Darriel is a senior at Marist College studying English Writing with a double minor in Video Production and Global Studies. Darriel grew up in the South Bronx. She is the first in her family to attend college as well as the first Marist student to study abroad in Western Samoa where she spent a semester traveling throughout the Pacific Islands. During her study abroad program, she conducted independent research on education policy implementation in Samoan public schools. Darriel is a leader on her campus, where she organizes various cultural and social events in order to promote inclusion and unite her campus community. Darriel is a 2017 Fulbright Fellow and will be teaching English in South Africa in January of 2018. She is also a Gates Millennium Scholar and hopes to pursue her Masters degree with the realm of Education Policy upon her return to the United States.
Updated May 2017