Aravin graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science from the University of Nottingham Malaysia. His undergraduate thesis focused on the High Conservation Value Toolkit and its impact on biodiversity conservation, through a qualitative analysis of interviews conducted with various stakeholders. His interest in corporate sustainability landed him an internship with KPMG Malaysia where he gained experience with ESG reporting and sustainability assurance frameworks. Aravin is also passionate about the education sector which led him to serve as a career development officer at the University of Reading Malaysia prior to joining Proforest. He worked with university students to assist them with career development and environmental education initiatives. He speaks fluent English and Bahasa Malaysia and basic Tamil, Malayalam and Portuguese.