Arati Shroff

Adjunct Fellow, Professional Development Program
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Area of Expertise: 

Geo-economics; international economic policy; gender dynamics; East Asia, China, South Asia

Arati Shroff is a career U.S. diplomat and is currently an Una Chapman Cox Fellow and East-West Center Adjunct Fellow analyzing Chinese foreign investment in emerging high tech sectors. Prior to her current assignment, Arati advanced U.S. economic policy at the U.S. Consulate in Shanghai, China. Arati previously served in Washington D.C. in the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of South and Central Asia, in the Economic and Consular sections at the U.S. Embassy in Kuwait, and in Taiwan. She started her Foreign Service career as an intern at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing during China’s accession to the WTO. Arati also serves as an advocate for international women’s issues and is an adviser and Board member of various women's professional associations. Prior to her diplomatic career, Arati worked as a finance professional in New York and Hong Kong and for the World Bank in India.  Arati earned a B.A. from the Johns Hopkins University and an M.A. from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and is a recipient of the Johns Hopkins Woodrow Wilson Research Fellowship. Originally from the state of Illinois and a graduate of the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA), Arati speaks Chinese, Arabic, and Hindi. Arati is constantly seeking ways to pursue a holistic approach to life through biohacking, yoga/meditation, and spending as much time outdoors.