Shiva Darian holds a PhD in Information Science from the University of Colorado Boulder. She is an HCI researcher studying nonprofits and their clients as end users of technology applying qualitative and data science methods for formative requirements gathering for system design. She received her MS in information science from CU Boulder and holds undergraduate degrees in philosophy and international politics from Penn State University. She has a background working with marginalized communities in the nonprofit sector as a refugee caseworker and union organizer.