Dariana is a Partner leading Transcend’s organizational partnership strategy. She is responsible for building mutually-beneficial relationships across the sector toward a collective vision of learning environments where all young people can thrive.
In her previous role as Director of School Development at the Internationals Network, she partnered with school districts across the country to reimagine how schools respond to the assets and needs of immigrant and refugee students. Dariana also served as Director of School Design at the NYC Department of Education, working on designing and opening new and innovative school models.
Throughout her two-decade-long career working with schools, Dariana has leveraged her personal experience as an immigrant from the Dominican Republic and a graduate from NYC public schools to advance educational equity.
Dariana is a graduate of CUNY Brooklyn College and holds an MPA from NYU Wagner. She lives with her husband and daughter, and splits her time between New York City and Berkshire County, Massachusetts.
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Community-based design is a collaborative and local process that brings together young people, educators, administrators, caregivers, and experts to redesign learning. It goes beyond traditional school improvement initiatives by involving the entire community in reshaping the purpose and design of education.