Vice President for Government Affairs
Daria is the vice president of government affairs and communications where she operates as the strategic leader of the organization’s legislative, editorial and field operations work. She previously served as the organization’s director of K-12 policy development where she advanced Ed Trust’s K-12 policy agenda.
Previously, she worked as an analyst for the Texas Legislative Council and in the Milwaukee office of U.S. Sen. Herb Kohl (D-Wis.).
A native of Milwaukee and proud graduate of the Milwaukee Public Schools, Daria holds a bachelor’s degree from Rice University and a master’s in public policy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
What drew you to education?
The challenges facing our society are huge. So are the opportunities. We won’t make good on either with anything less than our collective full range of talents and perspectives. That means equipping each and every young person with the knowledge and skills to make their contribution.
Why are you passionate about working at Ed Trust?
I get my butt kicked daily by smart, committed, hardworking colleagues. And that’s a very good thing.