Rupa Marya

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Rupa Marya is the front-woman and composer for global roots group Rupa & the April Fishes. She is also currently an economic refugee of San Francisco, a physician committed to ending health inequities, a mother and a farmer's wife. She is on faculty as professor of medicine at UCSF where she works in hospital medicine and volunteers at the free student-run Clinica Martin Baro. She has recently helped with the foundation of a coalition of healthcare providers who are calling out racism and police violence as public health issues, the Do No Harm Coalition.

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