion, a chamber music organization in Burlingame. Outside of work, you may find Arathi practicing music, zipping around SF on her ebike, or taking long walks and hikes with her husband and their silly, spoiled parrot named Doug.