Darlene Azarmi is the Democracy Campaigner at Friends of the Earth, where they are working to build momentum for an Independent Redistricting Commission in North Carolina while forging deeper ties between environmental and voting rights communities. Darlene holds a BA in Environmental Studies from UNC Wilmington, studied “People, Politics, and Environment” in the Galapagos, and has a certificate in Nonprofit Management from Duke. Their passions for civic engagement, environmental justice, and racial equity culminate with their work at FOE. Darlene previously worked with Democracy North Carolina, the Oregon Public Interest Research Group, and Oceana in Washington, D.C. Outside of movement spaces, they enjoy hiking, wildcrafting, riding things with two wheels, and spoken word. Darlene resides in Asheville, where you can often find them enjoying an Appalachian sunset from their porch with their hound dog.