Ms. Darby graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Arizona School of Natural Resources and the Environment with a Bachelors in Conservation Biology and minoring in Marine Sciences in 2020. She received undergraduate certificates in International Environmental Conservation, and Zoo and Aquarium Conservation in 2019.
Ms. Darby’s current work focuses on bringing experience and knowledge in the fields of marine and environmental sciences to support the development of new technologies and research tools in associated fields. Ms. Darby is currently involved in a NOAA program to develop an amphibious drone equipped with SONAR, and a DOE program for the SEARCHER SONAR USV to monitor nearfield and farfield impacts of marine hydrokinetic installations. Before joining Hydronalix, Ms. Darby worked on research projects studying endemic species and behavior in marine invertebrates in the Galapagos Islands, and intertidal zone biodiversity and tidal biogeography in Puerto Peñasco, Sonora Mexico.