Darryl Sanchez joined PYD as a Career Readiness Coordinator after extensive work in foreign countries with a focus on community development.
He served in the US Marines for 4 years, where he participated in combat and humanitarian operations in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Afterwards, he worked as an NGO project manager in Thailand, conducting agricultural experiments to help reduce air pollution and improve eco-friendly farming methods, alongside supporting expanding public health access to the rural community. After college, he served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Moldova for 2 years and lived in a Russian speaking community as a Community Organizing and Development Specialist. In this capacity he assisted in writing grant projects for the local government and NGOs, taught Economics and English, organized after-school clubs for teenagers with a focus on life, critical thinking, social issues, entertainment, and culture sharing. Additionally, he taught English and life skills in a vocational school for students with disabilities/at-risk behavior.
He graduated from Amherst College with a BA in Economics.
Darryl is passionate about community service, volunteerism, youth empowerment/activism, and youth development. In his free time, he loves to read fantasy books, dance Salsa and Bachata, traveling, cooking, and playing with puppies.