Class of 1993. Hailing from Australia, Jarrod resides in the country’s second biggest city, Melbourne. He is currently completing his journalism degree at one of the state’s top tertiary establishments, La Trobe University. In 2015, he went on exchange to Spain, completing a semester at Madrid’s Universidad Pontificia Comillas. He speaks Spanish and is currently learning French. His interests include international relations, language and travel but his writing covers a variety of topics, as can be seen in his personal online blog. His articles on Smartweek are in English.