December 19, 2018
Congratulations to Jacks Lab researcher Jin Park on winning a 2019 Rhodes Scholarship. Park, a senior majoring in molecular and cellular biology at Harvard University, will be the first DACA-recipient Rhodes Scholar. In the Jacks Lab, Park studies the mechanisms of T-cell exhaustion. Elsewhere, he is a volunteer for the Phillips Brooks House Chinatown Citizenship program, the managing editor of the Harvard Undergraduate Research Journal, and the founder and co-director of Higher Dreams, which provides resources to undocumented students who want to attend college. At Oxford University, Park plans to pursue master's degrees in migration studies and global health science and epidemiology, with a view to building a career in advocacy for immigrant communities. However, as he explains in a CNN interview, there may be legal barriers to his return to the U.S. after he completes his degrees in the U.K.