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Rini Jayarethinam is part of the Technical Development Program at Edwards Lifesciences, rotating through various medical device engineering functions over the span of 18 months. Rini is a 2021 graduate of the Master of Engineering – Biomedical Engineering program at Duke University in Durham, NC. She also received a certification in Medical Device Design during her time at Duke. Prior to her graduate education, Rini graduated in 2020 with her Bachelor’s of Science in Biomedical Engineering from UC Irvine. Rini is a SoCal native; having lived in both LA and Orange counties, she has seen various states of educational disparity within SoCal and hopes to promote engineering & STEM to future generations. In her free time, Rini enjoys cooking, watching TV shows, and exploring coffee shops.