Jarin is a fourth year Health Sciences student at the University of Calgary, majoring in Biomedical Sciences. He is an advocate for being engaged in campus activities and getting the most out of your degree. To that end, he has been involved with many extracurricular initiatives and research projects. Last summer, Jarin’s research focused on developing a sustainable ex-vivo photoreceptor culture system for retinal disease modelling. He worked with the same research group to develop a mathematical model describing oxygen perfusion in tissue culture systems to inform research methods. Recently, he has joined a research group attempting to understand the mechanisms of CD4+ T cell mediated immunity to better inform vaccination strategies against tropical diseases. Besides research, Jarin has also been involved with Reforming Education on Drugs (RED), where he tours elementary and junior high classrooms to educate youth on the science behind drug use. He was also involved in a global health initiative with VIDA, a campus club that travels to Nicaragua in the summer to assist mobile medical clinics that provide healthcare to rural Nicaraguans. In ManUp for Mental Health, Jarin works to promote physical fitness, foster companionship, and address issues such as substance abuse, alcoholism, and depression among men at the U of C. Most recently, he has also sought to expand his business portfolio through involvement with the DeNovo Student Investment Fund, which is a student run non-profit at the university.