Darion Wallace, from Inglewood, California, is pursuing a PhD in race, inequality, and language in education at Stanford Graduate School of Education. He earned a bachelor’s degree in rhetoric and African American studies from the University of California, Berkeley, and a master’s degree in international education policy analysis from Stanford University. Darion aspires to investigate how the organizational features of primary and secondary schools serve as a socializing agent to shape and inform black students’ racial and political identities. He worked as a research and policy associate at the Learning Policy Institute, where he supported the Educator Preparation Laboratory by centering equity, deeper learning, and the whole child framework. He lectured at San Francisco State University within the Africana Studies department. He is a recipient of the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship and Public Policy and International Affairs Fellowship.