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Sean Darling-Hammond

Assistant Professor, UCLA

Sean Darling-Hammond is an assistant professor of community health sciences and biostatistics at the University of California, Los Angeles Fielding School of Public Health. There, he seeks to expand belonging by combining his backgrounds in education, law, and public policy with methodological approaches stemming from psychology and econometrics. He holds a Ph.D. in public policy from the University of California, Berkeley, earned his Bachelor of Arts in sociology at Harvard College (’06), spent five years as the director of research at Hattaway Communications (a missiondriven firm in Washington, D.C.), earned his J.D. from UC Berkeley (’14), clerked for the District Court for the District of Maryland, and worked in education law and policy for Hogan Lovells and Education Counsel. He also served as the director of Berkeley High School’s restorative justice program and provided legal representation to special education students. He and his wife, Valentina, adore their baby boy, Kofi, who they welcomed into the world in April 2019. In his free time, he competes on NBC’s American Ninja Warrior as “The Giving Ninja,” devoted to donating to nonprofits that expand opportunity. 


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