Arun attended the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a minor in Sociology. While at UMBC, Arun participated in the Student Government Association and UMBC B.R.O.T.H.E.R.S, a mentoring organization for Baltimore area middle school students. Arun obtained an internship with the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office in the Department of Victims/Witness Services providing administrative help but also sitting in on cases and provide document assistance. Arun also interned with the United Way of Central Maryland Baltimore Office providing information on local services for families in need.

Arun worked for the National Labor Relations Board Office of Appeals interpreting and scanning official appeals into a case tracking system. He also gained employment with the UMBC Classic Upward Bound program teaching and providing tutoring/counseling services during the academic year and summer component. Arun still works with Upward Bound currently on Saturday’s at UMBC.

After graduating from UMBC, Arun completed an Americorp year with the University’s Choice Program providing community-based monitoring and job training for adjudicated youth in Baltimore City. He also serves as the community coordinator and member of the Board of Directors for Global Developmental Services for Youth, Inc.