I am a smart contract engineer at Opyn and working on squeeth. I graduated from UC Berkeley after studying Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and minoring in Ethnic Studies.

Previously, I was the President of Blockchain at Berkeley. I see a blockchain-enabled future as one avenue towards financial and informational autonomy, agency, and self-determination for populations traditionally oppressed by centralized institutions. I conducted research at the School of Information in Professor Niloufar Salehi's lab. I also worked as a Software Engineering Intern at Facebook on the Volunteering and Community Help Team. Don't hesitate to book a chat, email, or DM me.

publication(s)

Bridging Action Frames: Instagram Infographics in U.S. Ethnic Movements
Darya Kaviani, Niloufar Salehi
ACM CSCW 2022

favorite projects

Satchel

Satchel is a decentralized application that banks underbanked school communities by facilitating locally-governed projects and bootstrapping capital through DeFi-powered donations and financial primitives.

Writivist

A mobile application that streamlines contacting elected officials to with the intention of making civic involvement accessible and effortless. Includes a Template Library, a find my representatives map, and robust email automation.