Professional Development Portfolio Manager, EPIC
Daryn joined TRG in May 2018 and currently serves as the Professional Development Portfolio Manager for the EPIC project. In this role Daryn helps the USAID’s Office of Education manage the coordination, design, production, and facilitation of a range of professional development learning opportunities for education officers in all 45 Mission countries and the broader international education sector. For over 15 years, Daryn has been an educational creative, producer and facilitator who has cultivated his career in the fields of peacebuilding, civics education and engagement, nonviolent action, community organizing, and international education. Prior to joining TRG, Daryn worked for a number of organizations – The United States Institute of Peace, the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict, Common Cause, the Democracy Matters Institute, the Close Up Foundation, and the Student Conservation Association. He is also an adjunct professor at American University where he has taught courses on Education for International Development, Peace Pedagogy, and Nonviolent Action. He serves on the board of One Common Unity – a DC-based non-profit that works with young people to break cycles of violence and build compassionate, healthy communities through the transformative power of music, arts and peace education. He also serves on the board of the Democracy Matters Institute. Daryn has a liberal arts degree from Middlebury College, an MA in International Training and Education from American University, and a professional certificate in International Peace and Conflict Resolution, also from American University. He is also a certified administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory. Daryn lives in Falls Church, VA with his partner, Alyson and their two daughters, Kaiya and Zoey. He loves cycling, running, and vegan baking and cooking.