Dr. Kia Darling-Hammond
Dr. Kia Darling-Hammond serves as the Deputy Director, Chief of Staff at The Education Trust–West. Dr. Darling-Hammond has worked for more than twenty years in education and education-adjacent spaces, engaging in research, youth development, teaching, coaching, and organizational leadership. She has taught high school English, social studies, humanities, journalism, and literacy development, as well as college and graduate level courses. Her scholarship explores moments of thriving among youth and young adults who experience marginalization. Dr. Darling-Hammond holds a PhD in Developmental and Psychological Sciences in Education from Stanford University, an MAT in Social Studies from Bard College, and a BA in American Studies from Yale University.