Dara-Marie Raggay is from the Caribbean twin-island state Trinidad and Tobago. Over the last decade she has worked with more than a dozen organizations on projects supported by the United Nations Development Programme, the European Union, the Green Economy Coalition, and Conservation International.
Dara-Marie specializes in creative, interdisciplinary, applied systems interventions at the intersection of environment and climate; equity and justice; and partnerships and engagement. She also has significant experience with marginalized and historically disadvantaged communities. Before coming to Notre Dame, she coached young people of color living in foster care in entrepreneurship, leadership, and environmental stewardship, culminating in the creation of successful youth-led green enterprises.
Dara-Marie earned a bachelor of science degree with a double major in environmental and natural resources management and agribusiness in 2010. She also was awarded a full scholarship and admittance to the US Department of State’s Study of the US Institute on the Environment. As a master of global affairs student, Dara-Marie is the recipient of a Riberas Orjales Family Fellowship.