LEADERSHIP & STAFF
Founder and Faculty Director
A distinguished public servant, Napolitano served as the president of the University of California from 2013 to 2020, as the US Secretary of Homeland Security from 2009 to 2013, as Governor of Arizona from 2003 to 2009, as Attorney General of Arizona from 1998 to 2003, and as US Attorney for the District of Arizona from 1993 to 1997. She earned her BS degree (summa cum laude in Political Science) in 1979 from Santa Clara University, where she was a Truman Scholar, and the university’s first female valedictorian. She received her law degree in 1983 from the University of Virginia School of Law.
Adrienne Fulk is the Executive Director of the Center of Security in Politics at the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley. Previously, she served as the Chief Administrative Officer at the University of California, Office of the President, Chief of Staff at UC Berkeley Executive Education, and Assistant Director of the MBA for Executives Program at the Haas School of Business. Prior to working for UC, Adrienne served as the senior aide to Nobel Peace Laureate and humanitarian Elie Wiesel. She has an MA in French Studies from New York University and a BA in English from UC Berkeley.
Noah Kroloff is a Principal and Co-Founder of GSIS, an international security consulting firm. Prior to founding GSIS, Mr. Kroloff spent nearly two decades in public service, serving in leadership positions in state and federal government, including more than four as Chief of Staff of the US Department of Homeland Security. In state government, Mr. Kroloff served as Chief Policy Assistant and Deputy Chief of Staff to Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano during her first and second terms in office. He left government to manage Governor Napolitano’s successful reelection effort in 2006, establishing new historical benchmarks by leading the first gubernatorial campaign in Arizona history to win every county and legislative district in the state.
Mr. Kroloff is a Senior Fellow and Lecturer at Yale’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, serves on the Board of Advisors for the Progressive Policy Institute and on the Board of Directors for America Loves Kids. He holds a BA from St. John’s College, a JD from Arizona State University College of Law and resides in Washington, DC with his wife and two children.
As current Assistant Director of UC Berkeley’s Center for Security in Politics, former security policy researcher for Professors Napolitano and Sargent at the Goldman School of Public Policy, and her previous Outreach Coordinator role for U.S. Congressman Donald S. Beyer, Jr. (VA-08), Sarah’s heart for politics and public service is evident. Sarah has studied six foreign languages, is an AmeriCorps alumna, and a former federal contractor of Accenture Federal Services. She has an MA in Global Studies from UC Berkeley and a BA in English with a European history minor from Barnard College, Columbia University. She studied abroad from 2014-2015 at St. Peter’s College, the University of Oxford.
Rafi Lazerson is a policy professional examining security and civil rights issues related to emergent technologies, disinformation, and extremism. Rafi brings a multi-sector interdisciplinary lens to his policy work. He served as Assistant Regional Director at the Anti-Defamation League, prior to which he was CMO of an online marketplace. Currently, Rafi is an MPA candidate at UC Berkeley, a Research Affiliate at the Center for Security in Politics, and a Researcher at the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity. Rafi is conducting an MPA policy consultancy for the Global Engagement Center, U.S. Department of State, where he previously served as a Graduate Research Intern. He completed a BA in Political Science from Brooklyn College where he was a member of the Scholars Program.