Aparna has been a part of Bay Area Chess since November 2015. She started taking chess lessons at the age of 8 while growing up in her hometown close to Mumbai, India. She has played professionally during her schooling and college days and has even won the national gold medal for chess in India. She currently coaches the beginner and intermediate levels at BAC over the weekends and she also manages all club registrations and rosters. She is also a finance professional specializing in Finance and taxation. During her free time, she especially enjoys gardening and taking zumba lessons.