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Daren is FCNL’s legislative manager for sustainable energy and environment. He lobbies Congress to support action to respond to the climate crisis and prevent the further degradation of our communities and our planet.

He graduated from Missouri State University with a B.S. in political science and communication in May 2020. His studies focused on U.S. foreign policy and politics in Latin America.

Prior to joining FCNL, Daren was the international policy analyst at Bread for the World, where he built and ran the climate change legislative program for the organization. He also chaired the Interfaith Working Group on Foreign Assistance, a collective of 50 faith-based organizations focused on advocating for robust U.S. funding of poverty-focused development assistance.

Daren was a 2019-2020 Scoville Fellow at FCNL. In this capacity, he worked through the FCNL Education Fund to provide research and coordinate meetings for the Prevention and Protection Working Group (PPWG).

He is originally from Springfield, Missouri.