Darrah Perryman is a storyteller, avid traveler and explorer, and service-minded millennial from Chicago, Illinois. She grew up in Castle Rock, Colorado, before moving to the suburbs of Chicago nearly seven years ago. She received her bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she was the assistant features editor of The Daily Illini and a beat reporter covering Champaign-related news and racial politics.
Darrah now works for the United States Peace Corps, a government agency that sends American volunteers abroad to tackle the world’s most pressing issues. There, she works as a public affairs specialist, and tells stories of returned and currently serving Peace Corps volunteers, and a myriad of other duties. Darrah graduated from DePaul University with a master’s degree in journalism in June 2018. Her reporting interests include breaking news, politics, arts and entertainment, social justice issues, feature profiles and history. When she’s not working or attending classes in the Loop, Darrah enjoys reading, traveling, volunteering, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the city.