Darien received his BA in Journalism and Mass Communications from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and his MFA in Theatre from Brown University. He joined UCLA Writing Programs in 2018 where he currently teaches a range of classes from EC1 to 100W, and courses within the Professional Writing Minor program. He has worked over the years as a professional journalist, theatre artist, sales manager, small-business owner, Government account coordinator, bartender, and a master soft-serve ice cream cone maker. His teaching work focuses on media, performance, race, politics, public policy, world affairs, popular culture, as well as business and entrepreneurship.
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