Daria has a PhD in Higher Education Leadership, Management, and Policy from Seton Hall University. She holds a bachelor's degree from Kean University in Spanish language and Literature and a Master's degree in Educational Leadership, Management, and Policy from Seton Hall University.
Her research interests include contemplative practices in education, students assessment, community engagement, educational technologies, teacher effectiveness, work place productivity, and international comparative education. She is also a long time public school teacher.
When she is not teaching, researching, or writing, she loves to practice yoga, spend time with family, and tend to her garden.
She is a recipient of the 2016-2017 Fulbright Distinguished Award in Teaching, USA to Chile.