Darren was born and raised in Scarborough Southwest. He is an alumnus of General Brock Public School, SATEC @ W.A. Porter Collegiate and York University. Professionally, he has worked in the non-profit sector at WE Charity (formerly Free The Children) and at Google, working in Canada and abroad in South-East Asia and India. Since leaving the corporate world, he continues to work on various grassroot initiatives including as a Scarborough campaign manager during the City of Toronto city council elections.