Parin Patel

Parin is a recent graduate of the University of Southern California and a native of Mississippi. He originally began his education at USC as a Business Administration major and his love for history drove him to pursue an additional degree in Interdisciplinary Archaeology. Through the USC Archaeology Program, he has been able to conduct graduate-level research on a collection of Gandharan Buddhist artifacts within the USC Archeological Research Center. During Summer 2011, he participated in an archaeological excavation in Rome, Italy. As a student in the Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies within the Marshall School of Business, he learned to hone his entrepreneurial skills with the assistance of his engaging and knowledgeable professors. In addition to his educational pursuits at USC, he served as President of Kappa Alpha Psi at USC. He was also the Vice President of the National Pan-Hellenic Council, President of the Society of Trojan Archaeologists, and the Undergraduate Supervisor for the ARC Smart Community Service Initiative, a grassroots educational outreach program designed to teach local elementary school students about archaeology, human history, and the importance of conserving the legacy of our predecessors.

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