Tarin Storm Denney is a junior at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. He's originally from Portland, Oregon and he's a man of many interests.
Tarin is an accomplished pop culture consumer, an avid reader, and a huge comedy nerd. He is also a storyteller, writer, student, aspiring funny person, and friend. He loves music, hiking, learning, traveling, and people. And lists too, apparently.
He's a content producer in various forms. Tarin writes for The Slant (Vanderbilt's premier humor and satire publication) and WRVU (Nashville's independent music source). He also writes poetry, prose, comedy, essays and more. He tweets, is working on launching a podcast series (how unique!) and is currently weighing different options for his senior thesis.
At Vanderbilt, he enjoys being involved in the campus community through a variety of different student organizations, including as the president of his fraternity. He cherishes opportunities for community building and peer mentorship.
Academically, he's pursuing a Bachelor's of Science degree with majors in Cognitive Studies and American Studies. His academic focus is on understanding identity and well-being in the realms of pop culture, higher education, and politics.
Tarin grew up in Portland, Oregon, and then later in the nearby suburb of Sherwood, Oregon. After graduating from Sherwood High School as valedictorian in 2015, he moved to Nashville to further his education at Vandy.