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Ms. Janet Napolitano has served on our Board since August 2020. Ms. Napolitano served as President of the University of California from September 2013 until her departure in August 2020. Prior to her time serving as the President of the University of California, she served as the U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security from 2009 to 2013, as governor of the state of Arizona from 2003 to 2009, as attorney general of Arizona from 1998 to 2003 and as U.S. attorney for the District of Arizona from 1993 to 1997. In 2010, Ms. Napolitano was awarded the University of Virginia’s Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal for law. In 2014, Ms. Napolitano was appointed as a tenured faculty member of the University of California Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy. In 2015, Ms. Napolitano was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and in 2017, she was inducted into the American Philosophical Association. Ms. Napolitano currently serves on the Council of the American Law Institute and is a board member of Zoom Video Communications, Inc. and the Council on Foreign Relations. Ms. Napolitano holds a B.S. in political science (summa cum laude) from Santa Clara University where she was a Truman Scholar and the university’s first female valedictorian and a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.