Aparna earned her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law and her B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin. While in law school, she served as Managing Editor of the Virginia Law Review and received the Mary Claiborne and Roy H. Ritter Prize. Before joining Williams & Connolly, Aparna clerked for Judge Carlton W. Reeves on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi.