Darien leads Innovator and Incubation program operations. She previously worked with Elemental Excelerator on their pipeline team. Her background is in fashion design and wardrobe styling, and later shifted into a focus on sustainable design. She also served as the Sustainability Officer for the California State Student Association. Darien received her Master’s in Global Leadership and Sustainable Development from Hawai’i Pacific University, where she researched the sustainability practices of Hawaiian apparel manufacturers.