Dr. Arjun Srinivasan '88 Kicks Off Alumni Speaker Series

On Friday, November 5, Dr. Arjun Srinivasan '88 returned to campus to kick off the inaugural Alumni Speaker Series. Srinivasan began the day by addressing the parent and alumni community in a virtual coffee and conversation, where he discussed his experience at St. Andrew's and his journey to his current career in public health as the Associate Director for Healthcare-Associated Infection Prevention Programs in the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion at the CDC's National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infection Diseases. He also discussed his work over the past two years related to the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic and fielded questions from fellow alumni and parents related to the future of Covid-19 and the vaccine. The conversation was facilitated by Assistant Head of School for Advancement and Community Relations Stephanie Garriga and Chair of the Alumni Board Taylor Triplett '05. A recording of the conversation can be viewed here.
 
Srinivasan spent the remainder of his visit speaking with students, starting by visiting with the Bower INSTAR fellows over lunch. Students shared their current research projects and areas of interest for their fellowships and asked Srinivasan questions about his career, his own research, and the power and importance of ethics in the field of science. He then addressed the entire Upper School in an assembly where he shared with students his experience at St. Andrew's and the lessons that have traveled with him throughout his career. Students and faculty were also given a chance to ask questions with topics ranging from statistics to the role of social media in today's culture.
 
Thank you Dr. Srinivasan for taking the time to share this timely information with our community of alumni, parents, and students, and thank you to the Alumni Board for hosting this event and for finding ways to remain engaged in the life of St. Andrew's. We hope to continue this series in the spring, and if you would like to share topics of interest for future speakers, reach out to Director of Alumni Relations Sarah Adams.
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