Dr. Arati Kreibich is an activist, community organizer, scientist, and former candidate for Congress. She immigrated to the U.S. when she was 11 years old with her parents and two younger brothers because they believed in the promise of America.
Arati earned herPh.D. in Neuroscience from the University of Pennsylvania in 2005. Her research focused on the science of opioid addiction, relapse, and stress. Arati lives with her husband Thomas and their two children, Neil and Jay, in Glen Rock. She and her family love hiking, reading, and spending time with their dog, Bailey and cat, Max.
Arati successfully ran for Glen Rock Borough Council in 2017, becoming the first South Asian person elected to the Council. In office, she's made combating climate change a priority by leading Glen Rock to town-wide clean energy consumption and a plastic bag ban.