Shiva Darian
PhD Student
Information Science

Shiva Darian is a PhD student in information science working to understand how communication practices influence the world around us. Her current research focuses on how advocacy organizations use data when addressing the public. She is a member of the Philanthropic Informatics Research Lab (PIRL) with Dr. Amy Voida

Shiva has dual BAs in philosophy and international politics from Penn State University, and has spent time exploring the nonprofit sector working as a union organizer, think tank research associate, and a refugee caseworker.

She is passionate about data ethics, logic and rhetoric within social movements, and exploring new places. Tell your pets she says hi!