As Common Impact’s Director of Technology, Daria oversees the tech environment of the organization, data management, and streamlining the use of tech systems and processes. Her lifelong commitment to impact work started at 14 years old when she started volunteering at a pediatric hospital keeping kids company by helping them with homework and playing with them while their parents were at work. In the past 15 years, she has volunteered for and supported many local and global nonprofits, including UNICEF, Planned Parenthood, and True Colors United.
Originally from Moscow, Daria moved to the U.S. in 2014 to pursue a career in music business as well as the freedom to be who she is as a part of the LGBTQ+ community. After graduating with Masters in Music Business Leadership, she joined an event management company as an operations manager and part-time event manager, coordinating and executing big production corporate events like AWS and Salesforce Conferences as well as private events like weddings and b’nei mitzvahs. While she loved the thrill, fast-paced environment, and creative problem-solving components of event production, Daria started seeking a more meaningful purpose for her work. She joined Black Girls Code, an educational nonprofit aimed at increasing representation of women of color in STEM, as an East Coast Office and Operations Manager. In this role, Daria supported the day-to-day operations of the organization, implemented new systems, and improved its tech environment.
Daria has a B.A. in International Relations and Reginal Studies from MGIMO (Moscow State Institute of International Relations) and a M.S. in Music Business Leadership from Northeastern University. Outside of work, Daria is re-watching Greys Anatomy (for the 17th time), listening to true crime podcasts, and eating copious amounts of Cocoa Pebbles.