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Janet Napolitano has served as a member of our Board since August 2020. 

She is currently a Professor of Public Policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy, and the Founder and Faculty Director of the Center for Security in Politics at UC Berkeley. 

Ms. Napolitano served as the 20th President of the University of California from September 2013 to August 2020 and as the U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security from 2009 to 2013. She is a former two-term Governor of Arizona, a former Attorney General of Arizona, and a former U.S. Attorney for the District of Arizona.

Ms. Napolitano serves on the Council of the American Law Institute, the Council on Foreign Relations, and on the board of directors of Zoom Video Communications, Inc. She is also a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Association. 

In 2022, President Biden appointed Napolitano to the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board. In 2019, Napolitano published “How Safe Are We? Homeland Security Since 9/11.”

She holds a B.S. in political science (summa cum laude) from Santa Clara University and a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.