Ms. Darby is a career member of the Civil Service with 21 years of service. From 2011-2015, she served as a Deputy Assistant Secretary in the INL Bureau, overseeing INL’s efforts in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan and on a wide range of anti-crime and criminal justice topics. Since 2015, she has served as a Senior Advisor to the INL Assistant Secretary, with a focus on INL’s leadership, diversity, and broader organizational development efforts.
With the exception of an 18-month assignment as Chief of Staff to the Director General of the Foreign Service and Director of Human Resources, Ms. Darby has served the majority of her State Department career in INL, working primarily on criminal justice and peacekeeping assistance in post-conflict environments including the Balkans, Afghanistan, Africa, and Iraq. From 2002-2005, she served as director of the Narcotics Affairs Section at the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan.
Before joining State, Ms. Darby served on the National Security Council staff.
She graduated with honors from Mount Holyoke College (B.A.) and Georgetown University Law Center (J.D.).