OURS National Scholarships

Darion Wallace : Knight-Hennessy Scholarship

Darion Wallace graduated from U.C. Berkeley in 2018 as a double major in rhetoric and African American Studies. During his time at Berkeley, Darion was selected as a Mellon Mays Fellow, a program that targets students with exceptional academic promise and potential for academic careers that will contribute to the diversity and equal opportunity in the academy. He also Resident Assistant for Summer Bridge and the Theme Program Advisor for the UCB Residential Student Services Program. Beyond the campus community, Darion was an education organizer for SEIU-UHW as well as a program coordinator for Brothers on the Rise. Currently, Darion is working on a Masters degree in International Education Policy Analysis at Stanford University. As Knight-Hennessy Scholar at Stanford, Darion will pursue a Ph. D. in Education in order to gain an interdisciplinary, human-centered understanding of how schooling has shaped Black identity ad outcomes.