Darley Tom

Communications Associate, United Nations Foundation

Darley Tom

Darley joined the UN Foundation’s Public Affairs team in November 2011. Prior to the Foundation Darley was an Education Program Officer for a local NGO in Cambodia working on redesigning curriculum and developing partnerships with other local NGOs. The experience in Cambodia, combined with in-depth research on partnership development and consensus building, served as her final case study for her Masters in International Development from the Heller School of Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University. Darley has had a wide range of cross-sector professional experience including positions at ABC News, the United Nations, and the USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service. Darley earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Journalism from the University of Delaware. In her spare time Darley enjoys biking, writing short stories, and finding new things to see and do in her new home, Washington, D.C.

Blog Posts by Darley Tom

6 Cool Development Innovations
The United Nations Foundation works with entrepreneurs dedicated to not only building businesses, but a better world.
December 21, 2013

All Aboard for Social Change
The UN Foundation is excited to partner with the Millennial Trains Project (MTP) because entrepreneurs serve as a great catalyst for social change. Last week, our Resident Entrepreneur Elizabeth Gore joined 24 enterprising millennials for MTP’s inaugural 10-day transcontinental train journey from San Francisco to Washington D.C. These 24 entrepreneurs are currently traveling across the country, stopping in seven cities along the way, to advance projects that benefit local communities.
August 15, 2013

Global Entrepreneurs Council Come to Washington, D.C.
Recently, some of America’s top entrepreneurs gathered at the United Nations Foundation to learn more about what we do and to help us inject innovation into our work helping the U.N. solve the world’s biggest problems like disease, poverty, climate change and gender discrimination.
April 15, 2013

Falling for Change
Fall, my favorite season, is officially here (at least in my hometown of D.C.). I love the crispness in the air, the colorful leaves, and cozy sweaters. Most of all, I love the feeling of "change" everywhere. This fall, the United Nations Foundation is embracing the season of change with three exciting initiatives to give everyone, everywhere the chance to make a difference in their community and around the world.
October 7, 2012

Sneak Peek of the 2012 Social Good Summit
Talking about how to use social media for social good is one of our favorite conversations at the UN Foundation. At the upcoming 2012 Social Good Summit, we’ll be taking this conversation global – discussing how to use technology and social media for change with leaders, innovators, activists, technology experts and others around the world!
September 18, 2012

Energy's Great Potential
During her trip to Washington D.C., Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Christiana Figueres, visited the United Nations Foundation. UN Foundation Vice President for Climate and Energy, Reid Detchon and Figueres held a media roundtable with some of D.C’s most prominent climate and energy reporters.
April 19, 2012